Got a question about home design
I am trying to design my forever home and am trying to plan it so that it will work for raising a family as well as when I get old (both grandparents lived to over 90). I want a attic and will have a staircase leading to the attic, so far am not planning a basement but if code says I need to have 1 I will put it under the other staircase. My question is, with how hard it can be to find large affordable lots of land and haven't completely decided where I will build my home due to ability to locate land, would it be better to build a 1 story or a 2 story with an elevator? The home would be 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and around 5600 square feet. I'm making the home ada compliant with both stairs and a ramp to get to the front porch, deck and inside the home. All walkways will be very wide as well as the doorways, also most doors will be pocket doors. With what I have so far the home would be about 150 feet wide and including the porch but not the deck 60 feet deep. Both the porch and part of the deck would be covered. I'm designing the home myself as I cant find anything online I really like.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you