Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bigger Not Always Best, Author Says.

Byline: Leanne Potts Journal Staff Writer

Architect Sarah Susanka, author of the bluntly named 1998 best-seller "Not So Big House," is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement toward smaller, better designed houses.

She has been making the rounds on Oprah and Rosie and NPR in a quest to convince America that bigger houses are not necessarily better houses.

Susanka, whose follow-up book "Creating the Not So Big House" came out last month, says Americans hunger for livable homes but only know how to build palatial ones. We're victims of our own love of excess, she says.

"This is a country rich in material possessions but lacking a certain soulfulness," she says from her home in Raleigh, N. …

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