13 August 2009

New Homes Shrinking

A CNN article:

The size of newly built homes fell in 2008 for the first time in almost 15 years. Is the McMansion era on the wane?

... "A new ethic is arising right now that will become commonplace -- as commonplace as is recycling today, when just a few decades ago it was rarely, if ever, done," said Sarah Susanka, author of the book, "The Not So Big House."

...She believes the current shrinking trend mimics one of 100 years ago, when simple bungalows supplanted elaborate Victorian homes as the design choice for many Americans...

Or maybe it is just the recession. We'll see what the numbers look like in a few years.

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