The WSJ reports on the downsizing of the American dream. Looking at the “before and after” schematics of two houses, though, I realize just how accustomed I’ve become to Greenwich-sized homes. These two Lilliputians are so small that the pre-recession model seem suitable as a Havemeyer starter home and the post-recession one maybe a guest room/pool house. We got a whole lot of shrinking to do before we start looking like Atlanta.
Compare the floor plans of a boom-era luxury home and a smaller, post-recession design.