Winner of Two Awards in 2008!
This repurposing 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.
Much of it 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 in the living room
- a wheel chair accessible entry and deck
- many accessibility features in kitchen and bath
- breakfast table next to island for eating/additional counter space
- inexpensive, durable white appliances
- colors reflecting her previous Victorian-style home
This 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).
Read the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.