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Homes Are Getting Bigger Again


For several years now, we’ve seen reports that the average home size is shrinking. The news has often been touted as “the end of the McMansion,” or a similar theme.

But now the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is reporting that the average new, single-family home is about 2,600 square feet, or  roughly 10 percent larger than it was five years ago, during the depths of the recession. That’s a big gain in a short time; analysts say it might be because more affluent buyers are the first to come back into the market as a downturn is ending, and they skew the numbers toward the higher end.

We believe homes should be the right size for the people who will occupy them. Marvin is a fan of the work of architect Sarah Susanka, whose “Not So Big House” philosophy calls for smaller, carefully planned spaces; thoughtful design; and high-quality materials.

But we’re proud that many architects and homeowners also choose our products for large, grand homes that are quite a bit bigger than average. Our “Built around you” philosophy works whether your home is small, large or in-between. No matter what the size or style, we’ll bring your dream to life with beauty, impeccable craftsmanship and superior performance.