Have you heard? One in six Americans currently lives in a multi-generational household.¹ And, there are strong indications that this number will continue to increase in the future.
So, what exactly is a multi-generational household? The U.S. Census Bureau defines multi-generational families as those consisting of more than two generations living under the same roof. Examples of this situation include the grown child returning home from college to continue living with his or her parents; or grown adults, with children of their own, offering their parents a place to live after retirement. Toll Brothers has been designing homes to accommodate the multi-generational family for years.
Homebuyers have several options for creating a multi-generational home that is right for them. Most of the single-family home designs in Toll Brothers homes across the country offer the option to add a second master suite to the first floor. This is the perfect way to accommodate buyers looking to build their own multi-generational home.
In the Northeast, the Hopewell home design offers several options to build an ideal multi-generational home. The Master Elite Suite option features a large bedroom with walk-in closets and a master bath with shower and separate soaking tub. The Guest Elite Suite includes a generous bedroom with its own bath, walk-in closet, and den. The Grand Multi-Generational Suite in the Hopewell has a bedroom, huge walk-in closet, private bath, and a sitting room with an optional private entrance. All of these options also allow for a morning kitchen, which includes a sink, under counter refrigerator, and storage cabinets. Depending on the size of the home site and model selected, these options can be found either on the side or the rear of the home.
Below is an interactive floor plan that you can use to see all of our multi-generational options:
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Both convenient and practical, this luxurious option adds another master suite to the first floor of your home.Download PDF View Larger
Whether your child has moved back home after college or you have guests staying for an extended period of time, the Guest Elite Suite option adds a comfortable sized bedroom with separate den, full bath, and walk-in closet that will make visitors feel right at home.Download PDF View Larger
Today, more and more parents are coming to live with their children and grandchildren. Enhance everyone's lifestyle with this Grand Multi-Generational Suite, offering a bedroom, full bath, and walk-in closet on the first floor, so they can enjoy privacy while still being close to family.Download PDF View Larger
The names of the options in a Toll Brothers home vary from region to region, but the idea is the same; they offer homebuyers the flexibility of creating an additional living space on the main floor that feels like a separate retreat.
For further information on multi-generational floor plans, please visit the Toll Brothers website, or stop by a Toll Brothers community today.
For example, here is a list of communities in Pennsylvania that offer multi-generational options:
Dutchess Farm Estates
Priced from: $997,995
Estates at Mill Creek Ridge
Priced from: $839,995
Newtown Square, PA
Priced from: Low $700,000s
Weyhill Estates at Upper Saucon
Center Valley, PA
Priced from: $539,995
¹ Source: Generations United,