Lennar Pivots Product Offerings Amid Work-At-Home Shift

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal

Alan Jones, president of the Arizona division for Lennar Corp., always figured the company’s Next Gen flexible suite homes product line was a good idea. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, new home buyers are flocking to the company’s multi-faceted design.

Lennar's Next Gen floor plan

Originally designed as a multi-generational home, where grandma can be nearby — complete with a door between the suite and the rest of the house — they now are being embraced by families who are working from home or setting up classroom space for their children during the pandemic.

The floor plans offer a completely separate suite with its own entrance, and some even have their own garages.

The separate suite also could be used as a gym, as gyms remain closed across the state, he said.

“It’s really the most flexible home we’ve ever built,” Jones said.

Each suite comes with a separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area.

“What happens when you have somebody living in your own living space neither of you enjoy it,” Jones said. “But when you have your private separate living area, then you both enjoy it. It allows for those living in this situation to enjoy each other’s company as much as they choose to. It’s different than someone sitting on your couch all the time.”

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