Architects StudioContemporary Granny Flat or Shed, Sydney
Architect Ulrika Saar
Photo Michael Nicholson
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Location: Freshwater, NSWWhy we love it: These smart guest quarters aren’t just for guests. The two doors you see on the right open to reveal a bathroom/laundry and a light-filled workshop and storage area. And who doesn’t love an outdoor shower?
The rise of multi-generational homesAs property and childcare costs continue to rise, the trend for multi-generational living will rise with them. Three generations living under one roof will not be unusual. Homes will be designed to accommodate this, with features such as two or more living spaces (or a separate granny flat), a separate kitchenette, and a large communal space where the family can spend time together. 12 essential features to look for in your forever home
What’s different about modern granny flats?The rise of the granny flat has been stellar. No longer spartan after-thoughts for inconvenient relatives, today’s granny flats are stylish and comfortable mini-homes. Flexible and compact designs make them affordable for families needing residential options at different life stages.Many companies today cater solely for this market. Serge Panayi, director of Granny Flats Sydney says he was designing a few granny flats every month in 2009. That has now grown to around six a week. Lee Janssen, managing director of Avalon Granny Flats, says that as property prices spiralled, the increasing interest in secondary dwellings and compact homes led him to specialise in small home design.