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7 Multigenerational new homes [Dual Master Floor Plan Layouts and Photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 20:10 PM

7 Multigenerational New Homes | Dual Master Floor Plans for Raleigh New Homes 

Floor plans and photos of multi-gen homes [Custom home building in NC for multi-gen and dual master suite homes]

Multi-gen living arrangements are one of the top reasons to build your new home with a custom home builder in North Carolina - so you can create a layout with special consideration for places to mingle and spaces for privacy.  

Get the 6 Things to Think About Before Choosing Your Next Home (and 5 bonus aging in place floor plans not included in this post).

Here are 7 dual master / multigenerational homes with floor plans and photos, to give you ideas for your new multi-gen home as you work with your custom home builder in NC.

Click on photos to see layouts and more pictures of each multi-gen home.

#1 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Dual Master Suites on Separate Floors

 This custom designed multi-gen home has 4345 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, dual master suites, home theater, office, exercise room, dog room and formal dining. The Barcelona provides spacious private quarters on separate floors, and generous main living areas. The chef's kitchen is designed for multiple tasks and gathering.

#2 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Dual Master Suites on Separate Floors. Third floor for entertainment

This multi-gen home has 5751 square feet, 4 bedrooms. 4.5 baths. Movie set stairway with incredible overlook. Amazing kitchen. Entertainment floor, with full bar and fireplace. Curved balcony overlook. More than 80 windows. The Grand Lodge is the ultimate in luxury living for multi-gen families.

#3 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Mom's Suite Downstairs, Owner's Suite Upstairs

The Serengeti has 4,364 Sq Ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. The owner's suite is upstairs and a bedroom suite for mom with a big walk-in closet and private bath are downstairs. Two islands in the kitchen provide lots of space for cooking projects with easy access to the breakfast, sitting, and keeping room. There is also a home office and a prayer room in this custom designed interior.

#4 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Upstairs Master Suite. Downstairs Bedroom Suite. Secret Passageway Escape Room for Kids 


The Dickerson is 2907-3245 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The Master Suite is upstairs. A spacious downstairs Bedroom Suite with private bath can be connected to an expanded sitting room and the possibility of a small kitchenette in place of the main floor Office. Kids bedrooms can connect through a secret passageway with a play area between.

#5 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Extended Second Master Apartment on First Floor

The Maple Lane is 3,275 Sq Ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. There is a full apartment within the home, with a Second Master Suite that includes the privacy of its own sitting room and outdoor living access. The Master Suite on the second floor second has a private Romeo and Juliet deck, huge walk in closet with cabinet island and an adjoining exercise room. 

#6 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Flex Space for Expanded Multi-gen Living


 The Hopkins has 2604 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The Owner's Suite is upstairs. The downstairs Dual Master Suite can have additional privacy by expanding into the Living Room on the main floor. This version has a 3 Seasons Room with an Outdoor Kitchen.

#7 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Apartment Within a Home Upstairs: Elevator Access

The Dugan is 3184 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. It can be built with an elevator to the upstairs, like this version, and can also have full accessibility throughout the home. As with all custom homes built by Stanton Homes, we can modify this custom designed home even further to accommodate special needs. 

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5 Questions Every Home Buyer Should Ask - Multi-Gen Raleigh Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:06 PM

Must Asks for Multi Generational Living Home Plans


Looking for a multi generational home in the Raleigh area? We expect to see the continued requests for multi generational homes in the 2014 and 2015 home buying markets.

Multi generational homes are those designed for extended families sharing space, either for extended visits or permanently.

Multi generational homes are also called in law homes, mother in law homes, dual living homes, extended family homes, and homes with "lock out" areas.


If your family is considering the option of multi-generational living, here are some questions to consider:

1. How can our multi generational home balance privacy with shared spaces and activities?

One way to ensure privacy is to have a private door from the mother in law or extended stay guest bedroom to a major living area.

This gives direct access to living areas through a private "lock out" bedroom.

While lock out areas are becoming more common, many multi generational homes feature a sitting room or living room within the separate bedroom wing.

Multi-Generational Homes | Multi Generational Living

2. Which spaces or features will we need to add, to accommodate additional family?

In addition to bedrooms and baths, consider which of these spaces - common in multi generational homes - that you may want to include: private entrances, living areas, kitchens, dining areas, and even separate home offices

See an example in the photo below. This mother in law suite has a sitting room and private access French door to outdoor living spaces. 

Multi-Generational Homes | Multi Generational Living

3. Kitchens can be one of the most expensive rooms in the home (along with the master suite and bathroom). If your multi generational home will need a second kitchen, does it need to be full-sized? Or would a more modest "morning" kitchen (with small refrigerator, sink, and microwave) be more appropriate? 


4. How flexible will your outdoor areas (yards, decks, patios, balconies, screen rooms, etc.) be? Will you share or divide the space?

In this home, the master suite features a private balcony. The screen room below remains a shared outdoor living space - providing plenty of private space and flexibility in one home plan design.

Multi-Generational Homes | Multi Generational Living

5. Will I need to build in accessibility, aging in place, or Universal Design features?

When sharing spaces, it may be important to you to have such features built in discretely.

Make sure to ask your home builder which features provide the greatest usability for the lowest cost.

In this kitchen, the spaces are wheelchair accessible. Plenty of lighting - a Universal Design feature - makes the kitchen easy to navigate.

Multi-Generational Homes | Multi Generational Living


Here are a few examples of multi generational home plans:

The Cainsville

The Skylar

The Harriet

The Hayfield

Tour six of our most popular multigenerational home plans, designed with mother in law suites and extended-stay guest quarters.      


The Maple Lane (3,275 sq ft) is a full brick multigenerational home with five bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath. The mother in law suite offers private bath, sitting room, and outdoor living access.    

The Dugan (3,184 sq ft) is a fully accessible mother in law suite home plan with first floor master and elevator to the second story.

The Woodlake (3,626 sq ft) is a contemporary one story home with mother in law suite, two island kitchen, and detached garage.    

The Greenhaven (3,716 sq ft) offers a mother in law suite with private living room. This multigenerational home has a third floor office, and accessible bathrooms.

 The Chalet Vert (2,707 sq ft) is an open concept two story home with main floor mother in law suite with private bathroom and walk in closet.   

The Newberry (3,223 sq ft) has a first floor mother in law suite with sitting room. This home's efficient design leaves plenty of space for multigenerational families.  


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