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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.

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

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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<">.
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Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This sequel to "The Not So Big House" thoughtfully considers 20 new homes and five remodels that span a broad range of styles, climates, and landscape considerations to show how the not-so-big ideal can work in any setting. Photos. 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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pbarnhill, March 18, 2007 (view all comments by pbarnhill)
An interesting read if you enjoy uniquie design ideas....a fascinating read if you are thinking of building a small, destinctive cabin or Not So Big House. This book helps the non-architect think outside the box; or said another way, the book primes the mind for creative thinking....even if you are generally NOT a creative thinker.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781561583775
Author:
Crawford, Grey
Author:
Crawford, Grey
Illustrator:
Bricher, Scott
Author:
Russell, Mary
Author:
Susanka, Sarah
Author:
Susanka Studios
Author:
Bricher, Scott
Author:
Crawford, Grey
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Location:
Newtown, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Interior architecture
Subject:
Space (Architecture)
Subject:
Space
Subject:
Small houses
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
General Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 2.03 lb

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Product details 258 pages Taunton Press - English 9781561583775 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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. "
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by , This sequel to "The Not So Big House" thoughtfully considers 20 new homes and five remodels that span a broad range of styles, climates, and landscape considerations to show how the not-so-big ideal can work in any setting. Photos. Illustrations.
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