I agree the giant McMansions people are building today are ridiculously huge but my house is 70 years old and the houses I sell are mostly built in the same era and most are all 3 bedrooms and have a separate lounge, dining and family room on decent size blocks so for me that's a typical size house and not big at all , the inner city semis and terraces are usually small but definitely not in the suburbs ( Sydney)
And where do people get the money? House behind ours sold for $940k over 2 years ago. It was 3 bedrooms. They've built this 2 storey monstrosity.
^I was just about to say this - what is the standard family now? Like 1.8 kids or something. We saw show homes yesterday that were 5 bed, 3 living + study huge huge huge houses. I know there are still big families around, but a lot of these houses would have many empty rooms if it's only housing 4 or 5 people. Seems a bit sad tbh!
We don't have a family room but we rent a big 4 bedroom house with 3 kids. It's an older reno'ed house. It is nice as it means their rooms aren't cluttered with toys but it does just move rooms (we have had a family room in the past).
As to big houses, I do see the point that it isn't good for the environment and I cringe at the McMansions. I wish we could forgo cooling but it gets to 45/46 out her quite a bit in summer. We use an evap/swampie as people in the country call them so they are more efficient than split system.
Like I said I'm just expressing how I feel.
Bottom line is we don't need all the ( excessive) material possessions we have.
Perhaps a discussion for another thread?
Last edited by SoThisIsLove; 18-10-2015 at 22:26.
It bothers me how much yard the McMansions take up.
There are a lot of 405 squares subdivisions happening in my suburb with a huge grey box plonked on it that doesn't even have room for a clothesline out the back.
I live in Qld and the weather is nice to be outside all year round, I don't get it!
We have been looking at some of the display homes in the new suburbs near us (looking at display homes is a hobby of ours, lol!). Some of them have 4 (!!!!) separate living areas...You'd never spend time together! And the bedrooms and backyards are always tiny, with the next house right on top of you.
I would love a second living area though, so that I could turn it into my library It's my dream to have a library room one day!
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