The craft studio can double as a guest bedroom when the twin-size Murphy bed is opened.
A love of quilting and crafts inspired the craft studio, which features FSC certified bamboo low-VOC cabinets and a roll-up desk for wheelchair access.
A closet with retractable doors in one of the home's two offices houses file cabinets and printers.
The file closet with doors closed.
One of the home's two offices features a queen-size Murphy bed with recessed reading lights.
The Murphy bed in it's closed position.
The walk-in master closet has both open and closed storage. Wide aisles provide accessibility.
Wool carpet from the existing house was re-used in the master closet along with a no VOC carpet pad. Cabinets are FSC certified cherry.
A cooktop with downdraft ventilation was located in the new kitchen's island. Aisles are wide to provide future accessibility and room for two cooks.
Appliance and counter heights are varied. A two-drawer dishwasher saves water and energy by allowing a half load to be done at a time.
Floating light grids add interest and scale to the great room and define three distinct areas. The custom glass depicts favorite quilt patterns.
LED uplighting is located above the cherry valance, while motorized shades are concealed below it. Five energy-efficient gas-fired fireplaces provide zoned heating.
A curved wall provides a dramatic entrance to the curbless shower in the master bathroom. The dual-glazed windows feature integral shades between the panes of glass.
The sauna in the master bath is made from FSC certified wood. The hands-free faucet is motion activated, and wide doors provide wheelchair access.
The master bedroom is part of a free-flowing suite that includes a den and an office.
The den features one of five energy-efficient gas fireplaces that provide zoned heating throughout the house. Shoji doors at either end of the room lead to the master suite or Iris Harrell's office.
The pantry's operable skylight houses a whole-house fan that provides sufficient cooling much of the year.
The lower level of the home, a peaceful, private retreat, is entered through a barn-style door with art glass. An elevator makes the lower level accessible to all.
Additional photos from Iris Harrell's Forever Home, December 2010 Qualified Remodeler