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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Demonstration-Home
Marketable-Home

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6%

18%

12%

16%

14%

(This house reported 49 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • Constructed with design concepts of cost efficient products designed for durability and low maintenance, affordable products, innovative design techniques, and designs that provide expandable living space.
LifeWise Home

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Bowie, Maryland
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2002
  • Setting: suburban
  • Energy Source: - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 12000 sqft
  • Square Footage: 1900
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 85.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Charlotte Wade, Senior Research Analyst
NAHB Research Center
- Designer

Website:
Phone: (800) 638-8556
Fax: (301) 430-6180

Note
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.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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 lifewisetours@nahbrc.org . For more information, visit the website at www.nahbrc.org/lifewise.

A raised dishwasher, lowered cabinets, and a roll-under sink provide accessibility

HVAC unit is on the 1st floor for easy access.

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