A Seattle Concept For Eco Friendly Senior Living

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Real Estate Assistant with ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

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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Rainmaker
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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...

October 12, 2011 06:11 AM
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

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,

October 12, 2011 12:08 PM
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Debb Janes
Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
The Carl Group, LLC

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...

October 14, 2011 01:24 PM
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
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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!

 

October 18, 2011 04:05 AM
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November 10, 2011 03:55 AM
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