'Smart' Home Helps Disabled Vet Face Challenges

  • Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco is our country’s first surviving quadruple amputee, having suffered the loss of both arms and legs when the vehicle he was traveling in while serving in Iraq was directly hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile.
  • Through donations, Marrocco was presented with a new custom-designed home with features to accommodate his needs.
  • Brooklyn, NY-based IMC (Interior Motives Corp.) was one of the many firms to donate its services. While the home features many ADA-approved designs, the IMC team made sure it didn’t look institutional.
  • The home focuses on high-tech automation equipment, including Kohler and TOTO faucets and Quoizel lights that automatically turn on and off; kitchen cabinets by Elli NY Design Corp., range top and sink that raise and lower; radiant in-floor heat and an elevator.
  • Quality materials such as Corian and CaesarStone surfaces and wood-look tiles create a décor that’s relaxing, yet masculine.

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