Amid complaints of over-sized houses, officials in Seattle are considering enacting tighter regulations on the size of single-family homes.
"After years of complaints about suburban-sized homes that devour lawns and encroach on neighbors, the Seattle City Council plans next month to consider limiting the size of some larger homes in single-family neighborhoods."
"But changes that politically are palatable enough to pass may not quiet neighbors' objections entirely."
"Some homeowners have moved rather than live next to a new, sun-blocking behemoth that invades their sense of privacy. Frustrated by a lack of control over city codes, others have bought adjacent property to keep it out of builders' hands."
"But for everyone who mourns the affordable bungalow lost to a bulldozer, there are others who object to limiting what they can do with expensive single-family real estate."