Luxury homeowners are taking a growing interest in campus-style or compound homes, which like small university campuses are made up of separate wings or buildings that have specific functions. Wall Street Journal Staffer Cecile Rohwedder speaks to owners of these homes who explain their benefits which include the campus blending into the landscape and allowing for a lifestyle with few or no stairs.

However some would argue that there are also downsides to this style of home. However they appear to be surmountable:

Spreading out a house can create inconvenience. Answering the door is a trek. So is hauling around laundry or fixing a cup of tea. Owners say technology helps keep it together: Baby monitors can track children in far-off nurseries, and many keep kettles and refrigerators in the master suite to avoid nighttime trips to the kitchen.

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