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Multi Generational and Dual Living House Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:07 PM

House Plans with Two Master Bedrooms:

Multi Generational homes are in high demand on the Raleigh NC real estate market, as more families trend towards dual living.

Get answers to top questions about multi generational and dual living house plans, below.

Contact Stanton Homes for multi generational home pricing.

 

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First of all, what is a dual living house plan?

Architects use several key terms to describe single family home plans designed to accommodate multi family living: in law suite plans, mother in law suite plans, two master plans, and dual living plans.

Each of these plan categories is designed to include private areas for independent living such as small kitchenettes, private bathrooms, multiple living areas or sitting rooms, and private entrances.

While it can be difficult to find a house plan with all the multi generational spaces  you want included, custom home builders can make the adjustments you need. Here's just one example of a Frank Betz floor plan we converted from a guest bedroom into a dual master home: 

Original floor plan for The Hopkins:

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Modified floor plan with downstairs mother in law suite:

The in law bedroom, bathroom, and walk in closet are all larger in this version. The formal living room is converted into a home office. The kitchen island is larger in this version, making it easier to share the central space without bumping elbows. The MIL shower can be built as curbless, for long-term accessibility. Finally, the upstairs master bedroom makes each living area feel more separated, private quarters.

 

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What's the difference between house plans with two master bedrooms versus a guest suite?

SIZE. Most often, a second master suite will include an en suite bathroom, larger bedroom, larger or walk in closet, and sometimes a private sitting room or alcove area.

A guest suite may or may not have a private bathroom - sometimes the suite shares a hallway bathroom called a "buddy bath" with two entrances (one from the bedroom and one from the hallway).

Here's some examples of these additional MIL spaces:

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You'll want to consider keeping the in-law suite on the first floor, and master bedroom on the second floor, as in this version of the Maple Lane house plan. An upstairs master bedroom will put the parents up with the kids, which works well and gives the grandparents their own privacy.

A basement location for the in law suite is another great option, if your lot is well suited. Here's an example of a basement home with private Mother in Law kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and living room:

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How do you know if you can build a basement home on your lot? Ask Stanton Homes for a lot assessment - many North Carolina home sites are not well suited for a basement home. Why not? We'll give you all the details specific to your lot, when we take a quick tour.

How are multi generational homes different than a duplex or multi-family housing?

Multi generational homes are typically single structures that include separate, yet connected, living spaces. Although the terms are similar, multi-family dwellings refer to buildings with separate housing units, such as an appartment complex. A duplex is a single building with separated homes that share a structural wall.

Here are some examples of homes with two master bedrooms - with photo tours:

Learn more about Multi Generational House Plans, here.

 


 

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5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Choose a New Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value - How to Choose a New Home that will Sell

Building a Home with Resale in Mind

When building a custom home, keep in mind how many years you plan to live in it. It may be important to balance your wish list with features that will gain you the highest resale value.

Here are the five best ways to increase the resale value of your new home, when custom building in central North Carolina:

1. Main Floor Master or One Story Floor Plans

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

The most sought-after type of floor plan is a main floor master or one story home.

Main floor master homes are perfect for retirees with future mobility in mind, or empty nesters who no longer need to be next door to small children.

One story homes cost more per square foot than two story homes, but adding a basement or room or two upstairs (like a game room for the kids to hang out in) can help with the cost difference.

2. Open Island Kitchens and Homes with an Open Layout

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

Open floor plan designs are extremely popular among homebuyers - and open kitchens with an island and eating bar can be a must for many families.

"Open floor plans" can mean different things to different homebuyers. 

A home with the kitchen open to breakfast and great room, 9 foot ceilings, archways, and fewer formal spaces can have a higher market value.

  

3. Plans with 3 or 4 bedrooms5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

Floor plans with three or four bedrooms are some of our most commonly searched for homes.

Two bedroom homes are hard to appraise, and hard to sell.  A four bedroom home is most often the starting point for home searches.

 

 

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

 

 

 

With home offices becoming more common, a fourth bedroom gives homebuyers the flexibility they need as families grow and needs change.

 

 

 

4. Green Homes with Energy Saving Features

The new ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements are now in place, and have placed ENERGY STAR homes at the front lines of energy efficiency, again.  

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

ENERGY STAR and Green Certified Homes were found to have a statistically significant market advantage, compared to similar code-built, uncertified homes, in each of these categories:

 - Selling for a higher sale price

 - Selling for a higher price per square foot

 - Having spent fewer days on the market prior to sale

 

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

The greater up-front cost of "going green" also pays off with:

 - Reduced energy bills

 - Reduced reliance on natural resources and greenhouse gas output

 - Savings through government incentives and energy company discounts

 - Healthier indoor air

 

5. Homes with Two Master Bedrooms

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing MarketA second master suite can add value to your investment.

Two master bedroom homes in high demand can contain:

 - A 2nd master bedroom

 - An in-law suite 

- A guest bedroom with attached private bathroom (especially a guest bedroom on first floor)

Each of these second master bedroom types will add instant resale value to your new home. And each can be designed to be very different, in reflection of lifestyles and preferences.

Read more about adding value to an NC custom home, in each of these related articles:

How Tall Should Ceilings Be for Best Resale Value?  

Open Concept Floor Plans - What does an "open floor plan" look like?

Main Floor Master Homes - Floor Plan Ideas

One Story Homes - Floor Plan Options 

Built-in Home Offices - What Features are Important to Homebuyers?

Energy Star Homes Sell for More

How Two Master Bedroom Homes are Worth More in the Market

 

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Raleigh Two Master Suite Homes | Two Master Floor Plans

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

Raleigh Two Master Suite Homes

Floor Plan Design Trends

Looking for a new home with two master suites?  The Aycliffe is one of the custom designs we've created for homebuyers who need an extra master suite.   A second master bedroom can be terrific for a multi-generational household, or perfect for long term guests. 

The Aycliffe* - Two Master Suite Home Available in Raleigh

3,101 Sq ft - 4 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms

Two Master Suite Home - Floor Plan Design

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Here's how Stanton Homes modified the Aycliffe into a two master suite home:


- Add full master suite bath with corner shower

- Add soaking tub with two windows for plenty of natural light

- Add his and hers walk-in-closets with wrap-around shelving

- Add separate his-and-hers vanities

 

 

 

Don't see a dual master suite home that works for you?  Let Stanton Homes know what you're looking for, and we'll help you design a dual master home that's perfect for you.   Here are some more ideas:

More Design/Build Home Plans with Two Master Suites:



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Stanton Homes Dual master suite baths include special features like:

  • Corner showers
  • Separate rooms for the commode
  • His-and-hers vanities
  • Oversized his-and-hers walk-in-closets
  • Luxury bath features - see tub surround tile options
  • Spacious rooms
  • Choice of specialty ceiling styles, including vaulted ceilings.


More Dual Master Suite Custom Home Options

Learn the questions to ask before building a Multi Generational home.

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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Homes with Two Master Bedrooms | Raleigh Dual Master Bedroom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 08:01 AM

Raleigh Dual Master Bedroom Homes

New Home Plans with Two Master Bedrooms

Dual Master Bedroom Homes

 
The Sunderland* - Two Master Bedroom Home

2,458 Sq ft - 4 Bedrooms - 3.5 Bathrooms

The Sunderland contains two master bedrooms, one first floor suite and one second floor suite.

How to Add a Second Master Bedroom to Your Floor Plan

Two Master Bedroom Homes
Raleigh custom home builder Stanton Homes can design and build your new home with two master suites. 

Here's how Stanton Homes modified the Sunderland custom floor plan into a two master bedroom home:

- Convert second floor overlook/vaulted family room ceiling into second floor master bedroom

- Add full master suite bath with walk-in-closet, corner shower

- Include wrap-around shelving, plenty of windows for natural light



 

Custom Drawn Home Plans with Two Master Bedrooms, Available in Raleigh, NC: 

 

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Custom dual master baths by Stanton Homes can include special features like:

  • Corner shower
  • Separate room for commode
  • His and hers vanities
  • Oversized his and hers walk-in-closets
  • Luxury bath - see tub surround tile options
  • Spacious rooms
  • Choice of specialty ceiling styles

 

More Raleigh Dual Master Bedroom Home Options

Browse some dual master suite floor plan options.


Also check out our Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans, which offer another approach to privacy for dual household homes.


Bring us your floor plan or ask us for more ideas - we'll show you want we can do for you, to find, modify, design and build a custom home you’ll love to live in.


*The Sunderland Copyright Stanton Homes and Frank Betz.

 

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New Floor Plans with Two Master Bedrooms | Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 06:11 AM

Looking for Homes with Two Master Bedrooms?
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New Floor Plans Available!

Stanton Homes, Raleigh's most exceptional custom home builder, is now offering a new series of floor plans with Two Master Bedrooms. 

Homes with Two Master Bedrooms have been growing in popularity, particularly among custom home buyers who are looking for something unique that can accomodate an extended family.

A second master bedroom can be a charming way to make extended families and long-term guests comfortable – and a second master suite can also add value to your new custom home.

A Dual Master Suite floor plan offers two full master suites, each with a private bathroom and large closet

The two master bedrooms can be designed to be very different, in reflection of lifestyles and preferences.  Some homes have both bedrooms on the first floor, while others are separated, with one on the first and one on the second floor.

Here are two examples of the Dual Master Suite floor plans Stanton Homes is now offering.  Or ask how we can design and build just what you have in mind!

  The Aberdeen

    Dual Master Suite Floor Plan

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Number of Floors: 2

Square Feet: 3,255

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

    Click here for The Aberdeen

 


Click Here to see all Two Master Bedroom Floor Plans

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Are 3+ Baths Still Requested in New Homes? 

"Stanton Homes for Heroes" Featured in N&O - Accessible Homes Possible 

How to Get Started Looking for an Accessible Home

Is Universal Design Right for You?  Questions to Ask

Mother In Law Suite Homes

*All floorplans and images copyright Frank Betz, Stanton Homes, or others as applicable.

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Floor Plans with TWO Master Bedrooms | New Plans Just Added

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

Looking for a Floor Plan with Two Master Bedrooms?
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New Line of Dual Master Suite Homes Launched

NC's most exceptional custom home builder is now offering a new line of floor plans with Two Master Bedrooms.

Floor plans with Two Master Bedrooms are becoming more common, especially with custom home buyers.

Having two master bedrooms is a gracious and inviting way to make extended families and long-stay guests comfortable – and a second master bedroom can add value to your investment

Floor plans with Two Master Bedrooms offer two full master suites, each with a private bathroom and large closet.

Both master bedroom suites can be designed to be very different, in reflection of lifestyles and preferences.

Here are two examples of the Floor plans with Two Master Bedrooms Stanton Homes is now offering.  Or ask how we can design and build just what you have in mind!

The Aycliffe


Dual Master Suite Floor Plan


Two Master Suites | Two Master Bedrooms | Dual Master Bedroom Floor Plans
Number of Floors: 2   

Square Feet: 3,101   

Bedrooms: 4   

Bathrooms: 3   

Click here for The Aycliffe

    The Aberdeen


    Dual Master Suite Floor Plan


Two Master Suites | Two Master Bedrooms | Dual Master Bedroom Floor Plans
Number of Floors: 2

Square Feet: 3,810

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

    Click here for The Aberdeen



Click Here for Full Line of Floor Plans with Two Master Bedrooms

If you're interested in plans with two master bedrooms, you may also be interested in these ideas:

Are 3+ Baths Still Requested in New Homes? 

"Stanton Homes for Heroes" Featured in N&O - Accessible Homes Possible 

How to Get Started Looking for an Accessible Home

Is Universal Design Right for You?  Questions to Ask

Mother In Law Suite Homes

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