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2010 Livable Communities Awards - Lakeland, Florida

Dennis and Juliette Mason live in a gated community in Florida. Dennis lost both legs in the Vietnam War, but his natural athleticism allowed him to navigate the house for many years with relative ease. To reduce challenges as they age, the couple decided to remodel the master bathroom to make it fully accessible. — Text by Michael Chotiner; Photographs by Chris Usher

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2010 Livable Communities Awards
LAKELAND, FLA.

Category Winner for Remodeler — Single Space

For many years, Juliette and Dennis Mason had managed well in their spacious home, despite Dennis' confinement to a wheelchair. When they decided to eliminate some of the challenges Dennis faced in the existing, poorly accessible master bathroom, the couple consulted with Dean Johnson of Green Construction Services Inc., who helped them reconfigure the space in 2010.

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