Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home

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Taunton Press, 2000 - House & Home - 258 pages
Focusing on key design strategies such as visual weight, layering, and framed openings, home architect Suskana takes a close look at 25 houses designed to emphasize quality over the size of the structure. The houses represent a wide variety of styles and emphasize comfort and beauty, a high level of detail, and a floor plan designed for today's informal way of life. Extensively illustrated with color photographs. Oversize: 10.25x10.25". Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

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A great resource for ideas. I didn't realize when I put it on hold at the library that it's a book of house plans, addressing the question many people had after reading Susanka's first book - "how can ... Read full review

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Susanka's very successful The Not-So-Big House (LJ 9/15/98) nimbly capitalized on the 1990s small-is-beautiful wave that touted voluntary simplicity, downsizing, and contentment with one's lot in life ... Read full review


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Sarah Susanka is one of the leading residential architects in the United States. Her first book, "The Not So Big House," topped best-seller charts in Home & Garden categories in its first year of publication. Susanka has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Charlie Rose Show, and NPR's Diane Rehm Show. She is a former principal and founding partner of Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady & Partners, Inc., the firm chosen by LIFE magazine to design its 1999 Dream House.

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