Miller & Smith Announces its Multi-Generational Model Home is Now for Sale in Ellicott City

In an industry that is ever evolving, a new trend in home design is taking its rightful place in homebuilders’ portfolios across the country. One regional homebuilder in particular is celebrating the flexibility of this family focused design with the release of its brand-new multi-generational model home, which is now for sale in Ellicott City, MD. Designed in a way that considers multiple perspectives from changes in family dynamics to increased cost of living, Miller & Smith’s Bradburne model, provides a solution that meets these demands in a thoughtful and deliberately designed plan that puts it all beautifully into practice.

The homebuilder, which is in its sixtieth year in business, has a long history of meeting homebuyer needs with style. Leaving the best for last, this award-winning model is one of two final homes in the Howard County neighborhood, Patapsco Crossing. Out of all the homes sold here, 50% were multi-generational, representing the increased interest in this unique movement. With two generously sized Owner’s Suites, the home opens up the possibilities beyond just an in-law suite, to satisfy a larger breadth of buyers.

Anthony Friedman, Broker and Team Lead of the Anthony Friedman Team of Northrop Realty who recently sold a multigenerational home at Patapsco Crossing has noticed a shift in the market’s housing demands. “What started out as a cultural need is now appealing more and more to people who are starting to explore this idea for themselves,” says Friedman. “I think the old formal living room is out and office and multi gen spaces on the main level are certainly in. From what we’re seeing in the market, this is a trend that is here to stay.”

Much like the buyers it appeals to, the plan is diverse in its design. With areas that open up with a bright and airy disposition, naturally gifted at bringing people together, juxtaposed with spaces that are dedicated to retreating. Besides two distinct and complete Owner’s Suites, another space is gaining the attention of brokers and buyers alike.

“The loft is a space we don’t see a lot of in the market, but it really becomes a vital and creative private space,” says Friedman. “It makes the main level, with its beautiful open spaces, even more practical because there are other dedicated spaces when you need to get away.”

With its three-story extension along the side, this six-bedroom, 6-5-bathroom home lives large, with over 4,500 square feet of living space. Complete with designer details from level to level, homebuyers will love that the style has been set, layered in luxury. A gourmet kitchen with quartz waterfall island and Jenn Air Pro appliances. A fully finished lower level with walkout access. All expertly finished with custom paint, trim details, built-ins and high-end lighting. Luxury is not only felt in the finishes, but in the way the home lives.

“Of course, we are seeing extended families moving in together, but we also are seeing the secondary Owner’s Suites used for long-term child-care, from au pairs to family visiting for extended periods of time,” says Stephanie Egan, Sales Manager at Patapsco Crossing. “This plan has appeal for the long-haul and can even satisfy the needs of empty nesters with adult children visiting. Bottom line is the uses are endless when you have this kind of flexibility built in from day one.”

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith is a privately owned builder and developer who is active in both residential and commercial real estate and has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. One of the largest private homebuilders in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, Miller & Smith has built more than 6,500 single family homes, 10,000 townhomes, and 2,100 condominiums and developed 18,500 home sites in 150 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information about Miller & Smith, visit