Score two for BuildSense. Randy Lanou and company spectacular modern designs packed with green features.
930 W. Markham Avenue Durham in Trinity Park is edgy, sleek and true to it’s intent is a shining example of universal design. The empty nester owners home is filled with features that will allow them to remain in their home as they age.
The most striking feature is the butterfly roof. The primary design is to divert water into the 1700 gallon underground water storage tank installed by
Rainwater Solutions. Once you feel the benefit of the height – roomy and airy plus space to for windows. The family room is bathed in daylight from a wall of windows.
According to NCSU’s Universal Center for Universal Design, universal design is defined as:
The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
Some of the features incorporated into the Markham Street home include:
- 1 story living
- grab bars
- barrier free entry
- lever handles
This home exceeds the standard ENERGY STAR levl and is projected to be 40% more efficient than a regular home. The Markham Street residence will also be s Silver Certification by the Green Home Builders of the Trangle.
Look for a review of BuildSense’s Cole Drive entry. It’s stylish, practical and oh so green!
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