Multi Gen: Designed and built as an enduring family legacy, this incredible home is divided between four soundproofed living units complete with kitchens and bathrooms. All units spill into common use areas, providing both privacy and social activities for each member of the extended family. Built on an inner city Seattle metro lake, this home is just one of many such homes gaining popularity throughout the country as people seek to support each other.
The Multi Gen far exceeds a typical code built structure of comparable size. We have designed and built in a high level of comfort, quiet, low energy demand and healthy indoor air. Quality build ensures the home will withstand generations of use. Although an Olympia based company, Artisans Group’s Seattle division has designed and built several Seattle Metro Passive Houses with several more coming out of the ground in 2017.
Multi-generational houses provide a unique opportunity for the right family to enjoy a better quality of life. Older generations can assist with the care of the grandchildren. The the younger generation can assist with the overwhelming changes in a technological world. Clients can achieve aging in place goals. Living together helps to consolidate resources, minimize environmental impact and maximize energy efficiency.
“The most successful marketing programs are guaranteed utility bills.” Dr. Joseph Lstiburek referring to lower utility bills in the face of rising energy cost.
Energy efficiency isn’t so much about reducing your carbon footprint, as much as it just makes sense, like a thermos keeping your beverages cold and your soup hot.
With its superior indoor air quality, reduced energy consumption, built-in comfort and long-term durability, the Multi-Gen will provide an enduring family legacy for many generations to come. Time is precious, spend it with the ones you love.