Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse traditional-bedroom

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin

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Emily Lynd wrote:
I like the wall color :) What specific paint color is the blue paint on the wall?
     Comment   November 12, 2012
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Marie St.Hilaire
Hi there. Thanks for your question. This is the kid's bedroom in the Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse, and the color is Sherwin Williams 7603 'Poolhouse'. For more information about the paint colors in the showhouse, please go to Thanks!
November 15, 2012 at 8:10AM   
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asfa wrote:
lenght widht and height of the window????
     Comment   January 5, 2012
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Beautiful. Where did you get the windows?
July 12, 2013 at 4:16PM   
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Marie St.Hilaire
Hi there. The windows in the Not So Big Showhouse were provided by Marvin Windows & Doors. Thanks for your question!
July 15, 2013 at 7:19AM   
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amars wrote:
LOVE Sarah's work! - What is the ceiling height in this room?
   Comment   November 12, 2013
jazzlvr wrote:
Window seating .. Measurements? - May I ask the width and depth of the window seating bay? Such a smart use of space!
     Comment   September 18, 2013
jfoder wrote:
Very classy...where did you get the doors and what is the size of each
   Comment   June 24, 2013
smj1 wrote:
suitable color - Hi.I have a question about a suitable mdf color to match with yellow & rash,for clothes shelf,&also what color for the walls? thanks alot for your terrific site.
   Comment   April 16, 2012

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Unlike many houses that have the bedroom closets built at the interior walls, the closets in this child's bedroom flank the window so a built-in window seat can be incorporated into the room.

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closets in this child's bedroom flank the window so a built-in window seat can be incorporated into the room.
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electrical outlet in window seat
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Unlike many houses that have the bedroom closets built at the interior walls, the closets in this child's bedroom flank the window so a built-in window seat can be incorporated into the room.
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extra sleeping space for a child
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Schränke an den Wänden isolieren den Raum gegen die kalte Außenseite des Hauses, müssen aber so geplant sein, dass nichts schimmelt.
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Sarah does it again ;)
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