Australian houses have been distinguished for much of this century by being the largest in the world. Interestingly, though, this mantle has now shifted elsewhere.
The average size of a new-build free-standing home in Australia peaked in 2009 at 247m2 and has now shrunk to 231m2. The United States now has the biggest houses in the world – at 249m2.
An explanation for the shrinking Australian dream could be many; a fall in the number of people living in homes, growing diversity of family units - including an increase in couples with no children,and one-parent families.
Pictured is our renovation project at Dover Heights, Sydney.