The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live

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Taunton Press, 1998 - House & Home - 199 pages
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This best-seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998. In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today. The book created a groundswell of interest among homeowners, architects, and builders. More than 200 photographs bring the spirit of the "Not So Big" house alive.

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User Review  - Harmless_Dilettante - LibraryThing

A really charming collection of two books: The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House by architect Sarah Susanka. The former book gives her philosophy for home design which boils down to ... Read full review

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This is a great book if you are planning on building a small place or a place that you will take care of using the space and pay attention to detail that will reflect your staste and personality Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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.

Kira Obolensky has written for print, film, and stage. She co-authored Sarah Susanka's national bestseller, "The Not So Big House. Kira's book, "Garage, was published in 2001. She has received a number of writing awards and fellowships, including the Kesselring Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. She lives in Minneapolis.

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