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2010 Livable Communities Awards - Burns Harbor, Indiana

The Prairie-style bungalow blends architecturally with neighboring homes. Its inviting porch provides a spot from which owners can view the street. The porch's front steps are comfortably proportioned and have sturdy handrails. The small lot limits the amount of yard work required. Also, trees and shrubs were selected for their manageable growth habits. The home is near a public park and playground. — Text by Michael Chotiner; Photographs by Chris Usher

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2010 Livable Communities Awards
BURNS HARBOR, IND.

Category Winner for Builder Home — up to 2,500 square feet

This single-family house, designed and built in 2010 by Treasure Homes Inc., combines universal design features with green building practices. It is certified at the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard. The combination of accessibility, low maintenance and energy-saving features makes the design truly livable.

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