Architect Designed Lifetime Home

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House plans for an architect-designed accessible lifetime home
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Location: Edinburgh
Project: Self build
House size: 145m2
Bedrooms: 2

Self build house plans re-created using Arcon 3D Home Design Software,

Ground floor

Accessible lifetime home ground floor house plans

First floor

Accessible lifetime home first floor house plans

Architects Ian and Thea McMillan wanted their new home, on a brownfield infill plot in Edinburgh's Portobello, to have an inclusive feel to it while simultaneously meeting the needs of their family.

The couple have created a pioneering barrier-free and wheelchair-friendly home without resorting to a lift, which would have created an immediate inequality for daughter, Greta, who has cerebral palsy.

Instead their cleverly-designed home circulates around a maple-decked ramp, which takes up almost a third of the floorspace and provides access throughout the home for the entire family.

For more details about the McMillan' pioneering inclusive self build home read the full story here.


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