"Sarah Susanka has teamed up with design writer Marc Vassallo to help her readers incorporate the details of not-so-big living into their decorating schemes...As the 25 homes featured in the book demonstrate, such additions combine good looks with function to unify and enhance interior spaces.""- Boston Globe"
"Susanka has become the poster girl for an architectural movement that worships scale and simplicity. Here she and Vassallo go inside 23 not-so-big houses to illustrate the details -- built-in storage, diverse ceiling heights and materials, color, simplicity, tricks of the eye -- that not only give a house personality but also make it more livable."
- Lynette Evans, "San Francisco Chronicle"
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 across the country in its first year of publication. To date, over 500,000 copies have been sold. As a result of her first book and the new vision it holds for the American home, she was featured by US News and World Report
as one of 18 innovators in American culture. Susanka has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show
, the Charlie Rose Show,
and NPR’s Diane Rehm Show
, as well as on numerous radio shows around the country. 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 Home.
Marc Vassallo received a degree in architecture from Cornell University, interned at a small architectural office in Colorado, and designed and built his own energy-conserving house in Virginia before turning his attention fully to words. He has since published numerous magazine features and short stories, and was awarded an NEA fellowship for his fiction. During eight years with The Taunton Press, Vassallo served as a magazine story editor and chief editor, and as the company’s editorial director. Vassallo lives with his wife, Linda, and son, Nicky, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he writes frequently about home design and is also at work on a novel and a collection of stories. His second book with The Taunton Press, The Barefoot Home,
published in September, 2006