Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune featured a fantastic article on the benefits of community planning in new urban developmehts:
Read the blog post by By Ann Dillemuth, AICP on the APA blog:
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:
Entering The Home:
Living Area and Kitchen:
Away Room and Downstairs Bath:
Upstairs Bedrooms and Baths:
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
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.
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
Wasted living space expelled from SchoolStreet design
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.
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
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 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: