The two-story home includes a spacious owners suite and an in-law suite for aging parents on opposite ends of the main level. Each pleasant suite contains a separate bathroom, walk-in-closet and laundry facility. The shared open kitchen, dining room and great room integrate smoothly with an outdoor living area, patio and pool for the entire family’s enjoyment. Each of the hallways measure 42 inches wide, with 48- to 60-inch-wide spaces in the main circulation areas, so family members can easily use mobility equipment if needed.
Upstairs is an amazing urban-inspired flat that provides everything an adult child would need, including a combined kitchen/living space and office. Three additional bedrooms with baths are designed to be flex-spaces that can be used for purposes other than bedrooms, such as office space or hobby room. The central area on the second floor offers a game room and mini kitchen for entertainment.
A unique aspect of the reNEWable Living Home are its innovations in design, technology, materials and construction standards. Five key categories played a vital role in all the plans that were made, and should be considered as you plan to remodel your home to become multi-generational:
1. More Savings
—Contains enough renewable energy sources to meet a Net Zero Energy standard, meaning it produces all of most of the energy it consumes.
2. Better Health
—Proactively helps manage the health of the indoor air quality through features likes its progressive Aprilaire Ventilating Dehumidifier and HVAC control system, as well as CertainTeed AirRenew Drywall that breaks down formaldehyde.
3. Real Comfort
—Innovations in building techniques that keep the interior quieter and provide consistent temperature and humidity levels, such as the HercuWall panelized wall system that is air tight and disaster-resistant.
4. Peace of Mind
—Smart features that respond to occupants, connecting them to their home, like Wi-Fi enabled devices that adjust temperatures and lighting, enhance security, control kitchen appliances, and play music.
5. Thoughtful Design
—The multi-generational floorplan was designed to promote a balance of family connectivity, individual space and physical needs. A soothing palette and clever storage solutions help eliminate stress and contribute towards relaxation.