Focus on future functionality
Pardee Homes’ two newest home models are specifically designed for millennial homebuyers and will kick off the 2016 International Builders’ Show which runs from Jan. 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The homes, which are in the Henderson master-planned community of Inspirada, appear to be another pair of well-staged homes at first glance, however, their focus on future functionality is what sets them apart.
“You’re not likely to find these in other neighborhoods,” said Pardee Southern Nevada Division President Klif Andrews. “We looked at what the millennial audience is buying and what their tastes are.”
The homes are available in two customizable floor plans: a contemporary farmhouse design with three to four bedroom, 3½ to 4½ bath at 2,145 square feet; contemporary transitional floor plan with four bedroom, 3½ baths and nearly 3,200 square feet.
Millennials: born between 1982 – 2000
Andrews said catering to the needs of millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, which total 83.1 million people as of June, according to the U.S. Census, is vital as they are the next large group of homebuyers.
“They’re nostalgic about homes and what kinds of homes they grew up in,” he said. “That’s why we’re offering an older style farmhouse as an option.” Andrews added that Pardee Homes has never offered a farmhouse style, which starts in the $300,000s and includes large wooden beams, Shaker style cabinets and porcelain tile that is designed to mimic the look of wood.
The idea behind the responsiveness of these homes is that they easily adapt to changes in the homeowner’s needs over time, Andrews said.
In order to achieve this, the farmhouse features a ground-level bedroom with its own entrance, full bathroom and kitchenette as well as a 384-square-foot studio apartment with a separate entrance, kitchenette and full bathroom.
“A lot of our buyers are interested in multigenerational living so their home needs to be flexible in order to accommodate their parents or a college-aged child,” he said. “We’re also seeing millennial buyers rent out spaces to their friends for extra income.”
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By Ann Friedman