It’s a term that’s been popping up over and over again during the last few years, but just what is multi-generational living?
Technically, multi-generational living is defined as two or more generations living in the same household. This can be a person caring for aging parents or an adult child who due to whatever reason has moved back into his or her parents’ home. And while any home with an extra bedroom can serve as a multi-generational home, smartly designed homes also offer both generations a measure of independence and privacy.
More and more builders are offering floor plans for multi-generational homes, including several in Santa Rita Ranch.
Perry Homes’ Design 3525W has an option for a “living suite” that encompasses a bedroom, private living room and an en suite bath. Lennar offers a “Home Within a Home” option for its Giallo II floor plan. The third bedroom in this design has its own bath, living room and even a kitchenette. It opens to both the interior and exterior of the home so the person living there can go in and out with ease without bothering others in the home. These are just a few examples of the many plans designed with the flexibility to accommodate families today and beyond.
Giddens Homes goes even further with a 681-square-foot Casita plan that can be added to several of its designs. The Casita design offers a bedroom, bath with a walk-in shower, a sitting room, kitchenette and even a covered patio.
Designs such as these are a perfect compromise for people concerned about their fiercely independent aging parents who can still watch what they want on television, cook for themselves and have their own space. For an adult child, this can be a step toward full independence as they stay with their parents while saving money for their own apartment. Floor plans such as these are doubly beneficial for homeowners who are transitioning from having children in college to a time just a few years down the road when a parent may need help living on their own.
Other similar floor plans are also available in Santa Rita Ranch, so visit with a builder sales representative to learn more about multi-generational homes for sale in the community. And whether you’re accommodating an adult child or older parent, all ages will feel at home in Santa Rita Ranch. There are nature trails, catch-and-release fishing, an exercise park, the Wellness Barn fitness center, pools and resident events for all.