London architectural practice IF_DO has designed a contemporary multi-generational holiday home that will welcome three generations from one family under the same roof. While the concept of multi-generational homes has been extremely popular in Asia in the past, now it is creeping its way to North America and Europe as many realize the importance of family.
The multi-generational holiday home is located in Suffolk, England and it is right next to the beach. The development is officially named Thorpeness Beach House. Spreading out across two storeys, the dwelling includes six bedrooms that are separated into two designated bedroom zones.
IF_DO focused on building a dwelling that would not only maximize views to the scenic outdoors but one that would be practical for the various activities that the clients will be indulging in—from surfing to hiking.
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IF_DO's Design Brings Three Generations Together Under One Roof
1. Multi-generational Living - Designing homes that accommodate multiple generations can prove to be a lucrative niche in the housing market.
2. Luxury Beach Homes - The demand for beach houses with high-end finishes and amenities is on the rise, presenting the possibility of developing luxury beach homes.
3. Activity-focused Homes - Designing homes that are tailored to specific activities, like surfing or hiking, can offer a unique value proposition for buyers seeking a particular lifestyle.
1. Real Estate Development - Developing homes specifically for multi-generational living could create a new market for real estate developers.
2. Tourism and Hospitality - Creating luxury beach homes that cater to multi-generational families could serve as a new hospitality category for vacation rentals.
3. Home Design and Architecture - Focusing on designing houses that cater to specific activities could provide an untapped opportunity for architects and interior designers looking for new and unique projects.