Not So Big Showhouse Staircase Photos!

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

New Video! Sarah Susanka’s Tour of the “Not So Big®” Showhouse

Last week, Sarah Susanka was in town to check on the construction progress of her “Not So Big®” Showhouse on School Street. While she was here, she recorded a quick walking tour of her design concepts throughout the home. We especially appreciate her explanation for bringing the kitchen to the front of the house – the idea is part of the overall concept of SchoolStreet, to bring the living back to the front porch and ultimately to the street. This is how we create our “front porch” communities.

Photos From the Porch Party

It rained in the morning, but the afternoon brought clear skies and cooler temperatures… it was perfect for all the porch parties along School Street. We had a lot of fun, food, and drinks – and residents were able to get their first sneak peek at Sarah Susanka’s “Not So Big®” Showhouse.

Front Porch Party Tomorrow!

Sarah Susanka, renowned architect and author of the Not So Big House book series, has designed our Showhouse on School Street in Libertyville, IL.

Saturday marks the first time that the home will be open to the public for a sneak peek of what all of the excitement is about. The home is still under construction, so we will be hosting a “Front Porch Party” for the neighborhood, the village, and other folks who would like to see the Not So Big® concepts first hand.

The Showhouse is one of the celebrated homes of a 26 house development we are building in downtown Libertyville on School Street. The name of the new urban infill development is…. you guessed it, School Street! Anchoring the street, is a 1939 school house that will be converted to 15 loft units with soaring ceilings, huge windows, and really cool floor plans fitting into old school rooms.

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Date: Saturday August 20, 2011 5-7pm