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Shar­ing space un­der the main roof of the house with rel­a­tives can be a bit too close for com­fort for some peo­ple but now there’s a way to do just that — by putting walls in be­tween. Aimed at peo­ple who want to meet the fu­ture needs of their fam­ily, new home builder Claren­don Homes now of­fers a ‘Home Within A Home’ lay­out op­tion.

In short, it’s a self-con­tained space re­sem­bling a granny flat, lo­cated un­der the main roof of the house and there’s even the op­tion of a sep­a­rate en­trance.

De­signs that can fit the ‘Home Within A Home’ in­clude the Madi­son, Sheri­dan (pic­tured above), Sher­wood, Ocean­side and Bay­side, which are all two storey.

Claren­don — which also builds sep­a­rate granny flats — is cur­rently con­struct­ing its Bay­side de­sign at Parklea and the house will il­lus­trate the ‘Home Within A Home’ con­cept.

Claren­don Homes se­nior ar­chi­tect Nicholas Bo­liani­tis says the op­tion can al­low peo­ple to re­tain more of their back­yard, and per­haps in­clude a swim­ming pool.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity to give an empty nester or an el­derly par­ent, grand­par­ent or chil­dren that still want to live at home, the free­dom to have space away from the par­ents,” he says.

“You’re not re­ally los­ing any­thing from the home.

“Putting an ad­di­tional granny flat within the house, you wouldn’t even no­tice it’s there when you drive past, be­cause it looks like an or­di­nary house.”

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