Four-car-garages and starter castles
show that the American dream is alive and well.
"Our clients do not want starter castles
or behemoth houses," he says.
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).
Or they rail against the eruption of rural "starter castles
" amid once-working cattle ranches that have been transformed into urban cowboy retreats.
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.