While looking for updating information on the US housing market for a new edition of Residential Interior Design I found that:
The recent recession brought the first decrease in average American home size with new single-family homes almost 100 square feet smaller in 2009 than in 2007” According to NAHB (2010).
That decrease was relatively short-lived with average home size reaching new high of 2,679 square feet in 2013.
So we are back to big, I guess. Yet at the same time there is increased interest in “tiny houses”. (See recent post). Additionally, there is a movement back to cities with adaptive re-use of buildings for residential units (and related issues of gentrification). It will be interesting to watch how these approaches to housing evolve over time.