The new Martin Locke Homes display home under construction at Elliot Springs promises to herald a new era in North Queensland, mulltigenerational family home design.
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Fittingly named the ‘Family 310’, it is designed to allow families at all stages of life to live together but still maintain their privacy and independence.
It boasts two separate ‘homes’ under the one roof, each with its own exclusive entry point, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas, living and patios, all connected by a shared, lockable laundry.
And includes private feature entry points to both living spaces, raised ceilings, wide doorways and halls, no-steps on entry and throughout the home, large step-free bathrooms and showers, separate alfresco areas, and a spacious and safe living open plan design.
The MLH 'Family 310' is designed to keep families together while also allowing them to ability to live independently and affording them the privacy to do that.
By using modern design concepts and building practices, it re-invents what is a long-held tradition of families living together longer in European cultures.
We have taken accessible and inclusive housing features that we have been incorporating into our builds for many years and combined them to provide a home that can be adapted to suit modern North Queensland families.
“There are many benefits to sharing a home with family members including convenience, financial benefits and just having loved ones close by can be a blessing, but we also know it’s important to have the ability to live your own lives as well.
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It will also be the first MLH display home to be designed and built to meet the Gold Level of the Livable Housing Australia Guidelines (LHAG) with the three previous built to the Silver Level.
Steve Jenkosky from Golden Age Advisory said providing suitable options for seniors to live at home independently but still have access to family support would help many North Queenslanders in their golden years.
“Maintaining independence is so important to our older residents, they have worked hard and contributed to society and deserve suitable housing options as they grow older, but they understand they may also need help from time-to-time and the MLH Family design concept ticks the boxes,” he said.
The 'Family 310' will be the first of the MLH Family Series. It is expected to be open to the public in February 2019.
Contact the MLH team on 1300 045 044 or [email protected] for more information.