Experts from the NAHB and Better Homes & Gardens Magazine released some interesting research at the International Builder's Show in Las Vegas last week. They found that Americans aren't interested in McMansions or large homes anymore, they're looking for something more practical. They're looking for economic and cozy spaces with neat organization. What's interesting, however, is that the same group that presented this research, the NAHB, is also the group behind IBS and The New American Home. So despite the fact that consumers want smaller homes, the NAHB brings out a New American Home of 8721 square feet — it's a veritable Temple of Opulence. I guess you could file this news in the ironic category.