‘Granny Suite’ That Goes Grand

“What were the design needs you had to meet in building an inter-generational home?

For this house, it was clear the communal living was going to be on the ground floor. It was where the parents would have their privacy and connections to the backyard but also be able to connect and share time with family in the main spaces on the ground floor.

There was also a strong desire to have separation for the master suite. Basically, the parents got what they needed — a self-sustained unit — but there was a strong desire to maintain a general proximity with the family.”

Georgie Binks asks all the right questions in this new article from the Toronto Star.