This home is designed for a changing family over time, or for rental income. The house is designed to work as both a single two-story home, or two stacked apartments, and capable of being easily converted between the two. The design features an open floor plan living area, a back entry into the bedroom on the first level (optional), fully accessible bathrooms in both units, elevator-ready stacked closets, no step entry, and space for a back patio. The small footprint of the home is suitable for a narrow urban lot.
This home is ideal for both new homebuyers who require additional income via a second tenant, and for families that may one day be smaller as children grow up and leave the home. The option for an elevator makes the both levels of this home suitable for people with mobility impairments. This home is designed to be converted from two flats into a single-family home when a family expands, or converted from single-family home into two flats when children leave home, or adult children who wish to remain close and have more privacy.
Although this home was designed to be situated on a sloping site, the design can easily be altered to accommodate a flat lot as well. This home is best suited for a suburban or rural lot. The extensive universal design features of this home make it ideal for a variety of living situation. A room next to the entry can be used as an office or a bedroom. The room can also be used by a person that requires care. Additionally, the sloped sidewalk and elevator-ready stacked closets allow easy access throughout, making it a great fit for a variety of living circumstances.