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Inside the Not So Big House

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

By Sarah Susanka, Marc Vassallo

Sarah Susanka teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated across the country.

Price: $27.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781561589845
Year: 2007
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 210
Publisher: Taunton Press


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.