Not So Big® Showhouse Featured in Trib Local

Read the story featuring architect Sarah Susanka, and our own John McLinden:

http://triblocal.com/libertyville/2011/09/30/not-so-big-house-progresses-in-downtown-libertyville/

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SchoolStreet at the Center of Daily Herald Article

Number of homes sold [in Lake County] increases in August

“Sold” signs, like these at the School Street development in downtown Libertyville, are increasing in Lake County, which had 726 homes sold during August compared to 513 the year before, according to a report Wednesday by the Illinois Association of Realtors.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110921/business/709219871/#ixzz1ZCCcqFUL

 

SchoolStreet Featured on Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch!

Watch the fantastic story featuring StreetScape’s John McLinden, Sarah Susanka, and our happy residents:

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See the full article:

http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/wealth-a-gold-pullback/FDF7B6C0-EC04-4E98-B2F6-A5FD8C07039C

SchoolStreet One Year Later

Last week marked the one year anniversary that we closed on the land that is now known as the SchoolStreet development in downtown Libertyville. With 21 of 26 homes sold, 6 homes now occupied, 4 homes framed, 2 foundation built, 2 more holes dug, 2 homes beginning in two weeks, and the start of construction on the SchoolStreet Lofts Model Unit…. we feel pretty good about what we have accomplished.

Check out some of the current photos:

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Sarah Susanka to Speak Tomorrow in Mount Prospect

Author and architect of School Street’s Not So Big® Showhouse, Sarah Susanka, is in town to speak in Mount Prospect. Sarah will be speaking about sustainable lifestyles and communities tomorrow, September 21.

More information and details at:

http://triblocal.com/mount-prospect/calendar/2011/09/21/sarah-susanka-and-the-not-so-big-house-series-the-first-step-in-sustainability/

Sarah Susanka to Speak with Bill Moller on WGN Radio

Be sure to tune in to WGN radio from 9-11:30am tomorrow morning. At about 11am, Bill Moller will be talking with architect Sarah Susanka about her Not So Big® Showhouse and School Street.

Make sure to pass the word, and we would love you to share your comments of the broadcast.

You can listen on AM 720, or stream from http://www.wgnradio.com/about/listen/#

Not So Big® Showhouse Featured in Daily Herald

The suburban Chicago newspaper, the Daily herald, featured Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big® Showhouse on Saturday. The home is part of StreetScape Development’s SchoolStreet project:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110910/entlife/709109921/

Not So Big Showhouse Staircase Photos!

Construction of the central stairwell in Sarah Susanka’s, Not So Big® Showhouse, is underway!

SchoolStreet Success Story – Part 1

A recent University of Virginia study by Environmental and Urban Planning professor William Lucy, found that there is a tremendous demographic shift of hombuyers to urban and urban infill projects. Lucy said, “More decentralized, multidimensional and shared solutions by developers, builders and government are required, and opportunities for fix-up, remodeling, expansion and condominium projects in cities and inner suburbs, fueled by preferences for convenient locations, will be the economic driver in the housing market in the future.”

SchoolStreet is a perfect example of a responsible development built on urban infill planning principles coupled with “front porch” architectural design. This concept provides a truly vibrant street-oriented community powered by a convenient, downtown location.

Through SchoolStreet, we are taking “a different perspective”, and so far, the results speak for themselves.