Creating the Not So Big House

Creating the Not So Big House

Insights and Ideas for the New American Home

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

Ingram Publishing Services
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.

The Not So Big House created a movement that is changing the way people think about the American home. That groundbreaking book proposed a new blueprint for the American home: a house that values quality over quantity, with an emphasis on comfort and beauty, a high level of detail, and a floor plan designed for today's informal lifestyle.

Creating the Not So Big House is the blueprint in action. Focusing on key design strategies such as visual weight, layering, and framed openings, Sarah Susanka takes an up-close look at 25 houses designed according to Not So Big principles. The houses are from all over North America in a rich variety of styles -- from a tiny New York apartment to a southwestern adobe, a traditional Minnesota farmhouse, and a cottage community in the Pacific Northwest. Whether new or remodeled, these one-of-a-kind homes provide all the inspiration you need to create your own Not So Big House.

& Taylor

A sequel to The Not So Big House focuses on comfort, lifestyle, and durability by exploring twenty new homes and five remodels that encompass a vast array of styles, climates, and landscapes. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781561586059
Branch Call Number: 728.37 Su81c
Characteristics: 258 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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Oct 10, 2019

Before there was a "tiny house movement", Sarah Susanka developed the idea of the not-so-big house. This book has a wealth of design principles and ideas for creating wonderful spaces that maximize beauty and practicality while minimizing excess space and cost.


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