Accessible Home Showcases Design

Accessible Home Showcases Design

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Only 1 percent of all houses in the U.S. are adequate for people to age in place. Army veteran Walter Moody, 55, now has one that is. He is the owner of a home in suburban Memphis, Tenn., remodeled as part of an effort by AARP, AARP Foundation, Home Matters, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and the Home Depot Foundation to showcase how a home could be redesigned for all ages.

Architects and designers competed in a challenge to create an attractive, adaptable and affordable home design. The winning design, by IBI Group, was incorporated into the Memphis house, whose title was transferred to Moody. He was chosen from a pool of qualified veterans.

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