This Bold HouseBy Luscombe, Belinda; AARP Magazine,
Publication Date: September-October 2003
Article features the home of designer James Joseph Pirkl, known as the father of transgenerational design. Transgenerational design is defined as design for all ages and all abilities. The one-level structure located in New Mexico has accessible features such as adjustable-height bathroom vanities and shower, strategically placed grab bars, resilient cork flooring in the kitchen, and non-skid floor surfaces throughout the house. Thermostats have bold, easy-to-read markers, and the front door is opened by means of a remote device. A square pass-through in the wall between the entryway and the kitchen enables putting down groceries immediately upon entering, and a special kitchen trolley, tucked away when not in use, helps with carrying heavy pots and pans. Windows are crank-operated, doors all slide for wheelchair access when needed, and storage such as the pantry pulls out of the wall as a unit.
Published by: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (Website:http://www.aarp.org)
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