Why Americans Don't Like Modern Homes

Given a choice between traditional Colonial and modernist residential architecture, most Americans choose traditional.
January 16, 2002, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Americans pride themselves on being rugged individualists, except when it comes to their houses. More daring, modernist homes are spurned in favor of traditional designs... Most architects agree with Corbett's observation. "People are used to what they grew up in," explained Ali-Reza Honarkar, an architect in Washington. "And it's hard for them to change from a traditional to a modern aesthetic."

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Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 in Sun Spot
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