We are in production of our next book, Small Homes, and we will be posting sneak previews as we continue doing layout — over the next several months.
My name is Suzy, and I’d like to tell you about my small house. It’s a little 1943 ranch-style farmhouse, 1082 sq. ft., and sits on 10 lovely acres just outside historic Madison, GA.
When we began to search for our first home, we considered lots of options. We had to choose between either a “desirable” neighborhood, or acreage in a more rural setting.
We’d been in Atlanta for a year and it was way too busy for us, so we began looking around outside the city. All the houses we looked at just didn’t work for us. Either they were small lots with large odd-shaped homes (’80s weirdness), or trailers on large plots of land.
It had always been my dream to own an old home. I fell in love with a bungalow while living in West Allis, Wisconsin, and midwestern architecture remains my favorite.
Then this little farm caught my eye. When I first saw this house, something about it spoke to me…