With many people adjusting to working and learning from home, Lennar has reimagined the home office. Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within a Home® floorplans offer plenty of flexibility and provides a private, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ space where families can work, learn and create. Learn more about Next Gen homes in this recent article by Mary Salmonsen for Builder Online.
Originally created in 2009 in response to the financial crisis, the Next Gen floor plans are designed to offer a private living space attached to a larger home, often intended for either an aging parent or a “boomerang kid.” Each Next Gen suite features a separate entrance, a kitchenette, in-unit laundry, and an interior door that connects to the main home.
“What we realized right away, what our home buyers realized right away, was that the Next Gen suite was really perfectly situated for all of the uses that are in need today,” says Jon Jaffe, president of Lennar Corp. “Home office, home school, home gym, home recreation, and combinations of those.”
In response to consumer demand, Lennar has begun to offer soundproofing as an add-on feature for the suite. Beyond this, according to Jaffe, the Next Gen suites require few alterations from one use to another—whether the suite is converted from a home office to a living space, or vice versa. The Next Gen floor plans are also Wi-Fi certified for full and consistent coverage throughout the home, including in the auxiliary suites.