House of Tomorrow

An article in today’s North Shore News looks at what we can expect to see in the houses of the future here.  While some of the design trends are obvious (smaller in size, energy efficient, green, etc), the flexibility of a floor plan, with a trend toward accessible living for an aging population, is interesting.  “Main floor master bedrooms, wheelchair accessibility, residential elevators and single level living will become increasingly popular in coming years.”  The columnist, Kevin Vallely, is the designer for what looks to be a unique project called “Cliffhanger House” – construction is just underway for this new retirement dream home, and the entire process can be followed on-line here.

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