Multigeneration homes in demand | Don’t Miss This | normantranscript.com
Michael Cox and Aimee Norwood, married baby boomers, sold their home and were about to sign a contract for a newly built house in Virginia when their lives took an unexpected turn.
“My stepfather’s health declined quickly, and he passed away while we were deciding on a home,” Cox says. “We realized that my mother would be ready to downsize and that we wanted her to be closer to us.”
Cox and Norwood opted to upsize rather than downsize and bought a house in the Executives collection by Toll Brothers in the Lenah Mill development in Aldie, Va., that includes an optional suite of rooms designed for multigenerational families. The couple estimates that the addition cost about $60,000, including design upgrades chosen by Cox’s mother, Janice Charlip.
“My mom came to the design center to pick out the finishes she wanted because we all see this as her own space to live in the way she wants to live,” Cox says. “It just happens to be attached to our house.”
Cox, Norwood and Charlip share the home with the couple’s two daughters, ages 11 and 12, and the family dog, who Cox says is the only dog his mother has ever liked. Cox’s two adult children from a previous marriage are frequent visitors along with their friends, and the approximately 6,000-square-foot home accommodates everyone.
Read the full story here.