Home Builder Sister Team Wins NAHB Universal Design Award for LIFEhouse™

From UniversalDesign.com:


A two sister team recently won NHAB's Best of 50+ Housing Award 2012 for their universally designed LifeHouseTM. Susanne Tauke owns New American Homes, including its Newport Cove development which featuresLifeHouseTM. Her sister, Beth Tauke is an architecture professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Together they developed a universally designed house to give home buyers an understanding of the UD features that they can incorporate into their homes.

 

LifeHouseTM boasts wide doors, a no-step entrance, and an interior elevator. The kitchen has appliances all within accessible reach range, and multi-height counters and work surfaces. There are two fully accessible baths withcurbless showers, shower seats, multi-height faucets, and toilets with comfort-height seats. Throughout the house there are special lighting features, memory niches, easy to use lever-style hardware, and security features that all work to make the home easy to use and enjoy. 

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