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May 5, 2011 Mid-Century Modern

Design or Size: Which Matters?

“Why We’re Shunning McMansions.” This is this headline from a recent article from U.S. News and World Report. I had just come across an article with a similar theme, but it was from 1962. “What This Country Needs Is More Small Houses.” This is the headline on a Better Homes & Gardens article highlighting the design for a mid-century modern home with only 1,104 square feet. “Small houses as good as this one aren’t easy to find, the article begins. “It takes real know-how to create a home that will work hard for every member of the family. But if you start with a good design like this, you’ve got half the battle won. Best of all, you don’t need a budget as big as the job your house is built to do.” Design matters. Size does not.