Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life

Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life

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Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life by Sarah Susanka, Marc Vassallo, Susanka Studios

Best-selling author of The Not So Big House Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners and builders across the country: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there. Susanka and Vassallo focus their lens on the tangible and sometimes intangible details that bring an otherwise ordinary home to life. Incorporating such details as dropped ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, window seats, and well-placed alcoves infuses a home with the character of its owners and conveys a uniqueness that's mising in many homes built or remodeled today. From Rhode Island to San Diego, the 23 homes featured here illustrate exceptional attention to detail. Each offers inspiration for those building or remodeling to transform their home into an expression of all that is important to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561589845
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Series: Sarah Susanka Series
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 798,283
Product dimensions: 9.92(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.55(d)

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 & 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 & Partners, Inc., the firm chosen by LIFE magazine to design its 1999 Dream House.

Marc Vassallo has spent over two decades in publishing and is former Editorial Director of The Taunton Press. His book The Barefoot Home was named Best Home & Garden Book of 2006 by Amazon.com. Vassallo has written for numerous magazines and literary journals and received a Fellowship in Fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Seattle with his wife and son. He is an avid backpacker, sea kayaker, and urban gardener.

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Inside the Not So Big House: Discovering the Details that Bring a Home to Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read out of Susanka's and I fell in love with it. I've had it out of the library for a month and I keep going back to read it. I love the way she changes how we look at houses not more space, but more intricacy and value. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes to look at houses, wants to find a better, more functional and organized way to live, or who just appreciate well-planned-out houses.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, so maybe a star rating does not make any sense as I have not read this book. But, I had to come up with one to post this 'review'. I have been a fan of Sarah Susanka since my husband brought home the Not So Big House book several years ago. I found Susanka to be thoughtful and insightful. Her philosophy about creating useful space is very compelling to me. We recently bought a 'new' house for us which is 80+ years. I was thrilled to stumble upon this book as we have many projects ahead of us and definitely could use a guide.