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McMansion is logical progression

Housing has always been governed by a simple rule: As people become richer, they spend more money on their homes.... Spending more money has usually meant making the home bigger.

This happened in Renaissance Italy, 17th-century Holland, and 19th-century England. It also happened in the prosperous second half of the 20th century in the United States.

Some statistics: In 1950 the median size of a new house was 800 square feet; by 1970 this had increased to 1,300; 20 years later it had grown to 1,900; and in 2003 it stood at 2,100. More than one-third of new houses built today exceed 2,400 square feet.

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