Multigenerational Home Joys in Roseville CA

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA CalBRE#01966207

I've lived in several homes over the years. Each one holds sweet, special and unique memories for me.

Kaye Swain sharing red rose joys Roseville CA

But each one also shares something in common with all the rest. At every home I've lived in there have been great neighbors who became dear friends - many of whom I'm blessed to be in contact with to this day - some by phone, some by Facebook, all by sweet memories. Some have even gone home to heaven and I look forward to seeing them again someday. :) 

One special memory I have is tied to my only brand-new home. Located in Roseville CA, it was a large and lovely single story home with four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It was fun getting to pick the color of the paint. I enjoyed choosing the tile for the kitchen and the bathrooms (I would NEVER recommend carpeting in the bathrooms - too many accidents can happen that require something much easier to clean up :) ).

I think I had the most fun when I got to plan out the backyard garden and had a terrific landscaper turn my dreams into realities. On one side of the house, I did my best to recreate my grandparents' side yard using my favorite plants like roses, hydrangeas and wisteria. It was a veritable "hidden garden" complete with a stump and little chairs for sweet tea parties with grandchildren

Roseville Real Estate Agent Kaye Swain 916-768-0127 sharing wisteria joys

In the back, I had lemon and fig trees along the back wall, a concrete walkway installed that was wide enough for tricycles for the grandkids as well as wheelchairs and walkers for my senior parents. With grass in the middle, it was the perfect spot for a swing set. I still get a smile when I remember my sweet dad grinning at his one-year-old great-grand-son while he "pushed the little one's swing" from his wheelchair, by pulling on the clothesline we had attached to the swing. Sweet joys!

Kaye Swain Roseville REALTOR sharing multigenerational home joys

That home was made with multigenerational needs in mind, including in that delightful backyard, and we put it to grand use for the years we lived there. It was a blessing and a delight. I do miss it. But I also loved each of the other homes I've lived in since then, also full of sweet moments, grand multigenerational memories, and great neighbors. Life is good, good neighbors abound everywhere, grandkids are fun, and helping our senior parents is a blessing, wherever we may live.  I do miss that hidden garden a bit though. And the teeny tiny grandbabies who are now sweet-and-getting-taller-by-the-minute grandkids.  :) 

Kaye

 

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Comments (4)

Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thanks for sharing your experience with us about Roseville. The town has historical heritage also.  I often like to know what is to reside there at the turn of last century?

Sam Shueh

Mar 30, 2017 05:49 AM
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

It does indeed, Sam Shueh,  and I've had fun learning about and writing about it here and there - usually at RosevilleCaliforniaJoys.com  

Fun to run into a "neighbor" on here - y'all are pretty close to us. Have a great day.

 

Kaye

Mar 30, 2017 09:17 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Houses that are conducive to multi-generational living will become more popular. "Aging in place" support systems means more families will be looking for homes that will be conducive to accommodate aging parents.

Sep 15, 2017 08:56 PM
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

So true @Dave Halpern. Especially with all the baby boomers and older senior parents reaching a stage where they need help and many realize they can't afford the rates at assisted living and nursing homes. 

Oct 03, 2017 11:29 AM