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Americans want big homes with green features

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Passe: The builders' 'least likely' choices for inclusion in a new home in 2014 indicate that Americans' long-standing love affair with two-storey ceilings in the foyer and family room is over. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[WASHINGTON] Is America's love affair with big houses finally over? Yes and no. In 2013, fewer big houses were built, but the average size for new homes continued to increase. According to US census data, the percentage of new houses built in 2013 with more than 3,000 square feet of living space