House Plans: Modern, Accessible Home for Retirement

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
20th July 2018

A demolish and rebuild project offered David and Lynette Proctor the ideal opportunity  to create their dream retirement home.

Now complete, the Proctor’s new dwelling, with it’s calm, stress-free feel, has more than enough room for when their two sons and families come over – both of whom live very close by.

A party-friendly open-plan living zone and large kitchen were chosen for the same reason, including lots of easily-accessible storage. Outside, a covered balcony would offer a space to soak in the views; below this would be a sheltered outside area to provide ample room for barbecues.

Fact file: 4-bed contemporary home
  • NamesDavid & Lynette Proctor
  • LocationCornwall
  • Type of projectSelf build
  • Construction methodCavity wall blockwork
  • House size468m2
  • Project cost£851,000

All doors were designed to cater for future mobility concerns, both for the couple and any elderly relatives. With this in mind, the property has enough space to install a lift to the upper storey if needed. Level thresholds and large bathrooms with easy access showers were integrated, too.

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Ground floor:

Ground floor house plans

First floor:

First floor house plans

Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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