Move-up buyers may be giving up square feet, but they’re demanding innovative features and design.
Over the last few years, we’ve heard a great deal of talk about the average size of homes being reduced and buyers wanting to move down into smaller houses. Obviously, the struggling economy played a large role in these decisions. Now, as the world seems much brighter for many folks, there’s once again talk about a re-emerging move-up market. But this time the focus is not merely on additional square footage. Rather, buyers are interested in more thoughtful design and innovative new features. From secluded living quarters above the garage to flexible dining spaces and home offices, current move-up buyers not only want more space but more functional space.
ArchitectRichard Handlen, AIA, LEED APEDI International, Inc.email@example.comPlan SizeWidth: 50 feetDepth: 50 feet
The Prairie Wind
ArchitectKen PieperKen Pieper and Associateswww.kenpieper.com303.324.8431Plan SizeTotal: 5,876 sf
ArchitectGMD Design GroupScott Gardner, AIAscott@gmddesigngroup.com919.320.3022Donnie McGrathdonnie@gmddesigngroup.com770.375.7351
Welcome Home Cottage
ArchitectDonald F. Evans, AIAThe Evans Groupdevans@theevansgroup.comwww.theevansgroup.com407.650.8770
ArchitectTodd Hallett, AIA, CAPSTK Design and Architectureinfo@tkhomedesign.comwww.tkhomedesign.com248.446.1960Plan SizeHouse: 3,780 sfLiving area: 1,804 sfGarage: 441 sf