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:
6 Bed • 7 Bath • 12,444 Sf • 3 Acres
8501,8533,8527,8521 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...View Listing
8 Bed • 11 Bath • 11,642 Sf • 1 Acres
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...View Listing
5 Bed • 8 Bath • 8,162 Sf
2231 Oriole Dr, Sarasota
This Magnificent Estate Sits Gracefully On An Oversized Lot In One Of Sarasota’s Most Sought-after “west Of Trail” Neighborhoods, Mcclellan Park. I...View Listing
4 Bed • 6 Bath • 8,602 Sf • 2 Acres
1035 Bayshore Dr, Englewood
Old-world Elegance Meets Exquisite Craftsmanship In This Mediterranean Style Estate Home. Arrive At Your Grand Driveway Through A Private Gate & Be...View Listing
6 Bed • 7 Bath • 11,791 Sf • 8 Acres
500 N River Rd, Venice
Venice Fl. Be A Part Of The Peaceful, Gated Community Of Myakka River Trails And Own A Slice Of Paradise With 7.6 Acres Along The Myakka River. If ...View Listing
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