Gracious Living: Home Design for your future:

Aging in Place Architecture

Gracious Living

Gracious Living: Home Design for Your Future, Hardcover – July 28, 2013

Schiffer Press

by Naomi Neville (Author), E. Ashley Rooney (Author)

This essential reference is a compilation of ideas, suggestions, and design solutions taken from a variety of experts in the field. The goal is to give homeowners increased independence, allowing them to envision and create their own future. Today, numerous homeowners are thoughtfully designing or redesigning their homes into living spaces that they will be able to enjoy and function in for many years to come. With a few modifications, a home can be made more accessible and friendly without losing its personal charm and designer's flair. Present modifications can set the stage for future changes, such as extra lighting, radiant heating, and energy conservation, along with the inclusion of assistive technology required as the body changes. In this well-illustrated book, with over 200 color photos, many architects and designers display a variety of architectural designs for "aging in place." The general concepts brought forward help to create flexible, personal space, highlighting solutions that can be utilized in multiple contexts. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Dr. Jill M. Bjerke explores many of these issues in the Foreword.

To purchase Gracious Living:

Habitat for Humanity Competition,

“Sun Breaker House” Strength, Simplicity, Functionality, Charm and Pride

 South County, Rhode Island 2011

Home Design Plans for 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom units at Old North Village.

Naomi Neville and Julia Gerald, Honorable Mention

Submission proposal met LEED Gold criteria.


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Woburn MA Public Library “Ideas” Competition,

Planned addition for historic Woburn Library

The intent of this ideas competition was to broaden the field of ideas through bold clear concepts (similar to a sketch problem charrette) for the restoration and expansion of this historic library building in Woburn, Massachusetts, point out the complexities and opportunities that are inherent when adding on to an historically and aesthetically significant building by a renowned architect of the 19th century, and to raise the awareness of this beautiful piece of architecture for the people of Woburn and others.