For today’s modern family concerned about their aging parents, Lennar is the first homebuilder to offer a unique “in-law” style-suite so that multiple generations can live under one roof in Fort Myers. The so-called Next Gen—A Home Within A Home Concept—offers privacy and togetherness to accommodate for multiple members of a family. A model is open at The Preserve at Corkscrew in Estero at 13519 Villa Di Preserve Lane.
The two homes under one roof concept is an option not just for aging parents, but also for college graduates moving back home because they are burdened with student loans and can’t afford to live on their own. The Next Gen offers a separate private entrance, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, eat-in kitchenette and living room. More families are looking toward providing space in their homes for an elderly relative: baby boomers are aging, and the U.S. population of people age 65 and up is expected to almost double from 39.6 million in 2009 to 72 million in 2030, according to data from AARP.
The multiple generation home design appeals to many Southwest Floridians. Two home plans are available from Lennar: The Liberation and Independence. Each floor plan features separate living space for both an active or elderly adult, and their adult children. The plans offer 5-6 BR/3.5-4.5 BA/3,357-3,867 SF. Neighborhoods featuring Next Gen—A Home Within A Home Design are:
- Cape Coral: Bella Vida;
- Estero: Bella Terra; Preserve at Corkscrew;
- Fort Myers: The Forum; Reflection Isles;
- Naples: Ave Marie; Copper Cove; Orange Blossom; Reflection Lakes.
Another option in the Fort Myers area for multi-generational living are courtyard style homes. While relatively tough to find, communities featuring courtyard homes in Fort Myers include:
If you are evaluating multi-generational living options in Fort Myers, Our team can help you evaluate and source the best option.