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The Not So Big House Collection
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The Not So Big House and Creating The Not So Big House are the works that inspired the popularization of residential architecture across the nation. Now you can get Sarah Susanka?s groundbreaking architectural design ideas in one handsome slipcase set. Purchase the set and save of the cost of buying the book separately.
"The rooms pictured in the book are both practical and lovely." San Francisco Chronicle
"[Susanka shows] how to downsize the dream house without diminishing the dream...Put your house to the test with architect Sarah Susanka?s formula." The Washington Post
"Insightful...[The Not So Big House] provides a much-needed alternative to all the new construction sprouting up that either wastes spaces or uses floor plans that are irrelevant to the way families live." Philadelphia Inquirer
"Think small: In an age of McMansions and exponentially expanding square footage, The Not So Big House is a welcome call for a reordering of priorities. Sarah Susanka outlines numerous strategies that help small spaces think big." Good Housekeeping
"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, about Creating the Not So Big House
"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
Sarah Susanka's best-selling books, The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House, are available for the first time in one slipcase set. These two volumes offer all of Sarah Susanka's trendsetting architectural ideas in one handsome package.
Available for the first time are Susanka's bestselling books in one handsome slipcase set. This great gift package offers all of her trendsetting architectural ideas in one set. Illustrations.
About the Author
As an advocate of "less is more" in residential architecture and interior design, Fine Homebuilding contributing editor Sarah Susanka has emerged as one of America's favorite home architects. Her books Creating the Not So Big House and The Not So Big House offer a new vision for the American home: houses about a third smaller than what you thought you needed — but better suited to your lifestyle. In short, quality over quantity.
Sarah has been featured by U.S. News and World Report as one of 18 innovators in American culture, and she had a featured article in USA Weekend's 5th Annual Home and Garden Issue for Spring 2001. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Charlie Rose Show, and numerous radio shows around the country. She is a former principal and founding partner of the firm chosen by LIFE magazine to design its 1999 Dream Home.
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