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November 2015: Empty Nest - Part II


According to a 2012 report prepared for the Washington D.C. based Bipartisan Policy Center(1), the direction of the housing market during the next 15 years will be driven by Baby Boomers and their offspring, Echo Boomers. In 2011 Boomers (1946 - 1965) began turning 65 years old and will subsequently add more than 30 million to the senior population by 2030. As these healthy, forward-thinking adults enter their lengthy (estimated at 20 - 30 years) retirement, they will undoubtedly demand accessible yet stylish, thoughtfully designed new homes.


The "Empty Nest" Floor Plan


This exceptional split plan offers discrete accessibility to every family member, with hidden assets that can provide welcome solutions to a variety of life's potential challenges.



Let's tour the plan:


This open concept plan defines luxury and style in less than 2,900 sq. ft. Guests are greeted by views through the dramatic, well-defined yet open floor plan. The master wing (left) boasts spacious accessibility, while the secondary bedrooms (far right) achieve the same, including the spacious shared bath. Accessibility through spaciousness is key throughout this thoughtfully designed luxury single-story home.


Assets at a Glance

• Open plan defines individual spaces with architectural features and style, not barriers

• Wide halls with 3' doors.

• Spacious and accessible baths with style.

• • Accessible kitchen with large island, walk-in pantry, and sunny breakfast room

• Accessible laundry

• Lots of storage

• Accessible covered porch and veranda

• Space for addition of garage ramp when necessary

• Private split plan

• Two bedrooms (right) work for kids today, and an in-law suite with sitting / caregiver room and accessible bath for tomorrow

• Two bedrooms (right) can also work as living quarters for an adult child or live-in caregiver / family member helping aging owner


Forward-thinking adults that want stylish, yet flexible, luxury in a home to enjoy retirement, look no more!

Scholz OTB-110Q Option A
Elevation Option A
Scholz OTB-110Q Option B
Elevation Option B
Scholz OTB-110Q Option C
Elevation Option C


(1) Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets.


Joe St. Jean -Architect

Joe St. Jean

830 N Summit St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604



Scholz Design Newsletter Archives


August 2015 - Empty Nest - Part 1


June 2015 - Maturing Move-up Family #2


April 2015 - Maturing Move-up Family #1


February 2015 - Young Family



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Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015 9:14 AM


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