The Not So Big House Collection: The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House
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The Not So Big House Collection: The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House

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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 q...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Taunton Press (first published September 10th 2002)
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Daniel
The books by Susanka serve as inspiration for new ways of looking at ordinary houses -- or a starting off point for building a new house that is beautiful and meets needs without wasting space.
Natalie
Loved it not so much for the actual writing, but rather the theory it aspouses. We can comfortably live in less space than we thought. I wish there were more up to date photos too.
Catriona
I read (or skimmed) several of Susanka's books and I love the ideas that she presents. I haven't figured out how to work them into my own home, but I hope to in the future.
Mary
love the ideas in here! practical as a way of life for everyone who values quality over quantity.
Jana
How I want to live my life.

In compact spaces. Intentionally.
Emily
Revolutionary. Changed my whole design philosophy.
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Sarah Susanka is a bestselling author, architect, and cultural visionary. Her "build better, not bigger" approach to residential architecture has been embraced across the country, and her "Not So Big" philosophy has sparked an international dialogue, evolving beyond our houses and into how we inhabit our lives. In addition to sharing her insights with Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Rose, Susanka has be...more
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