Author Archives: elena

Why we created the revolutionary 2Gen home.

As Architects we care about people and how they live.  We are social but we need our privacy.  We enjoy helping others but we need our independence.  What’s more heartwarming than grandparents sharing stories with their grandchildren, or sisters baking … Continue reading

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Who moved the Homebuilder’s cheese?

Homebuilders will sell approximately 50% less homes this year than they did in 2007, and the average prices of these homes are off by more than 50% in parts of the Country.  They blame the economy, the government, even themselves, … Continue reading

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The Fusion Revolution

Finally, homes and neighborhoods designed for the way we live today.  Fusion did the research, design and the development.  They found the builders to build it, and it’s energized the home building industry.  It’s got home buyers, real estate agents, … Continue reading

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Fusion homes are better…

Better for the planet…These homes are green by design, reducing carbon footprints, reducing vehicular trips, and sharing resources.  Better for the community… Streetscapes become richer.  Cozy neighborhood markets and café’s, tutoring centers, boutique child and senior day cares are a … Continue reading

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For some people, 3Gen makes a lot of sense!

A 3Gen™ home may look like a very large, luxurious home, but it’s actually three totally independent homes in one.  Each home has its own front door, kitchen, bedrooms and living space.   Everyone has their privacy – but chores, expenses … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation Blues

Boomers:  Is living with your children AND your parents driving you crazy?  One in every eight middle-aged Americans is currently caring for at least one child and a parent under the same roof. (Pew Research Center) This is the Sandwich … Continue reading

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Are you a Nuclear or Fusion Family?

Nuclear family:  A household consisting of a father, a mother and their children, all in one household dwelling. Fusion family:  A household consisting of an extended family and/or adult friends, caregivers and children, all in one household dwelling. Nuclear Family

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The Minivan of Homes

In 1979 Lee Iacocca went to his executives and told them that it’s time they adapt to their changing customer base.  It’s not just men going to work and taking the family for Sunday drives.  Mothers are driving their kids … Continue reading

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Boomerang Seniors

Fusion homes reinvents the Granny Flat with panache. “Dear Grandma and Grandpa, we know you’ll feel safer and more useful living with us, but we just didn’t think you’d be happy in our tiny downstairs bedroom sharing your bathroom with … Continue reading

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Letter to Granny

Dear Grandma, I have a secret to tell you.  Mom and Dad bought a new home – for all of us!  You’ll have your own private apartment right inside our house.  I can visit you whenever I want.  You can … Continue reading

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