They need to become the norm, not the exception, if we in Europe are to meet the coming challenge of the four-garage-family and the starter castle.
Four-car-garages and starter castles show that the American dream is alive and well.
A well-planned smaller home is becoming favored over 6,000-foot starter castles
, (at least by those of us who can't afford a castle).
That's the average size, but there are plenty of starter castles
in the 5,000-square-feet-and-up category.
There is a move to smaller, saner houses rather than those huge starter castles
that appear in glossy magazines," says Loken, who points out that, ironically, he builds the biggest houses for the smallest families.