5-Star Lifemark® – Universally Designed family home
Burrett & Associates designed this 5-Star Lifemark® rated family home in Pokeno, Waikato. It allows a young family to remain in the home for as many years as possible without modification.
Liam Beuth, Director and Principal Designer at Burrett & Associates, said: “I designed this house using Lifemark®’s design standards because of the population demographic in the area. We have an ageing population and I believe a ‘cookie cutter’ design is not appropriate.
“The challenge with this house was designing the home for universal appeal, while not tagging it as being an ‘accessible’ house or one just designed for the elderly. The wider hallways and doorways are the key design features that make the house easier to use. Other designs we previously produced have various elements of these design theories in them. But until now we’d never really combined them all in the one design.