Custom Builder Program
The Adaptive Cottage, built by Allen Patterson Builders in Habersham, SC, is a home specifically designed to accommodate those who have mobility issues or wish to age in place. This single-story home has all the amenities you would want in a coastal cottage– including ample porch space– but it’s built with practicality in mind. The design includes the option to add a ramp from the garage area to the rear door, as well as baths that feature zero-entry showers and slip-resistant flooring in all wet zones. The net proceeds from selling the home and a percentage of future sales of the Southern Living house plan (SL-2075) will support the Parkinson’s Foundation.
In the kitchen, the GE Profile induction range has precision cooktop sensors as well as front glide touch controls that are simple to operate for seamless and easy cleaning. The cabinet beneath the sink can be removed completely for roll-in wheelchair access if needed.
The garage is large enough to accommodate a vehicle with a wheelchair lift, and it has a large side opening with sliding barn doors to aid coming and going.
Every detail counts when you're building a home. But every detail also comes with a price. Mary-Dolph Simpson of Simpson Builders walks us through her building and design process and how she helps her clients stay on budget while constructing the Southern house of their dreams.
Southern Living is proud to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME, a national non-profit that builds custom, mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans, as well as widows of the fallen.