Get Tips on Aging-in-Place Design at the Homes by Architects Tour

CityDeskStudio, Home 16 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour

A recent HomeAdvisor survey found that 61 percent of homeowners over age 55 plan to stay in their homes indefinitely as they age. With a growing need for home design that allows for aging in place, architects are a valuable resource, employing smart design solutions to help homeowners continue living safely and comfortably in their homes for the long term. Several projects on the 2017 Homes by Architects tour demonstrate the role of design in planning for the future.

Home #16 features single-level living plus a designated en suite living space for aging parents. Designed by CityDeskStudio, the clients also wanted their home to be a piece of architecture, so the design is characterized by strong design elements and a modern form. Sustainability was another priority; the home’s location on the lot takes advantage of existing trees and topography and sustainable materials and the potential to add home energy production were integrated as well.

Don’t miss these and the other 16 creative projects on the 2017 tour. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase here.

The 2017 homes tour is supported by Hage Homes, Marvin Windows & Doors, Pella Windows and Doors, Amsum & Ash, Anderson Reda, Brooke Voss Design, Kolbe Gallery Twin Cities, Mattson Macdonald Young, Ridge Construction, LLC, Ron Beining Associates, Streeter & Associates, Elevation Homes, Warners’ Stellian Appliances, Lelch Audio Video, Lifespace Construction, Alpine Hardwood, DOM Interiors, Dovetail Renovation, Frost Cabinets, Katie Bassett Interiors, Otto Painting Design, Urban Ecosystems, Welch Forsman, All Seasons Fireplace, Amy K Design, Rubble Tile, Shaw Design and media partner Greenspring Media.

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