Accessibility doesn’t have to compromise gorgeous aesthetics, and this lake house is a perfect example of that. After a drunk driver struck Bert’s car in 1982, he became a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic in his 20s. His family was determined that he still be able to enjoy their lakehouse, and did some clever renovations to make the home accessible and enjoyable for their whole family. Not only does an external elevator allow for access to all floors, but a series of ramps were installed in order to allow accessibility to the docks of the home. All carpeting was removed in the home, save for durable heavy area rugs that are held in place so as not to affect wheelchair mobility. Read the full article here.
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