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Charlotte Wade, Senior Research Analyst
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The NAHB Research Center is the research and development branch of the National Association of Home Builders. Uniquely positioned to facilitate invaluable liaisons between builders and manufacturers, design professionals and housing research, and gov.
The LifeWise Home was completed in November 2002. It was built by the Research Center as part of its Marketable, Affordable, Durable, and Entry-level (MADE) Homes project in the National Research Home Park in Bowie, Md. The home was designed to be energy-efficient, low-maintenance, and accessible for older and/or disabled homeowners who may be in a wheelchair, use a walker, or may have a physical limitation that impairs mobility. The list of features includes main living areas on the first floor, an accessible shower with grab bars, a washing toilet, wider doorways and hallways, a raised dishwasher, a front-loading clothes washer and dryer, a home automation system, and an upstairs suite for a live-in caretaker or boomerang child. Walk-through tours of the LifeWise Home, conducted by Research Center staff, are available to the public. Lasting approximately two hours, each tour highlights specific features of the house that are designed to facilitate aging in place. For more information about LifeWise Home tours, please call 800-638-8556 ext. 6197 or email email@example.com . For more information, visit the website at www.nahbrc.org/lifewise.