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Howard Perlman, AIA
Perlman Architects of Arizona
The Perfect Teacher’s Home. Live comfortably upstairs with your family and teach comfortably in your downstairs studio with its own entry from the street, bathroom and kitchenette. With back yard access you can teach and care for several neighborhood children, or seniors! If you decide to go back to work, your studio easily regenerates into a spacious 2 Bedroom apartment. This home is also perfect for Interior Designers, Musicians and anyone needing a large, light, open space for work or hobby.

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•2 Story
•1,885 SF appr. Primary Residence
•1,390 SF appr. Secondary Residence/Studio
•3,275 SF appr. Total Livable
•3-5 Bedrooms
•2-4 Bathrooms

Primary Residence

•Large Master with Walk-In Closet, Balcony
•3 Bedrooms
•First Floor Foyer
•Great Room, large private Deck
•2 Bathrooms
•2 Car Garage

Lock-off Suite

•First Floor, Direct Entry
•Full Kitchen, Living/Dining Room
•M Bedroom suite w/ backyard access


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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.

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