Fresno: Multi-Generational Valley Homes

October 31, 2011

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Fresno: Multi-Generational Valley Homes

When you take a look at the modern family,  it doesn’t just consist of mom, dad and two and a half children anymore. These days, grandparents and adult children are moving back in, and extended families are now living under one roof. A local homebuilder is looking to cash in on this trend, offering four Valley communities a new concept in home design. Now with more than 350-thousand baby boomers turning 65 each month, Lennar Homes Division President Mike Miller says, older family members are also moving in – and there’s a growing need for a new type of home. His company came up with multi-generational housing or what he refers to as “a home within a home.” The more than 22-hundred square foot floor plan includes a suite with a private living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. Miller said, “They have a separate entrance, but accessibility from one of the hallways so they have both ways.” Families we talked with liked the concept. [Read this article]

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