Creating the Not So Big House

Creating the Not So Big House

Insights and Ideas for the New American Home

Oversize Book - 2000
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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.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9781561583775
Branch Call Number: 728.0973/SUSA
Characteristics: 258 pages : illustrations ; 26cm.


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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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