Howard Perlman, AIA
Perlman Architects of Arizona
This is truly two homes in one. The Primary Residence on the second floor is a very light and spacious three bedroom home. The first floor Lock-Off Suite, with multiple entries is ideal for Senior Parents with a caregiver, or a Couple with one or two small children. Everyone has privacy. The lock-off is designed to easily and economically regenerate into an independent office/studio suite; or it can be combined with the main residence providing additional bedrooms and/or bonus rooms.
Multi Generational Living Makes A Comeback, Minnesota
“Multigenerational living was once commonplace in American culture. Today it’s making a comeback…more and more adult children are moving back in with mom and dad. It’s estimated that one-third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are now living with their parents or in-laws…The financial benefits are hard to beat…”
How Much Rent To Charge Adult Children Living at Home
Christina Newberry talks about how much rent to charge adult children living at home.
Visit an Intergenerational Home
Mary Fear and her late husband, Bill, raised three daughters and about a half dozen foster children, and cared for her elderly mother in their home. When …their daughter Marion and her husband decided to build a new home in 2005, the idea of an apartment for Bill and Mary soon became part of the plan. This video is a visit with the Gleason-Fear family and a tour of their multigenerational home.”
•2,490 SF Primary Residence (approx)
•1,410 SF Lock-off Suite (approx)
•3,900 SF Total Livable (approx)
•Great Room, large private Deck
•3 large Bedrooms
•Primary Residence upstairs
•Main Floor Foyer
•Huge Master Suite w Front Balcony
•Large second floor Utility Room
•Private 2nd floor covered Entry
•Interior family access
•Large covered deck
•Den/Office (optional Bedroom 2)
USA Today (usatoday.com), A model for today’s family — or families, By Sue Doerfler, The Arizona Republic, 12/10/2011
“We call it NextGen because we feel it’s the next best thing in housing,” said Alan Jones, Lennar’s Arizona Division president. ” The concept is designed for Baby Boomers whose aging parents are moving in with them. Read more.
Spending Time with Grandparent Produces Better Behavior in Older Children, Teenagers. Feb. 23, 2009
Spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents. Read more.
MarketWatch.com, In today’s economy many are finding it necessary to share living space. By Ruth Mantell, 11/22/2011
“Nikki Roddy, left, and co-worker Pam McElroy, share a doubled-up household in San Francisco with their boyfriends. In recent years, the number of adults in doubled-up households has been rising.” Read more.
newgeography.com, Will you still house me when I’m 64? By Ross Elliot, 11/28/2011
“…there will be a good 10 to 15 year period for people for whom the family home no longer suits, and who aren’t yet ready for ‘God’s waiting room.’ How we accommodate this coming bubble of seniors who want to age in place and continue to live independently… is something that perhaps should be a policy focus now.” Read more.