aging-in-place (aka P A L A C E ) in Asheville Style
Asheville Real Estate Journal
If YOU have been thinking about “quality of life” now that we are no longer spring chicks, here's some interesting information. It's our sustainability checklist. You may find it a helpful conversation -starter regardless of how old you are, but it could be an essential for consideration by "boomers" older adults and intergenerational stakeholders who love the idea of "aging in P A L A C E ".
Daryl Rantis Architect -Example of Aging in P A L A C E
What follows is NOT a complete list, by any means- but it IS an invitation to join the conversation.....(especially if you or someone you know would be more comfortable as you turn 50,60,70,80+)... However, if you are wondering about the intersection of a “for EVER” home and sustainable excellence, this could be a good place to start. For more on aging-in-place - or , as we call it, Aging-In-Palace (with a bit of forward planning)- consider taking a deeper look.
THE In-the-Pink Aging-in- PALACE- Wish List
Energy conserving HVAC system
Radiant heating -floors- especially in the "spa"
Tankless gas water heating
Low flow and dual flush plumbing fixtures
Barrier free interior
Accessible counters, shelving in the home
Recycled /sustainable countertops
Energy efficient appliances designed for aging-in-place
NO VO.C. interior paint
NO VO.C finish products
Skylighting and lots of natural light
Careful consideration of ventilation
Renewable or recycled, durable and easily to clean floors -(Like our 100 year old hardwood beauties)
Accessible gardens with pathways and Xeriscape landscaping with Rainwater collection/storage and Close to or adjacent to a natural area with native plantings
What Would YOU like to add to your Wish List?
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