While the median size of new U.S. homes has risen to an all-time high, a study says the average size of new apartments has fallen by 8% in the past decade. You can have a tiny apartment in a cool place, a huge house in a boring place, or, more likely, the backseat of a 1982 VW Rabbit in the Walmart parking lot.
“Some people wouldn’t feel comfortable putting such a big decision in the hands of a teenager, Mr. Schroeder, 62, acknowledged. But ‘being type-A parents,’ he said, ‘we thought maybe it would be an experience for him to work with architects and be intrinsically involved in building a house.’” Haha, sure.
If the putrescent gut rot that is social media website Twitter.com hasn't already taken over your brain, now it can also take over your house. With a help of a few apps and a misunderstanding of burglary, changes in lighting, temperature, and guest arrivals can be announced and monitored through social media.
Looking for a home in the DC area? It's likely you will be unable to locate a Master Bedroom. Not because it's the newest architectural trend to hide these rooms behind a discreet bookshelf door or to shrink these suites to the size of a pantry. No—the phrase Master Bedroom is being wiped from the blueprints.
As the affluent flock into cities and the formerly tony suburbs turn to slums, you know what I'm not going to miss? GARAGES. Big old ugly garages that are the main feature of the whole ugly suburban house for some reason. Good news: garages have completely gone out of fashion, architecturally speaking.
Last week our nation's crack political investigators broke some big news: Mitt Romney was quadrupling the size of his La Jolla, California beach house. Quadrupling means "times four," did you know? Oh, campaign news is so cute. Without this story, we never would have known, or been able to determine from his mannerisms, that Mitt Romney was a rich person.
In 2009 Rexburg, Idaho couple Ben and Amber Sessions purchased a house in the country thinking it would be the perfect spot to raise a family. That is until they noticed the snakes. The hundreds and hundreds of garter snakes that lived under the house.
You may have thought you had the best Christmas lights in town, but unless you coordinated it to music, you're wrong. From High School Musical to Gustav Holst to death metal, these houses have you beat. Better luck next year!