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Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Homeby Sarah Susanka
Synopses & Reviews
In this sequel to The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka shows readers how to create extraordinary "Not So Big" homes. She leads a personal tour through 25 of the most beautiful, well-designed homes in North America. More than 200 color photos, floor plans and design details illustrate this innovative philosophy.
"Susanka includes 25 delightful examples of houses designed by architects from around the country. Each example features gorgeous photographs and Susanka's simple, readable prose. For small families, confirmed singles, and retirees, this book offers expert ideas on finding or creating the right-size home sweet home. " Booklist
"Susanka knows well that hough, moolah, isn't all plentiful and that big ain't even remotely better....If you're ever going to build or renovate, buy this book." Stephen Gordon, CEO Restoration Hardware
"Susanka's book, Creating the Not So Big House, shows how space can be small but beautiful and visually expansive....She has tapped into those principles that Frank Lloyd Wright used in his 'Usonian' Houses and has presented them in a very clear and beautifully illustrated format." Eric Lloyd Wright, architect
"Sarah Susanka offers us a more hopeful stategy for sustaining human development just make life richer, not bigger....Improve your life and everyone else's. Use the ideas in this book not more square feet!" William McDonough, FAIA, architect, educator, and winner of the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development
Book News Annotation:
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 c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This sequel to the bestselling "The Not So Big House" offers 20 examples of new houses built according to "not so big" principles for the millions of homeowners who want to downsize their dream home without diminishing the dream. 275 color photos. 40 color illustrations.
About the Author
An advocate of "less is more" in residential architecture and interior design, Sarah Susanka has emerged as one of America's favorite home architects. As a result of the success of The Not So Big House and the new vision it holds for the American home, she was featured by U.S. News and World Report as one of 18 innovators in American culture. Susanka has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Charlie Rose Show, and numerous radio shows around the country. She is a former principle and founding partner of the firm chosen by Life magazine to design its 1999 Dream Home.
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