Special Needs Family in the Suburbs
Paul and Cassandra owned a renovated home on a large block in Cook. Their son was returning to Canberra after completing studies interstate. They loved the suburb in inner Belconnen and they had renovated the home to their liking 12 months earlier shortly after purchasing the property.
Paul and Cassandra’s son was moving back to the area and had been searching for a wheelchair friendly home with a small yard. It was proving difficult to find a modern and functional home with easy access to outdoor areas as well as a floor plan that accommodated their son’s needs.
They decided to investigate the option to use their large, relatively flat back yard to design a new second home that would meet the needs of their son and potentially accommodate a second person with accessibility requirements that could rent a second accessible bedroom.
Cassandra contacted Canberra Granny Flat Builders after hearing from a work colleague about the customized design service; the colleague had had a customized home office designed.
Paul and Cassandra worked with Canberra Granny Flat Builders, and created that considered the privacy of 2 separate residents including individual accessible bedrooms and ensuites, open plan living spaces that are practical and accessible, that makes the most of the northern aspect of their property and car accommodation with enough height for a wheel chair accessible van or bus.
An access consultant was engaged by Canberra Granny Flat Builder to ensure the layout and function of the design were practical and accessible, ensuring the safety and comfort and inspiration as a home for the intended occupants and visitors.