From the NAHB: Two-story homes are still more popular among homebuilders than one-story homes, but that gap is shrinking.
According to newly released analysis by the National Association of Home Builders, the share of new homes with two or more stories fell from 55% in 2017 to 53% in 2018. The share of new homes with one story grew from 45% to 47%. That means that the ratio between single-story and multiple-story homes is decreasing.
Although one-story homes were found more common in non-metro areas and two or more story homes were found more common in metro areas, 2017 and 2018 saw a rise of one-story homes in both.
The NAHB also found that home height preference varies by generation. More notably, the desire for a one-story home rises with age. Only 35% of Millennials want a single-story home, while 55% said they wanted a two-story home.
Due to aging in place concerns, 80% of Baby Boomers said they wanted to live in a single-story home, as well as 53% of Gen Xers and 74% of Seniors. Only 38% of Gen Xers, 17% of Boomers and 21% of Seniors said they wanted to live in a multiple story home. Put simply, as age increases, desire to climb stairs decreases.
One-Story Home Builder
Currently, Jamestown Estate Homes is constructing a one-story home in Tomball. Located in Willowcreek Ranch, 5 Little Sorrell Court is a 5600 square foot home, expertly designed for family functionality.
We are also working with clients to build one-story homes in Hedwig Village and Bunker Hill Village in Memorial. To learn more about building a one-story home with Jamestown Estate Homes, contact Melissa Arnold at 832-827-4454.