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Lennar to Expand its Revolutionary NextGen 'Home within a Home' Program to 11 Communities in Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, Fla. --- Lennar Homes plans to roll out its innovative NextGenTM 'Home within a home' program for multi-generational families in 11 communities in southwest Florida.
NextGen homes are designed to accommodate multi-generational families.
"For thousands of American families today, the family unit includes grandparents, in-laws or adult children, sometimes with children of their own," said Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennar's Southwest Florida Division.
NextGen homes are designed to provide private living space within the family home. That means a private entry, a bedroom and bath, an eat-in kitchenette and a living room, and some floor plans offer a private garage, Devereaux said.
Several factors helped to bring about the nationwide shift toward multi-generational families. Given the realities of today's economy, adult children often live under their parents' roof. And in many immigrant cultures, three and even four generations living under one roof is common.
"It wasn't long ago that multi-generational families were the norm in the U.S. Think of the Waltons," Devereaux said.
Devereaux said Lennar will build new NextGen model homes at Emerson Park at Ave Maria, The Forum and Reflection Isles in Fort Myers, Copper Cove, Reflection Lakes and Orange Blossom Ranch in Naples, River Strand in Bradenton, Bella Vida in Cape Coral, Bella Terra and the Preserve at Corkscrew in Estero, and Stoneybrook at Venice.
Lennar tested NextGen homes in several Florida communities last year and they proved very popular, Devereaux explained.
Lennar is introducing two new NextGen model homes in southwest Florida.
The Independence offers 2,518 square feet of living space in the principal living area with five bedrooms, three full baths and a half-bath. The 'home within a home' area totals an additional 839 square feet with a bedroom, bath, kitchenette, dining nook and living room, all with its own private entrance.
The Independence features a three-car tandem garage.
The Liberation floor plan offers six bedrooms with four full baths and a half-bath in the 3,029 square foot main living area with an additional 838 square foot home within a home.
"NextGen homes are the future of housing for many American families, and Lennar is proud to be among the first home builders in the U.S. to accommodate this trend," Devereaux said.
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For more information about this press release contact:
Michelle May 239-707-2938 Michelle.May@Lennar.com to arrange an interview;
Matt Devereaux, Director of Sales & Marketing, Lennar Homes-Southwest Florida 239-278-1177 Matt.Devereaux@lennar.com
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@Aol.Com