Multi-Million Dollar Homes Built for Homeschooling
Imagine what homeschooling might look like for your family if you lived in a multi-million dollar home.
“When you do a house from the ground up, you do it for how your family lives,” Karin Katherine Taylor told the Wall Street Journal in a feature article about how affluent families use their homes to homeschool their families. “Home schooling for us is a lifestyle. It’s not just one room.”
Taylor and her husband built their current 12,000-square foot home six years ago in Florida’s Palm Beach County with the intent to homeschool their five children. Some of their home’s features include a study, a teacher’s office, a loft used for piano lessons, and a veranda for outdoor learning. Today, a sales agent estimated their home could sell for up to $9.5 million.
Of course, one of the benefits of homeschooling is that you don’t need to be confined to your home, no matter how expensive it may be.
“The way we do home schooling is that they may be going all around town,” said Susan Danziger, who lives in a $3.85 million home in Manhattan. “Things happen in and out of the house.”
Her 13-year-old son, who has won a “Chopped Teen Tournament” on the Food Network and receives in-home tutoring from professional chefs, agreed.
“Home schooling is not about secluding yourself in your home, but doing the opposite and releasing yourself from the confines of a small area,” Peter Danziger said.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 1.6% of students from families with an annual income over $100,000 are homeschooled.