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 quantity to create a floor plan for today's informal lifestyle. Creating the Not So Big House puts those groundbreaking ideas into action, exploring 25 unique homes designed according to Susanka's principles. A wonderful holiday or housewarming gift, this remarkable set can help anyone design a house that emphasizes comfort, beauty, and a high level of detail no matter how small it is.

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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.

Kira Obolensky has written for print, film, and stage. She co-authored Sarah Susanka's national bestseller, "The Not So Big House. Kira's book, "Garage, was published in 2001. She has received a number of writing awards and fellowships, including the Kesselring Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. She lives in Minneapolis.

Crawford is a photographer whose work has appeared in every major national and international architecture magazine as well as in several books on architecture and design.

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