As houses get bigger, Sharon may regulate large dwellings
Sharon considers giving residents of older neighborhoods a say when McMansions replace more modest houses
Houses were smaller in 1954, when the Edwards family bought a brand-new home in Sharon. As new homes have gotten bigger - about 50 percent larger from the early 1970s until the recent recession - residents of older neighborhoods have seen homes pop up that some consider incongruous. A few Boston-area communities have imposed special regulations on new homes over a certain size, and now the town of Sharon is considering doing the same.