This home was designed with the knowledge that the owners will undergo a physical transition at some point in their life. Whether it is a temporary impairment, or permanent disability, or the through the aging process, they will be faced with change. As architects we see universal design features allowing the owners to move through these changes and still enjoy opportunities, self-determination, self respect and quality of life.The design intent is to imbed Universal Design features into the architecture so that Universal design becomes seamless with our new construction. There will not be a time when the design must be updated to accommodate a transition to some kind of impairment. The approach to the house relies on a low ramp design to be less perceptible those more institutional designs. The site landscaping is made up of new silver maple trees to shade the new house in during the warmer months. There is a garden in the backyard that terminates the circulation axis that begins on the street entry. It is the intent of the garden to accessible to all through a low sloped ramp extending from the West patio.