Check out Sarah Susanka’s Minazine!

Sarah’s first Minazine of of 2012 is a special edition titled The Not So Big Showhouse in Libertyville, IL.

This issue features numerous articles about the Not So Big Showhouse®, including a guest article by StreetScape’s own David Pollard titled Redfields and the Beta Housing Model.

StreetScape and Libertyville to Speak at the American Planning Association

SchoolStreet’s John McLinden, and Libertyville’s John Spoden AICP, will give a talk at the APA, Tuesday February 21st at 5:30 pm.

John and John will be presenting the SchoolStreet project and discussing the benefits of its thoughtful planning for both the residents of SchoolStreet and Libertyville as a whole.









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See the Existing Spaces of SchoolStreet Lofts!

Interior Demolition has begun at the SchoolStreet Lofts School Building!
We have recorded the old classrooms as virtual tours so that you can see what they looked like before we begin transforming them into peoples’ homes and lofts.

Click Here to see all of the SchoolStreet Lofts Spaces

For more information about the SchoolStreet Lofts Project, visit:

Not So Big® Showhouse Announced For Sale and Featured on!

Deal Estate: The Blog is the online extension of Chicagomagazine’s monthly “Deal Estate” column, which is written by Dennis Rodkin. On the blog, Rodkin—who has been covering the local housing scene for Chicago since 1991—provides timely updates on new homes to hit the market, recent high-end sales, and other residential real-estate news from the city and suburbs. 

Read Dennis Rodkin’s Deal Estate Article

SchoolStreet in the Chicago Tribune Again!

Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big philosophy and SchoolStreet Homes are mentioned in an article by Jeffrey Steele in Friday’s ‘Chicago Homes’ section of the Tribune.

Home, lean home

Designers, builders resolve to lose extra house flab

By Jeffrey Steele, Special to the TribuneDecember 30, 2011

 Have you resolved to go on a diet and shed pounds in the new year? Why not also put your home on a diet in 2012?

It makes sense, said Sharon Kreighbaum, author of the new book “Is Your House Overweight? Recipes for Low-Fat Rooms” and owner of Staged Makeovers in Hudson, Ohio. When a house is overweight, it feels uncomfortable and sluggish and weighs on occupants, said the interior designer and home stager.

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