Multi-Generational New Homes

Multi-Generational New Homes Are Trending

multi-generational new home with the in-law suite in the lower level
Carper Model has an in-law suite in the lower level

What is a Multi-Generational New Home?

One trend that has been gaining in popularity in recent years is the trend of multiple generations living in homes together.

This can refer to various living arrangements, from grandparents living with their adult children and grandchildren to extended family members living together under one roof.

Here’s our Merrick model with a complete separate living unit with a separate entrance in the lower level.

Reasons Why Multi-Generational Homes Are In Demand

There are several reasons why this trend is becoming more common.

High cost of housing

For starters, the high cost of housing and the rising cost of living in many areas have made it difficult for some people to afford a home of their own.

As a result, some people choose to live with multiple generations to share housing costs and other expenses.

Increased longevity

Another reason for the trend of multiple generations living together is the increased longevity of the population.

People are living longer and healthier lives than ever before, which means they are more likely to live independently for a more extended period.

This can make it more feasible for older adults to live with their adult children and grandchildren rather than moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Increased family connectivity

Additionally, the trend of multiple generations living together may be driven by a desire for families to be more connected and involved in each other’s lives.

In today’s busy and fast-paced world, it can be difficult for families to spend time together and support each other.

By living together, multiple generations can have more opportunities to spend time together, share meals and activities, and offer each additional support and assistance.

Check our Veda multi family contemporary model with an elevator and a separate self-contained living quarter over the garage with an exterior stair entrance.

Societal factors

Furthermore, cultural and societal factors may influence the trend of multiple generations living together.

In some cultures and communities, it is more common and accepted for multiple generations to live together, which may influence the trend in other areas.

Additionally, some people may be drawn to living with multiple generations to maintain cultural traditions and pass them on to future generations.

new home with first floor bedroom in multi generational homes
new home plan with first floor bedroom

Over the last several years we’ve experienced a large growth in the demand for these multi-generational new homes.

elevator in our Warwick Model

The result are new homes with elevators and first floor bedrooms. You can see a small sample of new homes we’ve designed and built with first floor bedrooms here.


In conclusion, the trend of multiple generations living together is becoming more common for various reasons, including the high cost of housing, the increased longevity of the population, a desire for families to be more connected, and cultural and societal factors.

As more and more people choose to live with multiple generations, this trend will likely continue to grow and evolve.

If you want to discuss a multi-generational home on one our our building lots or your lot here is a link to schedule a New Home Strategy Call.

On the call we can brainstorm multi family new home design options and help you with your new home project.

We’ll answer all your new home questions during this call, including:

*what is the best new home financing?
*what new home design options do we offer?
*how long does it take to design, permit and build your new home?
*Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC tear-down lot and new home inventory.
And other other new home questions on your mind.
*Your requirements for a custom multi generational home for your family