Millennials have very specific ideas about what they do and don’t want — and real estate is no exception. A survey published last June by Pardee Home gave us a glimpse into what exactly millennials *do* want out of a home. They interviewed 503 people, ages 25-34, half of whom were already homeowners and half of whom were looking to buy within the next year. The survey showed that millennials want outdoor space, the ability to customize the interior (hello, Gen DIY) and all the urban conveniences but in a suburban setting. That seems like a pretty tall order, but Responsive Homes decided to put all those requests together into two millennial dream houses. See the incredible spaces below and get ready for some major home envy.
So what does a millennial-centered home design look like? The first Responsive Homes have just been completed in Henderson, NV and are located close to Las Vegas. There are two models: a contemporary farmhouse and a contemporary transitional. Both homes are unique and totally customizable for each buyer.
The smaller of the two Responsive Homes is the 2,130-square-foot farmhouse. It boasts a $320,000 price tag that makes the prospect of home buying more attainable for those just starting their careers. The house also comes with room to expand in the future, with an upper-level loft area that can be converted into a bedroom and an optional flat over the garage for guests.
Even though it’s an affordable house, nothing feels cheap here. There are plenty of stylish, high-tech amenities that you’d usually never see in an entry-level home. The designers knew that millennials don’t want a “cookie-cutter home,” so they really focused on creating something unique with lots of modern and rustic touches.
The second, much larger home is a 3,194-square-foot transitional residence, which is targeted more toward the growing family. Millennials said more space is the biggest motivator to buy a home, but they still want to be close to recreation, walking trails and, of course, shopping.
Since outdoor activities and healthy living are a huge selling point for millennials, this $450,000 home boasts some serious outdoor living, including a covered private patio and the extra outdoor space and option to add a separate fitness room.
Combining with millennial-tailored design elements like adaptable floor plans, indoor-outdoor flow and bold design finishes, Responsive Homes has created two homes that they hope will satisfy millennials’ desire for tech-savvy and eco-friendly homes. Home tours are available to the public now. Vegas trip, anyone?
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