I ran across this interesting crossword puzzle clue: McMansion’s storage.
The supposed answer: ThreeCarGarage.
That is a rather long answer for a crossword clue. There also could also be other possible answers. WalkinClosets? ExtraRooms? SecondGreatRoom? For those McMansions with oversized garages, just how many people use that for their main source of storage? Since one of the key features of a McMansion is its large square footage, I imagine there is plenty of storage space available elsewhere.
Just a note on how many American homes have three-car garages. This is from the Census Bureau regarding new homes in 2012:
Of the 368,000 single-family homes sold in 2012…259,000 had 2-car garages, whereas 76,000 had garages for three cars or more.
This is a slight uptick from 2009 new homes:
17% of new single-family homes sold in the U.S. had a 3-or-more-car garage. In the Midwest 34% of the new homes sold had a 3-or-more car garage.
This is probably due to more of the new housing market catering to wealthier buyers.