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2010 Livable Communities Awards

The kitchen includes multiple work areas, including a lower counter with space to roll under from either side or to use while sitting. The microwave is positioned so that it can be used easily from a seated position. Doors and lower paneling of the sink cabinet can be easily removed to provide knee space for a seated user. The cabinets have soft-close hardware and easy-to-grasp pulls. — 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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