The concept of building one-household houses to hire (SFB2R) has existed for a quantity of several years, but definitely began to attract attention around the conclude of the Terrific Recession, fueled by consumers unable to find the money for the down payment for a for-sale property.

As with auto leasing, homes for hire experienced a period of time of stigma. But, like cars and trucks, SFB2R now fills a very important void in our housing provide. It’s also turning out to be an choice for Newborn Boomers hunting to downsize and for Millennials not still completely ready (or prepared) to make lengthy-phrase commitments.

This developing phase also is an opportunity for smaller sized builders to provide cozy neighborhoods with a degree of design indistinguishable from for-sale communities. Right after all, that BMW in the driveway seems the same whether or not it’s leased or owned. Why should our rental neighborhoods be any unique?


Detached and Duet For-Hire Prototypes

ARCHITECT: Jeff Addison, Kevin L. Criminal Architect, 949.660.1587


Detached: Width: 50 toes / Depth: 28 ft / 896 overall sf

Duet: Width: 76 toes / Depth: 28 feet / 1,400 overall sf

This one-spouse and children built-to-lease community provides 3 way of life-based residence forms. One particular- and two-bed room options are hooked up to create a duet, although a a few-bed room plan is a standalone device. All households are accessible from a common paseo that connects to shared group facilities.

The exterior elevations offer you a mid-century modern-day feel suited for a southwestern desert neighborhood. With an believed density of 8 units to the acre, this product or service blend will not only function for renters but also for 55-plus buyers.

The flooring programs for all units attribute a terrific home oriented to a generous non-public rear yard—a welcome amenity, as a lot more than 60% of SFB2R tenants have animals.

Kevin L. Crook Architect Detached and Duet house plans


A neighborhood of single-story homes

Widespread paseo

C  Duet

D  Single-family members detached device

Kevin L. Crook Architect Duet house plan
DUET House Program
Kevin L. Crook Architect Detached house plan
DETACHED Home Prepare


The Franklin

DESIGNERS: GMD Structure Team, Scott Gardner, 919.320.3022

Donnie McGrath, 770.375.7351

Dimensions: Width: 40 ft / Depth: 74 ft / Living space: 2,063 sf

This illustration of a one-family members for-rent home focused to upmarket customers involves features commonly identified in significant-end for-sale residences. All houses give solitary-story dwelling, a coated rear outdoor living house, a gourmet kitchen area with scullery, and a stroll-in pantry—all surprising facilities in a rental home.

GMD Design Group's single-family for rent design The Franklin


A  Entrance entry porch

B  Attached complete-sized, two-vehicle garage

C  Entry foyer with adjacent business office/analyze

D  Family entry from garage with fall zone

E  Gourmet kitchen with scullery and stroll-in pantry

F  Secondary bedroom wing, divided from the major suite

Open up-strategy living, eating, and kitchen area, with abundant normal light

Most important rest room with separate vanities and significant walk-in closet

Big most important bedroom

J  Rear coated out of doors living place


GMD Design Group's single-family for rent The Franklin elevation

Charleston Park

ARCHITECT: Donald F. Evans, AIA, The Evans Team, 407.650.8770

Dimensions: Width: 30 toes / Depth: 77 ft, 8 inches / Living space: 1,581 sf

The Evans Group Charleston park site plan
Site Plan


A  Clubhouses and pools     


C  Waterways


The Evans Group Charleston park floor plan


Floor Program

D  Foyer

E  Gourmet kitchen with big island

F  Dining/dwelling

G  Owner’s suite

H  Secondary bedrooms

The Evans Group Charleston Park elevation

The Charlette

ARCHITECT: Todd Hallett, AIA, TK Style and design & Associates, 248.446.1960

Proportions: Width: 35 toes / Depth: 56 ft / Dwelling region: 1,400 sf

The crucial with built-to-hire homes is to make an helpful, lean style and design that is efficient but also delivers a lot of amenities you would come across in for-sale residences, together with single-degree residing, an open up floor system, outdoor living options, and garages that are established back again.

TK Design & Associates' The Charlette, floor plan


A  One-stage residing results in the option for a various assortment of renters

B  Open up ground strategy with interconnected spaces tends to make the property feel much larger than it is

C  Extended vistas from the foyer deliver the outside the house in

D  Effective out of doors residing is created by “completing the square”

E  Recessed garage de-emphasizes the existence of the car


TK Design & Associates' The Charlette, elevation


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