October 3, 2019 (Nipomo, Calif.) — Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes, the resort community in the heart of California’s Central Coast Wine Country, is making it easy to embrace multi-generational living, thanks to a variety of floor plans and modern amenities that cater to this growing housing trend.
Situated in Nipomo just south of San Luis Obispo, Trilogy® is a resort lifestyle brand within the Shea Homes portfolio. Their Monarch Dunes community is an idyllic place to live on the Central Coast. Founded on their mission to foster an environment that’s welcoming, authentic and inspiring, Trilogy® is redefining what it means to live in a lifestyle-focused community — one where multiple generations can not only live but flourish together.
Research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that it’s not uncommon for adults to move back in with their parents, either as an attempt to save money, to care for parents, or to simply spend more time with them. Even more, research conducted in 2017 by the Pew Research Center found that nearly 79 million people, or 31.9% of the adult population, lived in a shared household (a household with at least one extra adult), up from 55 million adults, or 28.8%, in 1995. Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes is experiencing Baby Boomers, those born between1946 to 1964, sharing their homes with their Silent Generation parents who were born between 1925 and 1942, or with Millennials, born in 1981 to 1996 and Gen Z, born between 1995 and 2015.
Suitable for multi-generational homeowners is the single-story Ventana floor plan from the Playas Collection at Trilogy®, which offers a spacious open floor plan design for the primary living areas, and ample windows and sliding glass doors to balance the two outdoor living spaces. The master suite is at the opposite side of the house from the additional bedrooms and optional den, providing privacy for each generation. Also in the Playas Collection is the Riviera model with built-in casita. From the Vinedo Collection, the Marsanne features a private guest suite with optional second bedroom and bathroom. Each of these floor plans are designed with the multi-generational family in mind and are ideal for an adult moving back in with parents or parents moving in with adult children.
With more and more families sharing spaces either by choice or out of necessity, Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes is embracing the growing trend of multi-generational living by making it easier to live happily together under one roof. “ We’re building homes that not only meet functional needs of a home shopper but also offer what they desire in seeking a home that family members of different ages can live and thrive together,” says Preston Holdner, area vice president of Trilogy at Monarch Dunes. “At Trilogy, we know how important it is for generations to live comfortably together, which is why our customizable floor plans take into account modern lifestyles of all kinds. We’re looking at shared living spaces as an advantage rather than a disadvantage of today’s world.”
About Trilogy® by Shea Homes®
Shea Homes® currently has 14 Trilogy® 55+ and resort lifestyle communities across Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, having developed a total of over twenty 55+ and resort lifestyle master plans since the division’s inception in 1999. Trilogy communities are designed to create an enriched lifestyle through exploring new interests and activities, overall wellness and connecting to a vibrant social life. Homeowners experience a true resort-caliber lifestyle managed by a resort-trained staff. Each Trilogy community is designed to embrace its natural surroundings and provide a variety of experiences, which may include signature restaurants, golf, movement and fitness studios, day spas, pools, culinary classes, hiking trails, sports courts and more. Trilogy® by Shea Homes® has been named America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Home Builder in the proprietary Lifestory Research study for years 2013-2019.