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Susanka is a nationally known residential architect. In this book she shows homeowners what they need to know to get the home that fits their dreams and lifestyles. She examines 25 examples of design and gives readers an insight in to successful home design. Susanka discusses and illustrates the principles of the Not So Big House.

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