A Seattle Concept For Eco Friendly Senior Living

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As he declares that changing our vision of housing needs to start with seniors, Gordon Walker, renowned Seattle architect is leading the way.

Walker, in his seventies, has created his concept of a retirement home for himself and his wife, in the trees on Orcas Island. Modular to a degree, and assembled on site, this contemporary example of "simply what we need" looms into the surroundings with a modern edge and designer feel.

The link below will lead you to an article in today's Seattle Times, where you can catch a glimpse of something new, that just might be worth embracing.

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Debb Janes
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I will read it Judi - love Orcas, my folks used to have a home there and I sure loved to visit (especially in the summer). Who knows, perhaps you've just shown me my retirement home. :)

 

Oct 11, 2011 08:16 PM #1
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Hi Judi -

I have bookmarked to read later this evening.  As time marches on and we're not getting any younger we're always looking for our future dream home :)

Best regards from The Q

Oct 11, 2011 08:50 PM #2
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Judi Boad
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Hi Debb~ We love the Islands! Close communities and friendly neighbors! The home Gordon Walker looks like a contemporary structure for a young entrepreneurial couple, nothing like a place you could grow old in!...

 

Hi Q Man~ Thanks for taking the time to read the article! Even though we are far off in Seattle, the concept is for all of us!

Oct 11, 2011 09:37 PM #3
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Chris Smith
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Judi, this is the future... you are lucky to be able to embrace it now.

Oct 11, 2011 10:12 PM #4
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Judi--I love the way this guy thinks! I've been in the "senior" business--back in the 90's for about 10 years. I think the world of our elders, altho that's not the word I used. This is such a cool and open spot, allowing them to really take in and BRING in the outdoors. Smaller footprint, GOOD. Letting go of stuff, GOOD. And that his mom is still rockin' at 94--yea!!  Andy Rooney just retired at 92, I wonder if she could put him on the short list if her other younger man can't keep up!

Oct 12, 2011 01:29 AM #5
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Michael Thornton
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Good morning, Judi. Modular homes are okay if built correctly. However, most still make the connection; modular = trailer or mobile home. Until the quality improves, that connection will continue to be a stigma...

Oct 12, 2011 06:11 AM #6
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Judi Boad
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Hi Chris~ Gordon Walker's concept of a relaxed lifestyle in a stunning environment is an exciting concept to me!

 

Hi Gayle~ I'm glad you viewed the photos! You really can see the dramatic effect an architect of Gordon's caliber can have on the materials used! Utilizing space to the max and a minimalistic approach to the dwelling make it elegant and liberating!

 

Hi Michael~ I would tend to agree that there is a stigma attached to the word modular...However, the container homes and contemporary modular designs created by our most outstanding architects are popping up with accolades across the country right now. From beach homes, to family living, there is a new breed of modular on the cusp of acceptance!

 

Best regards from Seattle,

Oct 12, 2011 12:08 PM #7
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I do love the concept - and we need to rethink modular. Some of the most energy efficient materials are modular - as you well know Judi.

Although, knowing me I'd rather have a modilar tree house and keep climbing stairs and ropes to stay fit as long as I can...

Oct 14, 2011 01:24 PM #8
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Judith,

Eco-Friendly living for seniors looks promising. Now if our government could get our economy thriving and more jobs, the world would look a lot brighter for all.

We all need to start thinking green, quality, and affordable living.

Thanks for sparking some great ideas and dialog!

 

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