The Home Within A Home by Lennar
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Two homes. Under one roof.

Imagine having both privacy and togetherness. Both independence and help nearby when needed. Lennar is the first home builder to offer a home specifically designed for multigenerational living. Next Gen® - The Home Within a Home by Lennar offers innovative floorplans to accommodate your family without sacrificing your comfort. Your family can enjoy cost savings and more opportunities for special family moments. Discover how families across America experience The Home Within A Home.

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Benefits of living in a Next Gen home

Lennar's Next Gen - The Home Within a Home® opens the door to an array of financial and logistical benefits, while providing the opportunity to share the comfort of your home with loved ones. Rollover each icon to explore Next Gen potential benefits and savings.

Resale appeal
Decreased transportation costs
Cutting edge
Decreased childcare costs
Everythings Included
Shared homecare and yardcare costs
Shared Mortgage
Shared Utilities
Resale appeal
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Designed to accommodate your changing lifestyle, from needing a home office to a separate living area for Grandma.

The Webb Family

Ken and Gail Webb transformed their Next Gen suite into a music studio. As a working musician, Ken loves having his own space to work and jam with his buddies. Gail also loves that Ken has his own space to jam with his buddies.

Meet the Webbs

Resale appeal

According to demographic trends, this dual living arrangement is what people are looking for now and will continue well into the future. This isn’t just a casita or two master bedrooms – it’s a Home Within a Home.

The Clark Family

For six years, Bill Clark’s parents lived with his family, but he wanted to find a home that could better accommodate his mother’s mobility issues. So when he discovered The Home Within A Home while on a family trip to Disney World, he decided this vacation was going to be permanent.

Meet the Clarks

Decreased transportation costs

A family visit no longer requires a full tank of gas or a plane ticket.

The Wiseman Family

Eddie and Emily Wiseman needed a home that could accommodate their two kids, as well as their latest addition to the family—Emily’s mother. Their Next Gen home keeps the family together while still giving everyone a place to call their own.

Meet the Wisemans

Cutting edge

This design is the first new home built specifically for the rising number of Americans who are already living a multigenerational lifestyle.

The Manougian Family

As parents get older, every family reaches the point where they have to have a conversation about their living situation going forward. For the Manougian’s, it wasn’t until they discovered Next Gen did the idea of Armin’s mother-in-law joining the family full time begin to make sense.

Meet the Manougians

Decreased childcare costs

Getting a babysitter means getting quality time with the grandparents.

The Wilkinson Family

Every parent wants to do everything in their power to help their child succeed. For Chris and Marshall Wilkinson, finding a home that allows their autistic daughter Savannah to grow and build independence was doubly important.

Meet the Wilkinsons

Everything's Included®

From luxurious modern amenities to energy-saving features, everything you want in a home is already included.

The Ault Family

Tom and Linor Ault were empty nesters that, for the first time in their marriage, were looking for a home that was just for them. It was important each had a space to call their own, as well as a space to share.

Meet the Aults


The Home Within A Home suite boasts its own private entrance, living area, kitchenette, washer/dryer, bedroom and bathroom.

The Chow Family

Tom and Rebecca Chow emigrated to California from Hong Kong over two decades ago as students. Now their two children are students themselves. While the Next Gen suite makes a great escape space for Ryan and Tiffany, its primary use is for visiting relatives from Hong Kong, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Meet the Chows

Shared homecare and yardcare costs

Mowing two lawns at once is a possibility after all.

The Gardner Family

Along with her mother, Steve and Sharon Gardner have moved under a single roof to spend some quality leisure time together. Everybody in the family is happily retired, including the Gardner’s cat—because, according to Steve, “cats are always retired.”

Meet the Gardners

Shared Mortgage

With one shared mortgage, there’s no need to pay a secondary rent or elderly housing costs.

The Conrad Family

Wade and Dana, along with their two children Bryce and Syndey have bounced around the world and back again. Bouncing around abroad for work kept the family away from their grandparents for years at a time. But once Bob and Myrna were ready to retire the family decided it was time to plant some real roots.

Meet the Conrads

Shared Utilities

It’s two separate homes, but only one utility bill.

The Chang Family

When Russell and Ailene Chang decided it was time to move Russell’s mother in with them, they thought their lives would change drastically. But the combination of his mother’s independent spirit and The Home Within A Home by Lennar has made the transition almost seamless.

Meet the Changs

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Next Gen living

Highlighted in blue, this sample Next Gen floor plan highlights all the features you’d expect in a separate unit (a kitchenette, single car garage and full bathroom) while giving you the freedom to pop in whenever you’d like. Our floor plans vary by location, making it easy to find a Next Gen suite that suits you.

Whether you want to use the Next Gen suite as a retreat from the energy of a big, happy family, or want to turn the extra garage into the woodshop you’ve always dreamed of, or need a little extra room for early morning yoga, our options are as flexible as you are.

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