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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the event and RSVP at:

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

 

 

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:

http://www.schoolstreetlibertyville.com/lofts.shtml

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

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

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

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