Architect Designed Lifetime Home

by Build It
22nd August 2014

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.

Fact file: 2-bedroom accessible home
  • LocationEdinburgh
  • ProjectSelf-build
  • House size145m2
  • Bedrooms2

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.

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