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Master Speaker for Greenprints: Sarah Susanka building a House Not So Big

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Sarah Susanka, FAIA, is leading the movement to redefine the American home and lifestyle. Through her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential design she has demonstrated that the sense of “home” we seek has to do with quality, not quantity. In her Not So Big House series, Susanka helps readers understand that we feel “at home” in our houses when where we live reflects who we are in our hearts. Susanka recently unveiled the highly anticipated plans of her Not So Big Showhouse design for SchoolStreet Homes in Libertyville, Ill. Susanka’s Showhouse in Libertyville is a landmark event. For the first time, the best-selling author has agreed to design a house for a major development. Her goal is to introduce a semi-custom product into the mainstream residential housing market. The Showhouse will open in the fall of 2011. Susanka is the author of nine books that collectively weave together home and life design, revealing that a Not So Big attitude serves not only architectural aims, but life goals as well. Her books have sold well over one million copies and continue to rank highly on best-seller lists. Her titles include The Not So Big House, Not So Big Remodeling, Home By Design, and The Not So Big Life. Her most recent book, More Not So Big Solutions was released in March 2010 by The Taunton Press.

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