A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View

A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View

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By Zahid Sardar / Photos by Joe Fletcher
With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed to be accessible to all.

In the hills of Los Gatos, California, Elizabeth Twaddell, her husband, Amardeep Misha, and their two teenage daughters had outgrown their home. It lacked a proper family room, but creating a communal area would mean the loss of the guest suite designated for their family matriarch, Surendra Kaur Misha, who often visits for several months at a time.

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