No matter where you live, if you desire your home to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability, or situation, you are not alone. Here in Asheville there is a noticeable demand for human scale design in homes. And shortly you can see why as, in Part 4 of this series, I take you on a video tour of such a home.
This home is a solid example of the application of universal design elements and an adaptive environment that can work for all ages, abilities, and/or situations. (P.S. -Please note that possibly very soon this home may be on our MLS here in Asheville, so check in with me if you are a person who, regardless of age, ability, or situation, appreciates universal design elements, and you would like to include a horse or two and maybe an organic garden in your life!) So here is the video I shot just the other day-- keep an eye out for the "zero-step" feature and please know that at least three (3) other design essentials exist in this home. Here, the homeowner explains the "livability" features of the home ...
1.Zero-step entrance, at the front, back or side of the house.
2. All main floor doors, including bathrooms, with at least 32 inches of clear passage space.
3. At least a half bath, preferably a full bath, on the main floor.
Whether you are buying or selling property, we are seasoned, green-friendly, pet-loving REALTORS® who successfully can complete your real estate transactions in the beautiful Asheville North Carolina area. Our areas of specialization: 1) "Aging in Place" in WNC HealthyBuilt® / Accessible/ Universal Design Quality Mountain Homes and 2) LAND!
* Part I : 80% of Baby Boomers Desire THIS!
* Part II: Needs of families of All Sizes and Ages
Part III: Families of All Ages and Sizes Delight- Universal Design Elements Series- Part 3-
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