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Erik Thomsen, Leed AP
Perlman Architects of Arizona
As Designers & Architects we care about people and how they live. With this home, our goal was to design a healthy & flexible environment for people living with other people happily.


If you are living or anticipate living with boomerang children, senior parents, sisters, brothers, cousins, friends, nannies, or caregivers, this home was designed for you. Most of us know families and friends that are living this way already; unfortunately there current home was never designed to function this way. Now, you can be together when you want to be, and totally separate when you desire privacy. You can also enjoy each other’s company and share expenses without sacrificing your privacy. Our homes are designed for future flexibility too, most homes today are not. As a family grows and gets older or your needs change, your 2Gen lock-off can easily “reGENerate” from a residential suite to a studio, office, or hobby room. People can stay in their homes longer, creating more stable, sustainable neighborhoods. Finally, we also care deeply about our environment. Since more people are sharing the same resources this home naturally reduces trips and has a smaller carbon footprint than other traditional homes. A family that lives together stays together. Stay happy, live Fusion!
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•One Story
•2,550 SF Primary Residence (approx)
•1,070 SF Lock-off Suite (approx)
•3,620 SF Total Livable (approx)
•5 Bedrooms
•4 ½ Baths

Owner’s Suite: 3 Bedrooms

•Living room w/  large private covered patio
•Master Suite
•Large kitchen and dining
•2 large Bedrooms
•Covered Entry

Granny Suite; 2 Bedrooms

•Living room and kitchen
•Large Master Suite w/ walk-in closet
•Large Bedroom


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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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