Jan 17, 2019
According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data from 2016, a record 64 million people, or approximately 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations in the same house.
Recent increases in new home costs such as tariffs, labor shortages, lot development costs, and other factors are driving up the cost of new homes.
The 74 million baby boomers living in the U.S. are getting older and many can no longer afford to live alone or need help from others. Living with family members makes sense in a lot of cases because of lower living expenses and more personal care.
College graduates and Millennials are staying home longer because of the high cost of living.
Multi-generational living is a natural way of life in many cultures and offers support to family members who share everything from meals to chores and many other aspects of their lives.
There are many different types of housing that serve as multi-generational homes from multiple structures on the same property to guest suites with kitchens and private entrances in a single home.
One of the most common types of multi-generational homes is a typical single family home with two master bedrooms or converted bonus room over the garage.
Finding a multi-generational home can be a challenge in some areas but more and more builders are starting to offer homes and options that work well for families that have three generations living under the same roof.
Another option is to do a major remodel on an existing home, but depending on the age of the home, the cost may be prohibitive compared to the value of the home. Buying a new home with new systems, fixtures, appliances, roofing and warranty that is set up for multi-generational living may make more sense financially.
McKee Homes offers a dozen floor plans with optional first or second floor guest suites or dual master bedrooms on first and second floor. Six of our multi-generational floor plans offer a second floor guest suite with optional kitchenette and wet bar.
The Beaufort 2020
3,262-3,554 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4-5 | Baths: 3.5-4.5
Large open living space with gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook and formal dining room. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths with plenty of closet space on the second floor. With options for a first floor guest suite and sunroom, The Beaufort works well for multi-generational living.
The Brooks 2020
2,929-3,664 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4-5 | Baths: 3-4
The Brooks is one of our most popular floorplans with large open living space, large kitchen, breakfast nook and formal dining room on first floor along with guest suite and optional sunroom. The second floor has three bedrooms, two full baths, a game room and bonus room. With plenty of storage space and room to spread out, the Brooks makes an ideal multi-generational home.
The Clark 2020
3,346-4,064 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4-5 | Baths: 3.5-4.5
The Clark has owner’s suites on both first and second floors with two additional bedrooms on the second floor that share a full bath. There is a large media room on the second floor and plenty of storage throughout the home. For even more space, there’s an option to finish the third floor with a full bath. One of our larger floorplans, the Clark works nicely as a multi-generational home.
Epcon Series Floorplans
In addition to our many custom-designed McKee floor plans, McKee Homes is also an Epcon franchise. We have developed a customized version of our Epcon series floor plans called the Bungalow collection which have second floor guest suites with optional wet bar. The second floor guest suites in the Bungalow collection floor plans make these homes ideal for multi-generational living.
The Palazzo 2020 Bungalow
2,160-2,291 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
As you enter the charming cottage-style three-bedroom, three-bath Palazzo 2020 Bungalow you are greeted by an expansive main living area that connects the four seasons/flex room, with plenty of windows and light, to a beautiful living room that flows directly into the state-of-the-art, contemporary kitchen and dining area. The Bungalow elevation includes a second-floor guest suite with full bath, roomy closet and optional wet bar.
The Portico 2020 Bungalow
2,540-2,657 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The state-of-the-art kitchen with massive, chef-style island is the core of the Portico 2020 Bungalow, adjoining the cozy living room with fireplace to the dining area, den/flex room, and spa-worthy owner’s suite. The second floor features a private suite with bedroom, full bath, living room and study as well as an optional wet bar. This versatile space also includes two closets and an additional storage area.
The Promenade 2020 Bungalow
2,815-2920 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
As you enter the Promenade 2020 Bungalow, you are greeted by an expansive main living area with plenty of windows and light that look out onto the immense patio and covered porch. The family room flows into the state-of-the-art, contemporary kitchen and dining area. The second-floor features a guest suite with large living area, bedroom with spacious walk-in closet and a full bath. The optional wet bar in the living area finishes out this versatile private suite.
The Salerno 2020 Bungalow
2,265-2,425 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 2 | Baths: 3
Whether you’re cuddling up in front of the fireplace, watching TV over the custom-built mantel, or hosting a dinner party for neighborhood friends on the chef-style island and eating bar, the open-concept layout of the Salerno 2020 Bungalow makes for the perfect gathering spot. The second-floor guest suite features a large bedroom and living area, full bath, sizable walk-in closet, additional storage room, and optional wet bar.
The Torino 2020 Bungalow
2,610-2,756 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3
The three-bedroom, three-bath Torino 2020 Bungalow floor plan is designed with purpose where each room adjoins at the center to make it the heart of the home. The huge chef-style island in the kitchen is the central hub of the home and a natural gathering place. Nearby is the flex room that can be used as a den, study, office, playroom, movie room, exercise room, or whatever suits your needs. The second-floor guest suite includes a large living area, bedroom with spacious walk-in closet, a full bath, additional storage room, and optional wet bar in the living area.
The Verona 2020 Bungalow
2,897-3,092 sq. ft. | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 3
As family is the heart of any home, the Verona 2020 Bungalow open-living layout joins the foyer, kitchen, dining and living room together for the ideal gathering space. In addition to three bedrooms on the first level, there is a second-floor guest suite with immense living area at one end and spacious bedroom with double closets and a full bath at the other end. The optional wet bar in the living area finishes out this versatile private suite.
McKee Homes has a number of floor plans that are not only beautiful and spacious but work perfectly as multi-generational homes for families that have two or three generations living under the same roof.
Please give us a call at 910-672-7296 for more information or to make an appointment to tour our homes.
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