6 beautiful wheelchair-accessible homes
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Palm Springs, California. Just blocks from Palm Canyon Drive, this four-bedroom, single-story modern home has no stairs, and includes tile and cork flooring, accessible bathrooms, and widened doorways. The main living area's wall of windows looks out on mountains, desert, and palm trees.
The master suite's French doors open to views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the property's pool, hot tub, and patio. $1,325,000. Sandra Quinn, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, (760) 861-8807.
Fort Lauderdale. Built in 1974, this four-bedroom ranch home was recently remodeled to be wheelchair-accessible throughout, and upgraded to meet hurricane code requirements. The Key West–style house features an open main space, bamboo flooring, and a granite river-rock kitchen island.
The low-maintenance property has a paver patio, turf lawns, Florida-native landscaping, and a 20-foot-long accessible jetted lap pool. $637,000. Tim Singer, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, (954) 463-1373.
Basalt, Colorado. 4S Ranch is designed throughout for wheelchair access, with extra-wide hallways, built-in special furniture, hardwood and flat-carpet floors, and an elevator. The house also features a Colorado Buff stone and glass exterior, zinc roof, solar panels, and low-E windows framing views of Mount Sopris.
The 35-acre property includes a lap pool, a Japanese soaking tub, and a horse barn. $5,300,000. Jill Shore, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (970) 948-6121.
Montauk, New York. This 1999 five-bedroom beach house with elevator has a wheelchair-accessible en suite bedroom on the first floor. The upstairs living room features hardwood floors and oversize windows with water views; the lower level has a sauna, recreation room, and kitchenette.
The 1.8-acre property adjoins a 190-acre nature preserve. $3,950,000. Susan Ceslow, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (631) 335-0777.
Sonoma, California. Tucked into a court three blocks from the restaurants and shops of Sonoma Plaza, this three-bedroom home incorporates universal design, includes an elevator, and is LEED Platinum–certified. The open main living area has high ceilings, white-oak floors, built-ins, and a kitchen with an eat-in island; the master suite has heated floors and European tiles.
The property features a reclaimed-wood deck and a patio with raised garden beds. $2,495,000. Tina Shone, Sotheby's International Realty/Wine Country Brokerage, (707) 933-1515.
Walker, Minnesota. This three-bedroom log cabin in Big Rock Resort is outfitted with roll-in showers and an entry ramp. The standalone condo's main living space has vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace, and hardwood and flat-carpet floors.
Outside are a porch and lawn and access to Leech Lake and the resort's shared pool. $320,000. Jed Shaw, Coldwell Banker/Cedar Point Realty, (218) 838-2116.