Two homes in one? How does that work?
Phrases such as ‘multi-gen’ and ‘dual occupancy’ have been gaining traction in recent years as homebuyers discover the benefits of designing two homes in one.
With a few tweaks at the design stage, a home can easily include a self-contained suite that provides an extra element of independence.
It may be that you have adult offspring at home, or your elderly parents are set to move in. Maybe you’re teaming up with a friend or sibling to jump on the property ladder and while you’re happy to share the mortgage, you each need your own space. You may even be looking to generate extra income with an independent space you can rent out to Airbnb guests, students or FIFO workers.
Whatever your motivation, sharing can make housing more affordable and give you more bang for your buck.
And even if sharing isn’t on your current agenda, adding in features that suit dual occupancy or multi-generational design will help future-proof your new home should things change down the track. They’re also likely to make it more appealing to future purchasers.
Introducing the Preston Beach
The Preston Beach is part of our Custom Collection range and features a dual occupancy design. The home has been designed with two front entries allowing for two private living areas. One living area is located at the front of the home complete with kitchenette, living area and master suite.
The Preston Beach (Dual Key Floorplan) is a unique option for investors who want a more affordable way to build to maximise their return on investment. The additional cost to create a second livable area is cheaper than creating a second standalone home so it is the perfect investment solution.
The Dual Key design also appeals to the new multi-gen family who want the privacy of separate living areas but enjoy having each other close by.
Dual Key Floorplan4 2 2 15.00m 282sqm
This home comes with our luxury specification with $30k worth of inclusions.
- Panasonic Reverse Cycle aircon with iZone controller and smart home capabilities.
- 31 course high ceilings to all living areas^.
- 300 x 600 floor tiles & 600 x 600 wall tiles to wet areas.
- 20mm Essastone benchtops to kitchen, ensuite and bathroom.
- Luxury Italian ILVE 900mm cooktop, oven and rangehood.
- Resort Style ensuite featuring hobless shower^.
- Double bowl undermount kitchen sink.
- Modern 1200m wide entry door^.
- Omni Trilock door handle to front entry.