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:

 

13 – 18 of 18 Listings
Price, High to Low

4 Bed • 6 Bath • 8,602 Sf • 2 Acres

$2,499,900

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...

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6 Bed • 7 Bath • 11,791 Sf • 8 Acres

$2,400,000

500 N River Rd, Venice

Venice Fl. Be A Part Of The Peaceful, Exclusive Gated Community Of Myakka River Trails And Own A Slice Of Paradise With 7.6 Acres Along The Myakka ...

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8 Bed • 7 Bath • 11,200 Sf • 2 Acres

$2,199,900

1185 Bayshore Dr, Englewood

Rare Opportunity To Own This Custom Built Bay Front Home With Amazing Views! This Stunning Estate Features Over 11,000 Sq Ft And Is Uniquely Posit...

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6 Bed • 7 Bath • 8,044 Sf • 1 Acres

$1,795,000

903 Osborne Dr, Sarasota

Aptly Named “casa Loco”, This Property Was Born From The Vivid Imaginations Of The Current Owners Who Transformed A Traditional Commercial Building...

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Reduced 3%

4 Bed • 6 Bath • 9,081 Sf • 1 Acres

$1,500,000

854 Macewen Dr, Osprey

Offering Over 9,000 Square Feet Of Exquisite Living Space, This Richly-detailed Custom Home Is Nestled On A Guarded, Private Cul-de-sac. Entertain ...

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Reduced 9%

7 Bed • 6 Bath • 9,796 Sf • 17 Acres

$849,900

1520 S River Rd, Englewood

Are You Looking For A Farm Located In Englewood Near The Beach Over 17 Acres? You Have Finally Found It. This Very Very Rare Opportunity Has Been...

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