After her Westtown home became too big for her, Mary Colket expanded the 2,500-square-foot Colonial with an apartment for her to live in and moved her son Andrew and his family into the existing house, writes Terri Akman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I value family and always wanted my children to have their grandmother in the same home,” said Andrew. “The walls have stories, not just stuff on the walls but family history. It was a financially wise decision and emotionally fulfilling.”
The family added a 1,000-square-foot space adjacent to the original home. The two structures are connected by a door, but the apartment also has its own entrance.
The space includes a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and living space. This is enough for Mary, 75, who enjoys the proximity to her two grandchildren.
The main house has also been renovated.
“This ensures the health and safety of my mother and the feeling of well-being for us, knowing that she is just next door if she needs us,” said Andrew.
Read more about the family in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
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