Think of accessible or universal design, and you might envision the winding ramps and institutional, impersonal designs of public spaces that seem incongruous with residential design. At its core, accessibility is about catering to the needs of anyone who lives, visits, or uses a space—viewed under this light, universal design is just like any other design problem out there, and can indeed result in beautiful, creative, uplifting homes.
Here, we highlight nine of our favorite homes, both renovations and ground-up residences, that champion accessible design.
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