Courtesy Mid-Atlantic Builders

To meet the rising demand for multi-generational, single-family homes, Maryland-based Mid-Atlantic Builders has debuted three new multi-gen models in its Villages of Savannah community outside of the Washington, D.C., metro.

Located in Brandywine, Md., the new plans in the neighborhood offer 18 home designs that can be personalized for multi-generational living with suite options including, three-car garages, private entrances, kitchenettes, walk-in closets, sitting areas, and full private baths.

The community, at its inception in 2009, was planned to consist of 564 homes, broken into two major phases. The first phase, with 207 single-family homes, opened for sale in the fall of that year. Averaging at an average of 20 to 30 closings a year, the original phase consisted of traditional two-story estate homes with four bedrooms, three and half baths, two-car garages, and square footage ranging from 2,400 to 4,000 square feet.

Once homes in phase one were completely sold, the company decided to continue to develop The Villages of Savannah in its second phase of 357 homes, but with a multi-generational angle, due to several previous customer requests to convert standard studies into bedroom suites.

"We are very excited by the interest," says Stephen Paul, executive vice president. "We have been selling to that need for several years."

While many surrounding Maryland communities were signaling out specific-market niches, such as 55+, Mid-Atlantic was aiming to create a “Home for Generations” community, where different age segments, including young families, growing families, and retirees, live together.

To do so, the builder is offering three different models that target each group, with additional options to customize the home for multi-gen living. The company’s traditional single-family model offers an upgrade for growing families. A single-level ranch, ranging from 1,800 to 2,300 square feet, offers an option for empty nesters or younger millennials. And the multi-gen homes offer flexible family living for individuals with adult children or aging parents.

These second phase homes start from the upper $400,000s and range from three to six bedrooms, two to six bathrooms, and 1,801 to 6,971 square feet. Mid-Atlantic reports 12 homes have sold so far and plans to host their reveal event for the three models this weekend, Oct. 20 and 21.