Award-winning church renovation for senior citizen
Our rural church renovation wins 2 awards
This total renovation of a century-old church for 80+ year old Mrs. Hulley has made her senior years more comfortable… and brought mother and daughter together again on adjacent properties. It is a major transformation of the structure to a cozy, affordable home for an adventuresome senior citizen. Read the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “A blessed retirement: Former church on daughter’s property becomes home for mom.“
Mostly an open space design plan with many ‘aging-in-place‘ accessibility solutions, this renovation features: all living on a single floor… a new picture window… a wheel chair accessible entry and deck… many accessibility features in kitchen and bath… breakfast table next to island for eating and counter space… inexpensive, durable white appliances… and colors reflecting her previous Victorian-style home.
This church renovation blends modern with traditional and “aging in place” accessibility features.
The result is a warm, open and imaginative new home for a senior citizen, showcasing her numerous antiques and spotlighting her art collection (with recessed lighting).
Plus a “lite green” treatment for energy efficiency
• high efficiency furnace/AC
• ceiling fans to reduce heating and cooling costs
• high performance low-e glazing
• ceilings lowered to 12’ for insulation (and scale).