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Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home

By Sarah Susanka, Susanka Studios, Mary Russell

Product Description: Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home - Taunton Press - 1561586056 - ISBN:1561586056

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.

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Sarah Susanka has a not-so-insignificant idea in Creating the Not So Big House. She contrasts the glamorous, glossy-photo house plans of vaulted ceilings and palatial living rooms with the livable, day-to-day pleasure of cozy window seats and comfortable breakfast nooks, and her conclusion is resonating with families across the country: bigger but shoddier isn't better than smaller and well made. Descriptors like "spacious" and "expansive" fill the real-estate promos, but Susanka seeks the elusive yet affordable qualities that turn a house into a home. And she provides more than mere ideals around which to rally. She selected 25 house designs, from a southwestern adobe to a Minnesota farmhouse to a New York apartment to a Rhode Island summer cottage, and she profiles each home in great and well-illustrated detail.

Her ideas for interior as well as exterior views, airy stairways, diagonal views, and framed openings translate well in an array of different houses appropriate to childless couples and large families, as well as hot climes in Texas and cooler regions in Vermont. There are traditional designs to fit in with Massachusetts styling and contemporary designs to adapt to California cliffs, and they range from country spaces to suburban homes to city apartments.

Susanka selected house plans that are available for sale, because her purpose is to make affordable quality housing accessible to the general public, but they're also presented as catalysts for your own designs, because the house that worked for one person might inspire the plan that would work best for you. Whether you're in the market for a new house, want pragmatic renovation ideas, or are interested in the concept of space-saving abodes from a city-planning, philosophical perspective, Susanka's book is an eye-opener and a mind-expander, providing conceptual and practical tools to assist you in planning your own livable home. --Stephanie Gold

258 pages, Paperback
Published February 2002
ISBN: 1561586056
ISBN-13: 9781561586059
Manufacturer: Taunton Press  
Model: 9781561586059

Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home - Taunton Press - 1561586056 - ISBN: 1561586056 - ISBN-13: 9781561586059
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Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home - Taunton Press - 1561586056 - ISBN: 1561586056 - ISBN-13: 9781561586059
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