Denver's Platt Park 2012 and Apricot Commons in Mountain View, Calif., would appear to be similar houses. Separated in size by only 65 square feet, both have spacious, well-lit floorplans and each are homes connected with courtyards. But, while the 2,200-square-foot Apricot Commons appeals to young, tech-savvy professionals with a family, the 2,265-square-foot Platt Park 2012 has empty nesters in mind.
Homes between 2,000 and 2,499 square feet work well for people looking to move up and for folks seeking to downsize to a more managable space. Platt Park 2012, the grand winner in Gold Nugget Awards category for homes in this size range, speaks to this diversity: While the homes aim to attract older buyers, they draw single professionals and young families, too.
Aprictot Commons was a merit winner, as was Hawaii's Kuapapa at Hoakalei - Residence 45.30 and California's Avellino - Plan 3. The price range is fluid in this category. While Platt and Kuapapa sell for between $600,000 and $700,000, Avellino and Apricot can fetch upwards of $1.5 million.
Gold Nugget Winners 2015: Best Homes Between 2,000 and 2,499 Square Feet