Livin' large

"Livin' large"
By Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, April 15, 2008

Minnesota is apparently a hotbed for McMansions and is currently ranked fifth in the nation for the percentage of new homes with four or more bedrooms.

Dean Tom Fisher is quoted in the article as saying many people are building more house than they need:

"I cringe when I go to the suburbs and see excessively large homes with wasted space. People think they can't afford an architect, but a good architect will talk you out of doing unnecessary things. People used to raise a family in 800 square feet. Now they feel deprived with under 2,500 square feet -- 5,000 square feet is absurd."