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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the event and RSVP at:

http://www.planning.org/tuesdaysatapa/index.htm

 

 

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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Not So Big® Showhouse in Realtor Mag

Our Sarah Susanka designed showhouse on SchoolStreet was recently featured in Realtor Mag! Make sure to check out the article and watch the video tour by Sarah herself.

Designing on a Human Scale

Sarah Susanka’s newly-constructed ‘not so big house’ in Libertyville, Ill., provides smart ideas for comfortable living in fewer square feet.
DECEMBER 2011 | BY ERICA CHRISTOFFER

Not So Big® Showhouse Featured in the Daily Herald

Wasted living space expelled from SchoolStreet design

By Deborah Donovan

Sarah Susanka delivers. For more than a decade the architect has been designing “Not So Big Houses” and writing books about them.

Fans have studied the pictures, reread the texts and tried to imagine exactly what she had in mind.

For people in the Chicago suburbs, the wait is over. The first “tract” house designed by Susanka is built, decorated and open for tours.

Read the Article

 

SchoolStreet on the Front Page of the Chicago Tribune’s Real Estate Section!

SchoolStreet and the Not So Big® Showhouse were featured on the front page of the Sunday Real Estate Section of the Chicago Tribune.

Living large in less space

New Libertyville house showcases architect Susanka’s ‘not so big’ principles

Mary Ellen PodmolikThe Home FrontNovember 25, 2011

For the past 12 years, architect Sarah Susanka has espoused the need for houses that are smaller, yes, but also more practical and eminently more livable.

She’s written books, given presentations and worked privately for homeowners. Now, with the era of the McMansion in the rearview mirror for many, Susanka has partnered with a Chicago-area developer to construct a “not so big” home in Libertyville to show consumers what she has been talking about all these years.

The showcase home, located at the 26-site SchoolStreet Homes development under construction a block east of downtown, is open for weekend tours until May 20…. Read the rest of the article here

Not So Big® Showhouse featured in Minneapolis Star Tribune

‘Not So Big House’ takes center stage

Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune

Updated: November 19, 2011 – 2:34 PM

Sarah Susanka wanted to show people how they can live comfortably with less space.

So the celebrated architect and author of “The Not So Big House” series of books designed a showhouse in SchoolStreet, a new housing development in Libertyville, Ill., which opened for tours this week. We chatted with Susanka about “better-not-bigger” design, strategic wall color and the house of the future….

Read the Interview:

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/134121678.html