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In the United States, the size of homes has expanded and contracted like the ebb and flow of tides, mirroring the changes in economic conditions, cultural norms, and technological advancements. However, a notable period in Florida’s housing history saw homes averaging just under 1000 sqft, a testament to the era’s simplicity, efficiency, and the essence of community living.

The Compact Era

During the mid-20th century, especially in the post-war era, the American dream was encapsulated in modestly sized homes. These residences were designed to maximize utility and foster closeness among family members. In Florida, the trend was no different. The state’s homes mirrored the national average, with many dwellings hovering around the 1000 sqft mark. This period highlighted the importance of design ingenuity, where every square foot was optimized for multi-functional use, reflecting a lifestyle that valued simplicity and functionality over sheer size.

The Shift to Sustainability

As we fast forward to today, DreamQuest embodies the spirit of that era through our compact luxury homes, especially in projects like Blue Lake Cove. They offer a living space that prioritizes quality over quantity, echoing a time when homes were under 1000 sqft.

DreamQuest’s Modern Interpretation

Our approach at DreamQuest is about reimagining what a home can be. Our compact luxury homes, such as those in Blue Lake Cove, will be designed to offer accessibility, energy efficiency, and a strong sense of community. By constructing homes with full concrete envelopes that can withstand extreme weather and featuring amenities that encourage social interaction, we’re not just building houses; we’re crafting communities.

The Future is Compact Luxury

The historical trend towards smaller homes in Florida is not just a nod to the past but a vision for the future. In a world where sustainability and community are increasingly valued, compact homes offer a viable solution to the housing crisis, allowing for more people to achieve the dream of homeownership.

At DreamQuest by embracing the lessons of the past, we are creating a future where homes are not defined by their size but by the quality of life they offer.

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