One of the many challenges for Alward Construction in creating a fully accessible home from a turn of the century farm home was making it possible for the owner to get from one floor to another. Especially to his favorite level: the basement which includes a theater, food prep & dining area, sunken barbecue patio and an accessible full bathroom.
An elevator seemed the obvious solution. However, the owner was uncomfortable in closed spaces.
Solution? Add a window to the elevator and windows in the shaft to let in natural light.
Front of the house features a wheelchair ramp.
Looking at the back of the house you can see that the elevator shaft is completely integated into the home.