Multigenerational Homes | Professional Builder
By Larry W. Garnett, FAIBD, House Review Lead Designer | October 1, 2014
Although initially driven by recent economic struggles, the multigenerational household appears to be gaining even more momentum due to demographic changes. The combination of aging Baby Boomers, boomerang children moving back home, and Millennials delaying marriage provides a sizable demand for family friendly housing options. Additionally, Latin American and Asian immigrants are quite comfortable living in multigenerational situations, just as most cultures were in times past. Since this idea appears to be much more than merely a trend, we asked our House Review design team to present both concepts and completed product that address this desire for flexible, extended family living arrangements.
The makeup of today’s family has changed, and the demand for homes that meet these changing needs is greater than ever. Do you know of a family looking for a home where a grandparent can also live? Do you know someone who runs a business from home? How about a family with a boomerang adult child?
The Legend provides a perfect solution for those families who need more than just three bedrooms and two baths. The multipurpose suite, with a separate entrance, private living area, bedroom, bathroom, and even a stackable washer and dryer, is perfect for aging family members who want to live close but still want their own space. It also works well for the growing number of people running businesses from home.
Width: 50 feet
Depth: 60 feet
Living area: 3,688 sf
First floor: 2,080 sf
Second floor: 1,608 sf
A. Separate entrance
B. Kitchen equipped for independent living
C. Interior access to family foyer (can remain open)
D. 2’-10” doors for ease of use (aging-in-place)
E. Stack laundry in suite