Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse traditional exterior

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
An outdoor living space accessed from the second floor is above the garage and back end of the first floor. This location provides a quiet and secure place for children to play and for outdoor parties.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

mr0mrssmith added this to Exterior Ideas
last Saturday
christammy added this to Backyard landscape
March 10, 2014
Covered deck.
mulaszek added this to Renovation Inspiration
January 26, 2014
Umida Siyamuhamedova added this to umida_siyamuhamedova's ideas
January 16, 2014
rooftop gardens
Juan Esperas added this to Craftsman Elements
November 29, 2013
The doors on the bottom for the doors opening to the backyard
Kerry Mueller added this to deck
November 25, 2013
Low walls like house instead of stone
sanangelo added this to Exterior Ideas
November 6, 2013
Windows! Second story on back
pawi1982 added this to pawi1982's Ideas
November 2, 2013
bozemanartist added this to New Peach Lot
September 25, 2013
Back deck
ballisonhinds added this to ballisonhinds's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Love this concept of a first floor open patio
Defined Design added this to Yard/Garden
August 24, 2013
great deck idea - partially covered area is great addition
tjluppino99 added this to Backyard
August 16, 2013
Covered deck
intel4 added this to Final Deck
July 20, 2013
Craftsman style elements
sanhati added this to sanhati's ideas
July 18, 2013
terrace of the same house
Elizabeth Garcia added this to elizabeth_garcia247's Ideas
July 3, 2013
Great patio area!
Wendy Wheatley added this to wendy_wheatley's ideas
July 2, 2013
outdoor areas
jregan80 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 25, 2013
thesherbets added this to thesherbets's Ideas
June 3, 2013
Match house
3sally added this to 3sally's ideas
June 2, 2013
covered deck with privacy wall
Tara Wohlgemuth added this to landscape
May 27, 2013
wall and benches privacy
97035td added this to 97035td’s ideas
April 25, 2013
tuttle56 added this to Patio Ideas
April 17, 2013
Like the overall feel
mgwii added this to mgwii's Favorites
March 22, 2013
Deck planters
jbwatts8 added this to jbwatts8's Ideas
March 19, 2013
Windows and porch moldings
Heather Niemann added this to chicago home
March 18, 2013
outdoor space
bittski added this to kccarlos's ideas
March 16, 2013
bkjmom added this to Outdoor
March 13, 2013
Built in bench
garyschubert added this to garyschubert's ideas
March 11, 2013
hsfortson added this to Deck Ideas
March 6, 2013
Built in bench next to house
Heidesigns added this to Outdoor
February 27, 2013
lpotempa27 added this to Outdoor Rooms
February 26, 2013
Amie Evans added this to outdoor project
January 19, 2013
tree box
jessica1031 added this to Patio
January 14, 2013
KM&M Designs added this to katherine_marle_moberg's ideas
October 28, 2012
This is a gorgeous modern home, but not one window has a blind or drape, where is the privacy that you need to dress and bathe? What will it look like when the necessary window treatments are added? Quite different I suspect.
C Micheal added this to cmicheal's ideas
October 26, 2012
deck space
haubrick added this to haubrick's ideas
October 25, 2012
added deck
ccollins1 added this to ccollins1's ideas
October 21, 2012
sarah susanka outdoor space
ferando added this to ferando's Favorites
September 28, 2012
Photo by Barry Rustin School ST. Libertyville Illinois showcase house by Sarah Susanka FAIA
AIA Custom Residential Architects Network added this to So what the heck does an architect do anyway?
September 28, 2012
From saving money through reduced square footage to incorporating sustainable technologies and materials to making sure it's built right, an architect adds value. Let's face it, moving a wall on paper is a whole lot less costly than moving a wall after it's built. So rather than doing the former,have your architect show you how to save time and money by doing the later.
Katie Trenkle added this to W Basement
September 3, 2012
bobsid36 added this to bobsid36's ideas
September 3, 2012
The raised beds and the flow of the decking with the build in seating. wonderful.
bailey0622 added this to patio
August 12, 2012
ginia1970 added this to ginia1970's ideas
August 12, 2012
djjazzyjess added this to landscaping
August 1, 2012
Dale Kolbeck, Architect added this to dalekolbeck's ideas
July 30, 2012
S. house in Libertyville
yihdesign added this to yihdesign's Ideas
July 30, 2012
Wendy Cabler added this to wendy_cabler's ideas
July 24, 2012
I love the windows and the look of this house and its outdoor space!!
jan boeckmann added this to callygirlinmn's ideas
July 22, 2012
love this!
Lisa Hahnlen added this to Patio/Porch
July 22, 2012
Simple landscaping
ideabook12 added this to ideabook12's ideas
July 18, 2012
Kelli Mallory added this to kelli_mallory's ideas
July 6, 2012
sacfid added this to sacfid's ideas
June 29, 2012
Planters with the same facing as house
Erin Iacco added this to outdoor space
June 9, 2012
Above garage yard
pjmurphy27 added this to pjmurphy27's ideas
June 9, 2012
built in seating area/covered deck
mlgpeace added this to Media room (inhome theater)
June 8, 2012
back to view the lake
seastone added this to deck
June 4, 2012
above the garage
mikerh added this to mikerh's Favorites
May 17, 2012
Very similar to Pat and Tina's idea
eymi added this to eymi's ideas
April 29, 2012
windows bars
late4wk added this to Whole house
April 18, 2012
Sarah Susanka
lakehouselooker added this to lakehouselooker's Favorites
April 17, 2012
Outdoor area
terreverte added this to terreverte's ideas
April 9, 2012
I love the organization of this small space! breaking it up into separate "rooms" makes it feel balanced, not long and narrow
karenstolee added this to exterior
April 5, 2012
Windows doors
Michelle Iovino added this to Houses
March 8, 2012
Covered porch on back of house
mznagy added this to Outdoor Living
March 4, 2012
the planter box...picture in stone..plant a nice tree/shrub in it.
orangewombat added this to outside stuff
February 27, 2012
Private courtyard......very nice for living so close!
Jan Lei added this to Beach house
February 23, 2012
Love for the beach. Add more windows though
Kerry Sullivan added this to The Loft: windows
February 16, 2012
jessica_wa added this to exterior
February 13, 2012
cool outdoor space
galbklyn added this to galbklyn's ideas
February 11, 2012
it's on the second floor~~
news added this to general
February 9, 2012
porch to lawn
suen added this to suen's ideas
January 28, 2012
like window trim color scheme
mabel1515 added this to mabel1515's ideas
January 4, 2012
Sarah Bernardy Design added this to Exterior spaces
December 22, 2011
Beautiful backyard space on top of garage/2nd floor.
robigolbey added this to robigolbey's ideas
December 14, 2011
covered patio with built in seating. Privacy wall with built in, also private for the room inside.
Damien F added this to Atlas hardscape/landscape
December 9, 2011
Jack - this is the concept of decking/ pavers that I want to do on the right side of the house.
Design&Interiors added this to dr. R C .
December 3, 2011
outside lounge area
cathysilao added this to cathysilao's ideas
December 3, 2011
Sonja Belknap added this to living/great room
December 2, 2011
love the windows
Andrea Dunn added this to outdoor spaces
December 2, 2011
jfcanto added this to Exterior
December 2, 2011
2nd floor patio
linkar1 added this to kitchen
December 2, 2011
outdoor space on 2nd floor
skp1 added this to skp1's ideas
December 1, 2011
patio idea
mjmjrjrj4 added this to mjmjrjrj4's ideas
December 1, 2011
Gosh, this is nice.
wfasching added this to wfasching's ideas
December 1, 2011
ljcjc03 added this to ljcjc03's ideas
December 1, 2011
covered deck, planter boxes, green pathway to larger deck. cozy feeling.
saraethomas added this to saraethomas's ideas
December 1, 2011
Damien F added this to damien74's ideas
November 30, 2011
deck... broken up by dirt and dwarf grasses w/ flagstone pathway... staggered planter height, integrated bench in maching deck material w/ pillows and seat cushion- metal planter box...
arieljake added this to back porch
November 30, 2011
built-in seating
photogirl1991 added this to Yard / Driveway / Turnaround
November 30, 2011
Front Yard
libra924 added this to libra924's ideas
November 30, 2011
very relaxing
estrell added this to estrellita
November 30, 2011
judysinkule added this to judysinkule's ideas
November 30, 2011
closed porch on left side
designinspiration added this to Outdoor Living
November 30, 2011
second floor outdoor living space
awehrli added this to awehrli's Favorites
November 30, 2011
love this outdoor space
deye added this to deye's ideas
November 30, 2011
small back over a garage
cathym5 added this to cathym5's ideas
November 30, 2011
backyard living space
jennieandmichael added this to Jennieandmichael Structure
November 30, 2011
"outdoor living space accessed from the second floor is above the garage and back end of the first floor."
tere_frans added this to tere_frans's ideas
November 30, 2011
Seats on the side
ways added this to ways's ideas
November 30, 2011
love the privacy with the covered back
dboenker added this to Outdoor Spaces
November 30, 2011
very clean lines
wethmank added this to Misc
November 30, 2011
backyard / deck / patio entertaining space
Chrystie Scott added this to OUTDOORS
November 30, 2011
patio above garage
peliukas added this to peliukas's ideas
November 30, 2011
gal kada nors :)
siobhan soucie added this to ssoucie's ideas
November 30, 2011
second floor deck makes great use of garage roof.
wickywi added this to wickywi's Favorites
November 30, 2011
jordan peterson interior design added this to exteriors
November 30, 2011
built-in bench seating
watterworks added this to garden ideas
November 30, 2011
back covered deck
andreawlodarczyk added this to outdoor entertaining
November 30, 2011
gbohnert added this to gbohnert's ideas
November 30, 2011
roof garden
Mary Ann Einarson added this to designforretail's ideas
November 30, 2011
Sarah Susanka outdoor space
kimberlyb added this to kimberlyb's ideas
November 30, 2011
Like this as an upper deck or private suite patio? Is it possible?
losantana added this to losantana's Favorites
November 30, 2011
wonderful outdoor space
appleflag added this to front of house
November 30, 2011
half walls, planter boxes, cozy feeling
anatya added this to anatya's ideas
November 30, 2011
antonia_sund added this to antonia
November 30, 2011
An outdoor living space accessed from the second floor is above the garage and back end of the first floor. This location provides a quiet and secure place for children to play and for outdoor parties
flickys added this to Interior house ideas
November 30, 2011
recssed outdoor area... can sit out in rain or sun..
jfansler added this to dream home ideas
November 29, 2011
I love the out door upstairs patio
susanvincenti added this to exterior
November 29, 2011
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