KEEPING IT ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
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.”