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/Gruzen Samton, 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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