Measuring Up: What 2,600 Square Feet Looks Like in Homes Around the Country

  • Contemporary in Central Dallas, TX

    Contemporary in Central Dallas, TX

  • Mid-Century Modern in Gladwyne, PA

    Mid-Century Modern in Gladwyne, PA

  • Charming Craftsman in Humboldt, IA

    Charming Craftsman in Humboldt, IA

On a house hunt, square footage is a prime concern. Go too small, and you'll wind up cramped in a couple of years. Go too big, and you'll have to worry about how to furnish (and vacuum) the darn thing.

The average home in the U.S. measures in at 2,600 square feet -- but that's hard to picture. In New York City, those numbers add up to something quite palatial. In Ohio, something that size might be considered petite.

Here, we take a look at what 2,600 square feet (give or take 10 feet) looks like in homes currently for sale across the country.

Address: 220 Carroll Canal, Venice, CA
Price: $3,485,000
What you get: While it doesn't come with an average price, this modern retreat offers coveted canal views.

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Address: 159 Kailuana Loop, Kailua, HI
Price: $2,650,000
What you get: With four bedrooms and a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, this piece of paradise feels bigger than it is. The island retreat includes two bedroom wings, a tropical garden, and private beach access.

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Address: 1 47th Street Gulf, Marathon, FL
Price: $2,400,000
What you get: Ahoy there, matey. This ship-themed abode on the beach comes with a porthole window, nautical-themed decor, and a staircase.

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Address: 3323 E Arroyo Chico,Tucson, AZ
Price: $658,000
What you get: This home is Tucson's first green-certified renovation. Think energy-efficient upgrades, sleek open spaces, and low-maintenance landscaping.

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Address: 1639 Monk Rd, Gladwyne, PA
Price: $599,000
What you get: Built in 1955, this Mid-Century Modern in the Philly suburbs offers clean lines and walls of glass. The wraparound deck and Zen garden are awesome for enjoying the natural surroundings.

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Address: 25 Aqua Dr, Southampton, NY
Price: $1,830,000
What you get: While not the biggest house on the block, it is a gem of a vacation home in the Hamptons. Designed in 1962 by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, the property includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a solar-heated pool, and bay views.

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Address: 5411 Melrose Ave, Dallas, TX
Price: $740,000
What you get: In this brand-new contemporary townhouse, you'll find concrete floors, a glassed-in interior courtyard, and walls made for displaying art.

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Address: 3934 New Carlisle Pike, Springfield, OH
Price: $149,900
What you get: This converted church takes sanctuary to a new level. The remodeled space includes three bedrooms, a great room, and a new kitchen. There's plenty of parking for parishioners (or guests), and the downstairs includes restrooms and a kitchenette.

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Address: 112 9th St N, Humboldt, IA
Price: $134,900
What you get: Built in 1916, this Craftsman is a total charmer. Sweet details include pocket doors, crown molding, clawfoot tubs, and a darling porch swing.

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Address: 200 W End Ave Apt 9G, New York, NY
Price: $5,750,000
What you get: It's no surprise this 2,590-square-foot condo on the Upper West Side is as expensive as it is spacious. The three-bedroom residence includes high-end finishes such as white oak cabinetry and black granite kitchen countertops. Also, the building offers a doorman, roof deck, and wine-tasting room.