Downsize: Living Large in a Small House

May 28, 2019

We are excited to announce that our Fletcher Place Home will be published in a new book this fall and was selected as the cover image.


Downsize: Living Large in a Small House profiles 33 small homes consciously designed for efficiency and comfortability. The Fletcher Place Home exemplifies our belief that quality architecture can happen at any size, scale, and budget.

The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Its full description is below from the publisher’s press release.



No matter whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, the trend toward living in a small home is here to stay. In Downsize: Living Large in a Small House (Taunton Press, October 29, 2019, $34.95), best-selling author Sheri Koones presents 33 exceptional houses that show how small can be comfortable, practical, energy efficient—and beautiful.

The small houses—all 2,000 square feet or less—presented in Downsize are owned by people who have made a conscious decision to downsize from a larger home to a smaller home—or who just decided to build small in the first place. Some of the houses are new (site-built or prefab), others are remodels. Presented as case studies, the featured homes showcase a variety of styles and locations; all boast numerous green features and space-efficiency strategies that can be applied to any small home.

Filled with over 275 inspirational photos, Downsize will help you discover how scaling back and simplifying where you live opens up a world where the demands of maintenance are lower, accessibility and convenience are enhanced, energy efficiency is elevated, and monthly bills are greatly reduced—all without sacrificing a well-built, beautiful home.



SHERI KOONES is a bestselling author and expert on small houses, energy efficiency, and prefabrication whose previous books include Prefabulous, Prefabulous Small Houses, Prefabulous + Sustainable, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, and Prefabulous World. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2017. Koones is also a journalist and speaker.