INCLUSIVE DESIGN PROVES A WINNER
THE Spine and Limb Foundation is set to enjoy a windfall from the sale of last year’s Appealathon home.
The Waterford home, which went under offer last week, took residential design to a new level of performance, offering full wheelchair accessibility on the ground level.
Built by Next Residential, the innovative home boasts a user-friendly and functional design that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities.
Next Residential director Cameron Sims said the design included extrawide hallways and doors as well as turning circles in the pantry, linen cupboard and toilets.
“Everything is wider than standard, which creates a nicer feel in the house, even if you aren’t in a wheelchair,” he said.
“We’ve had quite a few people want to replicate this home, especially the kitchen, dining, living and scullery.”
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is strikingly contemporary.
Its impressive street presence blends contrasting renders, glass and a stone pillared wall.
The entrance hall offers an uninterrupted view through to the rear of the home, then once inside, the kitchen is the focal point, overlooking the alfresco area and featuring a huge adjacent scullery and walk-in pantry.
The scullery features significant bench space for food preparation, a double under-mount sink, dishwasher and direct access from the garage, which means your bags of groceries can be unpacked before you set foot in the kitchen.
Upstairs provides an additional living area that opens out to a full-width balcony, as well as the master suite, two double bedrooms and a third bathroom.