A New Trend--Dual Master Suites
Following is an excerpt from the article by Susan Sullivan of Custom Publications:
"Whether it's the need to care for an aging parent, provide teenagers with more space for studying and sleepovers, or a desire to offer guests more privacy, homeowners increasingly are interested in floor plans with two master bedroom suites. With multi-generational households on the rise, many homeowners find one master suite isn't enough. A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders indicated that by 2015, 60% of new custom homes will have dual master bedroom suites.
Sometimes called the owner's suite, the largest suite typically is composed of a spacious bedroom with adjoining bath and walk-in closet. It might have features such as a separate sitting area with fireplace, a whirlpool tub, vertical shower spa, a kitchenette or wet bar, and an exercise area.
A secondary or flex suite includes an adjoining bedroom, bath and closet, and is usually occupied by in-laws, aging parents, or teenagers."
The concept of two master suites may seem a little excessive, but with changing lifestyles, such living arrangements may become necessary.