Small house, big living

The McMansion may be going the way of the McRib, and the median home size is shrinking. But downsizing can actually be a step up, as these three houses demonstrate.

1 of 3
Boothbay, Maine
Boothbay, Maine
Price: $329,900
Rooms: 2 bed, 2 bath
Square feet: 1,456
Taxes: $2,414
Lot size: 1.12 acre

More than 46 windows fill this custom-designed home with natural light, while a first-floor master suite, screen porch and heated two-car garage add to its livability.

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Last updated October 02 2009: 9:33 AM ET
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