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 15 Listings
Price, High to Low

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

$9,450,000

600 N Jackson Rd, Venice

Welcome To Villa De Vita, A Stunning 100 Acre Premier Equestrian Tuscan Style Estate Perfect For Those Who Value Both The Pastoral Landscape And Lo...

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9 Bed • 11 Bath • 9,127 Sf • 1 Acres

$8,900,000

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 • 8,505 Sf • 4 Acres

$6,975,000

7922 S Holiday Dr, Sarasota

Auction: December 13th. Selling Without Reserve. Open Daily 1–4pm By Appointment. Sunset Preview Event November 15th From 4–7pm. Enjoy Indoor/outdo...

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Reduced 7%

8 Bed • 11 Bath • 11,642 Sf • 1 Acres

$6,499,000

1415 Westway Dr, Sarasota

Designed By Lido Shores Developer Phillip Hiss, This Resort-like Estate Of Almost 12,000 Sf Captures Unrivaled Views Of New Pass From Its Prestigio...

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Reduced 8%

6 Bed • 7 Bath • 12,444 Sf • 3 Acres

$5,795,000

8501 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota

The Cumulative Age Of The Majestic Oaks That Stand Guard Over This One-of-a-kind Property Must Surely Reach Into The Thousands, Each Telling A Stor...

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New Listing

4 Bed • 6 Bath • 8,053 Sf • 1 Acres

$3,850,000

590 Golf Links Ln, Longboat Key

This Exquisite Bayfront Residence With 289 Feet Of Seawall On Sarasota Bay Is The Definition Of Grace And Elegance. Sparkling Bay Views From Every ...

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