Irvine-based Robert Hidey Architects designed three different !oor-plan options for extended families: 800-square-foot, detached guest houses; living suites with kitchenettes and separate entrances; and compound-like estates with shared courtyards.
While a seaside cottage that serves as a vacation home may be charming - if a little rough and ready - there comes a time when more comfort is called for.
A great room isn't a great room unless it has a great kitchen with a large island. "Islands are getting larger and larger," he notes, "I don't think we can really do an island that's big enough."
While the term multigenerational living came into the lexicon just a couple of years ago, the concept has been around for more than a decade.MORE