If you’ll be hosting lots of overnighters at your second home, not only do you need plenty of sleep space, you’ll also want to incorporate a variety of public areas, some open to the rest of the home, others farther away from the action.
WHY IT WORKS
This 2 1/2-story, 6,400-square-foot design covers all the bases with its combination of bedrooms, bunkrooms and suites, as well as entertainment space on both the main and lower levels. A home office tucked into a corner near the master suite is a quiet and secluded room for telecommuting on those month-long respites.
Outfit the mudroom with cubby shelving for each family member. Install extra-long bunk beds that can handle grown-up visitors, too.