From Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic on September 12, 2019:
America is a place defined by bigness. It is infamous, both within its borders and abroad, for the size of its cars, its portions, its defense budget—and its houses. Rightly so: U.S. houses are among the biggest—if not the biggest—in the world. The median size of an American single-family home is in the neighborhood of 1,650 square feet.