Why Americans Don't Like Modern Homes
"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."
Thanks to Congress on New Urbanism