The owners loved their
location, their neighbors, and the view, but were finding it much more
difficult to live in their home. One had a broken foot and one was about
to have a hip replacement, which didnít fit with a four-level home and
steep driveway that was treacherous in the winter.
To make this home more aging-friendly, an addition containing the master
suite was built on the first level of the home. Other levels of the home
were altered to create a home with one continuous floor level. A
wheelchair accessible front porch and entry were built, and wide galley
halls were created inside the home. Hard surface floors were installed
throughout, and a barrier free roll-in shower was built in the bath.
They even solved the driveway problem by installing a hydronic snow melt
system with sensors to automatically clear the snow and ice.
A vastly improved lighting system and integrated intercom and stereo top
off the changes that have now made this a home that will accommodate the
owners for many years to come.