Fake trend article* in the Statesmen about how people are “demanding smaller, greener, more contemporary homes”. Quotes from Jay Hargrave, Dick Clark, Hugh Randolph, and Mark Lind (CG&S). Pictures from a few homes we’ve featured a few times this year.
Perhaps I am jaded but all I hear is the same talk of opening of living space that has gone on since the 50s. Many of the quotes sound like they could be lifted from the Eichler books I have. Yes, there does seem to be an renewed interest in these principles. I am thrilled about that. My concern remains that it will remain niche and reserved to the premium market. The cost premium has undermined widespread adoption of “smaller, greener, more contemporary” building principles before. Tellingly, this article steers well wide of that topic.
*Fake trend articles are made famous by the NY Times which make sweeping statements about the changing trends yet offer no actual data save a few choice quotes. I always picture them as the result of idle chatter over a few drinks.