Most homes with in-law units isolate those spaces above the garage or in the backyard. Not these! The suites – all complete with kitchenettes, bathrooms, and more – easily access main living spaces and are located on the first floor for accessibility.

Apartment Inside


A semi-separate apartment, complete with kitchenette and living room, makes this house an excellent fit for families with an in-law, frequent visitors, or anyone needing a little extra privacy. Shared living spaces include the generous kitchen with a huge island, and the nearby great room. Buyers can the flex room according to their needs, which could mean a dining room or office. The luxurious master suite offers an amazing closet with window seats. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Spacious First-Floor Suite with Kitchenette


Here’s a home that gives a lot of flexibility to a large, multigenerational family. The "mother's suite" on the first floor gives privacy to a relative or guest with a kitchenette, large bedroom, and spacious bathroom. Also on this floor, the luxurious master suite has easy access to the study. Upstairs, three more bedrooms have use of the vaulted exercise room, which could also become a game room. Everyone can meet in the vaulted family room and the large kitchen. The three-car garage provides plenty of parking space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Duplex for a Big Family


This duplex is a good choice for a family with a live-in relative (or even a couple) who wants more independence than the typical guest suite provides. The laundry room joins the two units: on the left, a complete one-bedroom home with a full kitchen, living space, and separate entrance – even a porch. On the right, the larger unit holds four bedrooms (on the upper level) and spacious living areas where the whole family can gather.  See more images, information, and the floor plan.

One Porch to Unite Them All


An incredible porch links every part of this extraordinary one-story home, including the guest suite with private living quarters, a bedroom, full bath, and wet bar. In-laws or relatives living here have only to walk along the covered porch to reach the main home, beginning with a recreation room and two family bedrooms. Main living areas include the family room with a fireplace, an island kitchen with room to sit, and the spacious dining room. An additional bedroom with a private bath is located near the sitting room. A beehive fireplace has hearths in three areas: the dining room, the porch, and the luxurious master bedroom. The den provides a great place to work from home. See more images, information, and the floor plan.