How Brooklyn Homes are Changing to Accommodate Multi-Generational Living ? More and more Brooklyn homes have several generations living under one roof. Bloomberg News reported that, in 2010, 5.1 million households contained three generations, compared with 3.9 million a decade earlier. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of multi-generational families living together grew by 30 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Whether you have an in-law moving in to save money or an adult child returning after losing a job, you’ll appreciate a growing line of new homes marketed to multi-generational families. Here are some of the features you can find in this new generation of Brooklyn homes:
- An attached one-bedroom suite with a private living area, bathroom and kitchenette. The suite has a separate entrance, its own garage and a locking door between it and the main house.
- A separate guest house.
- Two master bedrooms, so adults can share the Brooklyn homes.
Multi-generational configurations that work best focus on privacy and accessibility. Look for a builder that uses universal design products, which provide accessibility for people of all ages and abilities. KB Home, Toll Brothers Inc., Lennar Corporation and Pulte Group Inc. are among the builders offering multi-generational homes with second master bedrooms, kitchenettes and separate entrances.
If you’re housing your extended family, or feel you soon may be, consider purchasing a multi-generational home. Give me a calll Charles D’Alessandro Your Brooklyn real estate agent with Fillmore Real Estate a call at 718/253-9600 ext 206 or email me at [email protected],