Categories: One Stories
|Size||1650 sq ft|
The Sugarloaf 5 is one of our two model homes at our model home center. It is 1,650 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room, dining room, and kitchen. As you approach the house, you immediately notice that it is not your usual rectangular ranch. With its front porch and stone fireplace and chimney, it is often described as having a captivating country charm. What you might not notice is that although the home is elevated five feet above the surrounding yard, there is not a single step to the front door. Here is your introduction to the models most distinguishing characteristic: it is built according to Universal Design principles. It was designed for The Home Store by the late Ron Mace, FAIA, when he was the Director of Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University. His design was awarded a Building Innovation in Homeownership Award by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What is most amazing about our Universal Design features is how nearly invisible they are. When you walk into the living room and dining room you are sure to notice the open floor plan and walk out bay. What will not immediately capture your attention are the easy reach electrical controls (rocker switches, receptacles, and thermostats), the lever door handles, the 42? wide hallway, or the 36? wide doors. Entering the hall bathroom you may notice its spaciousness along with its skylight, but you may not notice the kneespace under the sink, and you surely will not realize that the walls along the toilet and tub have been reinforced with 3-4? plywood for grab bar support. And, of course, you can select hundreds of customization options and upgrades from The Home Store to give you the home of your dreams.
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