We are in the process of moving (to a better school district) and we are considering building again, but not with someone like Ryan Homes.
We currently live in a 4000 sf house and it's too much. Sure, it's nice to have all the room, but we hardly ever use the 1200 sf basement and the "guest room" is now holding two cribs and an old bed frame, so it's just storage.
I feel like I definitely don't want something that large again, but, frankly, money is an issue and I want to live in a good location, so we'll need to buy a smaller house. MH, while still doing well for us, isn't making as much as he was before the fallout and we're a family of four, living in a HCOL area, on one salary.
So, all that said, is 1700 sf enough for a family of four?
Seems like we'd be on top of one another a lot.
Here's the proposed floor plan (possibly):