Two Families Sharing a House: The Frontenac Plan

A few years back we had reason to create a first ever two-family home with shared main living spaces, featured in this blog post.

Co-living Gains Traction

As more and more families work to adapt to challenging economic and real estate conditions, shared living or co-living arrangements for families is coming into its own.

A few years back we created a great design for two families to live in a single dwelling, with a focus on shared living spaces and private bedrooms, bathrooms, and “away space”.

The Frontenac was the resulting plan, and in 2023 we’re pleased to roll out two versions of this plan: the original two-family version, and a new single family version. We also have bang up to date cost analysis documents for building with either.

Shown here is the ground floor of the two family plan, featuring a large and airy shared great room with dining area, kitchen, entryway, powder room and laundry / utility room.

Also situated on either side of the ground floor are two comfortable living rooms for each family to enjoy “away time”, and a bedroom is paired next to each.

Upstairs is a shared “hang out” space in an open loft area, and each family has its own side with master bedroom, walk in closet, and ensuite bathroom.

Two-Family House Plan

The main floor of the two family Frontenac plan is shown in a bold schematic.
The main floor of the two family Frontenac plan
An EkoBuilt home is the best choice for your family’s health, comfort, and peace of mind.

The right plan for you

Whether you’re consider shared living, multi-generational living, or some other combination, The Frontenac Two Family House Plan may be right for you.

We also have a more traditional semi-detached model, The Two Rivers.

Talk to us

NEW! We also offer a single family version of the Frontenac Plan.

Still don’t see the plan you need for your situation?

Reach out and we can discuss a custom solution.

2 thoughts on “Two Families Sharing a House: The Frontenac Plan

  1. Judith Brook

    your writeup refers to ensuite bathroom in each of the two bedrooms – however your diagram does not reflect this. Diagram floor layout shows one bathroom on main floor , accessible from hallway by front entrance.

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