I often dream of downsizing. I'm just tired of taking care of a large house. My current house is about 2600 square feet with a walk out basement, which isn't too large but lately it has been feeling way to big. I just feel like all my free time is spent on yard work (about 1 acre) and house work. Plus all my money goes into maintaining the house which leaves very little funds left over for extras/fun. The problem is my children love this house and it is the only home they have ever known, so downsizing may be a really hard adjustment for them. Although, children are very resilient. Who knows, maybe someday.
Both of these houses are around 1750 square feet. I really love the ranch and its open living space but a two story is cheaper to build and offers a 4th bedroom.