Synopses & Reviews
Over a decade ago, Susan Susanka started a home design revolution with a deceptively simple message: build better, not bigger. Now, this updated slipcase set collects the two classic works that have inspired millions of homeowners and professionals. Proposing a new blueprint for the American home, the 10th anniversary edition of The Not So Big House stresses quality over quantity to create a floor plan for today's informal lifestyle. Creating the Not So Big House puts those groundbreaking ideas into action, exploring 25 unique homes designed according to Susanka's principles. A wonderful holiday or housewarming gift, this remarkable set can help anyone design a house that emphasizes comfort, beauty, and a high level of detail no matter how small it is.
About the Author
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 and 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 and Partners, Inc., the firm chosen by LIFE magazine to design its 1999 Dream House.
Sarah Susanka is known far and wide as the leader of a movement that has redefined the American home. She has shared her insights in many best-selling books, including The Not So Big House, the revolutionary title that started it all. Susanka has been invited to share her insights on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Charlie Rose, and HGTV; she is regularly profiled in leading shelter magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.Crawford is a photographer whose work has appeared in every major national and international architecture magazine as well as in several books on architecture and design.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.