Multi-Generation living is no longer an unusual occurrence in the field of home design. The saying “What’s Old Is New” certainly applies here. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was not unusual to find one home housing two families. That norm faded as the United States became an industrialized nation and individual family members built single family homes. Today there are a number of factors that play into the return to multi-generation homes and while they are not yet the norm, their resurgence is a definite trend.
The Beachcomber is a multi-generation design with a shared kitchen to accommodate two independent family members. Town and state regulations play into what will or will not be allowed regarding the design of a home, particularly at the ocean’s edge. The Beachcomber sits ocean-side in a heavily zoned area. The YBH Design Team is adept at meeting regulations and requirements while designing the ideal home for our clients. The Beachcomber is a multi-generation living home designed for this site. The design could also work for other tightly regulated build sites.
Employing a modern beach house exterior, The Beachcomber is suited for both separate and combined family time. There are separate entrances to each side of the home. The floor plan is perfect for both shared and private living. Both sides of the home have a large expanse of glass allowing unobstructed views of the ocean. A shared deck runs along the ocean-side of the house.
The home’s only internal pass-through is on the second level in the form of a shared nook and upper level deck. The larger side of the house has two flex spaces, the first floor den and the second floor study.
Yankee Barn Homes intends to follow this build. We are excited to see this amazing design go from concept to reality. The Beachcomber is an ideal multi-generation living design that would satisfy any number of family lifestyles.