Room Sizes in Larger Homes

Posted by Louis Wery on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 3:36pm.

Single-Family home builders shared results of a June 2013 survey about how room sizes compare in homes measuring 3,000 square feet or more.

That set me thinking about larger residences in Sarasota & Her islands.

I recently held an open house at a 7,452-square-foot residence in Country Club Shores on Longboat Key where the Master Bedroom measured 441 square feet or about 6 percent of the finished floor space. The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) special study of space allocations in new homes (released October 1, 2013) gives a way to see how finished floor space is distributed in homes these days.

Let's look at Master Bedroom as an example. Interestingly, the Master Bedroom is the only completely separate type of room present in single-family homes. Often other room types are shared with another space, such as a living room-dining room combination.

Looking at Master Bedrooms gives a good idea of space allocation. Even in homes measuring less than 2,000 square feet, the Master Bedroom receives a significant portion of space — about 14.2 percent — as compared to the total area. For larger new homes (3,000 square feet), the Master Bedroom averages about 411 square feet or 10.9 percent of the residence. 

As with my open house, in mansion-sized homes, the Master Bedroom stays within the large home perameter of about 400+ square feet while the additional spaces in the home go to other luxury uses such as theater lounges and fitness centers.

To read the full report about Spaces in New Homes, click here for the PDF.

Here are some single-family residences with more than 8,000 square feet under air currently on the market in Sarasota County:


7 – 12 of 24 Listings
Price, High to Low

6 Bed • 7 Bath • 9,048 Sf • 1 Acres


2305 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis

Privately Nestled Within Lush Tropical Foliage On The Exclusive Barrier Island Of Casey Key, This Direct Gulf Front Estate Embodies A Lifestyle Of...

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5 Bed • 8 Bath • 9,180 Sf • 1 Acres


15 Lighthouse Point Dr, Longboat Key

Just Steps From The White Sand Beaches Of Sarasota, The White House At Lighthouse Point Is An Exquisite Waterfront Home On 1.2 Acres In A Very Excl...

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8 Bed • 17 Bath • 19,114 Sf • 102 Acres


600 N Jackson Rd, Venice

Welcome To A Truly One Of A Kind Luxury 100-acre Premier Equestrian Farm That Is Perfect For The Horse Enthusiast Or Luxury Home Buyer. The 5/8th ...

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9 Bed • 11 Bath • 9,127 Sf • 1 Acres


411 N Casey Key Rd, Osprey

Live Like A Midcentury Hollywood Starlet Transported To The Modern Era In A Stunning Seaside One-of-a-kind Estate. This Coveted North Casey Key, 30...

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5 Bed • 7 Bath • 8,239 Sf • 1 Acres


4137 Higel Ave, Sarasota

Pre-construction. To Be Built. Picture Yourself On A Private, .87 Acre Gulf-front Estate Enjoying The Best Of All Worlds. This Proposed, To-be-buil...

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6 Bed • 9 Bath • 11,067 Sf • 2 Acres


3315 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota

Extraordinary Privacy. Exceptional Amenities. Exquisite Architecture. A Property Of A Lifetime. With One Of The Very Best Views In Town, This Impre...

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