Buyers enjoy living all under one roof with Lennar’s multi-generational design

Lennar Fresno/Central Valley

Homebuyers Marti and Wesley Tanner weren’t looking to move their family at the time, but after they found The Home Within a Home® by Lennar, they decided the home had everything they were looking for and they couldn’t pass up the incredible opportunity.

They were heading into a new stage of life with their three daughters growing up and the oldest, Haylee, heading off to college. They were still deciding on the living arrangements for Haylee once she went to school but hadn’t nailed down the right choice – until they saw Lennar’s new multigenerational floorplan design.

“The girls and I went out to look at the model homes,” Marti said. “My oldest daughter, Haylee, is 20 and my other daughters are 17 and 14. We turned to each other and agreed that we have to have this home, despite the fact that we had no intentions of moving at the time.” What they ultimately discovered in The Home Within a Home® by Lennar model was a home they could all be comfortable in, including Haylee.

“We decided that this is where we wanted to be with Haylee being in the The Home Within a Home® by Lennar so that she can go to college and still have her independence,” said Marti.

For Haylee, having her own private space in the The Home Within a Home® by Lennar suite is all about independence and privacy. “I love being able to come and go as I please,” Haylee said. “I have my own front door and a side gate as well. My friends can come over and they don’t have to come through the house at all, they can just walk right into mine. Plus, I also have my own garage door.”

Haylee continued to say she loves her home within a home. “I love the privacy. I love that I have my own living room, two bedrooms and a patio — and it is very spacious. Everything is laid out where you have your own space.”

The Tanner Family
The Tanner Family

The Tanner’s floorplan offers a private suite, including a separate entrance, living room/kitchenette, laundry area, two bedrooms and bathroom. Lennar designed this unique floorplan to be incorporated into the main home in a way that allows it to be a separate space but also offers direct access from the main home, depending upon the family’s needs. “I completely feel like I’m separate, but then if I want to hang out or if I need help, they’re always there, which is like a little security blanket.”

Haylee said she knows her parents enjoy The Home Within a Home® by Lennar home as well, because it means the family can stay together. “My parents love being here. They say I can stay as long as I need to! I’m actually the one that told them if I do get married, I would like to stay here at first. Then I can build my income and be able to move out when I need to.”

Marti mentioned that she loves all the features of the home, especially the kitchen. “I haven’t had a kitchen like this one ever,” she said. “It’s huge and I am be able to cook with my girls and enjoy a family meal. We have a Sunday meal together and a chance to sit around the counter and have a great time!”

The Tanner’s The Home Within a Home includes a high level of standard features and introduces a new level of sophistication with Lennar’s Everything’s Included® package. Among the most noteworthy of these features are granite countertops, beautiful upgraded cabinetry, gourmet stainless steel appliances, Nexia™ Home Intelligence home automation and much more.

Marti and Wesley are happy parents and love being able to keep all their family together.

“For us, the The Home Within a Home® by Lennar meant an independent living space for our adult child,” Marti said. “Where there would be a place for her to live within our home, but also have her own independence. It is perfect for us.”

To watch the Tanner’s story, visit or Lennar Central Valley’s Facebook page.

For more information The Home Within a Home® floorplans, call 888-215-7581 or visit

With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building homes of enduring quality in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

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