One of the newest trends in the housing industry is multi-generational living. Lennar has answered the demand by designing a home within a home that allows extended family to all live together- with private, separate living spaces. The unique floor plan includes a one bedroom apartment with its own entrance, bedroom, bath, kitchenette and living area. The apartment also has a lockable door that connects it to the house.
Chameleon Design was brought on to design the Lexington Plan. The challenge was to create a comfortable spacious feeling, while about a third of the space on the first floor is taken up by the apartment within the home. We were able to strike a balance between crisp and cozy with an updated farmhouse style. The home is designed for a young family and a live in mother-in-law, so we liked the idea of being drawn in by the worn-in pieces, but didn’t want a flea market look.
We accomplished this by devoting some space to modern display. The bonus room upstairs had clean framed game boards and the physical graffiti (this happened organically from pencils we left for the kids to draw with). Mom’s desk in the kitchen is a nice feature too.