Lifelong Housing Demonstration Home: WALKING the TALK

Twin Creeks Development, Central Point, Oregon

Home of Sharon and Howard Johnson (Tours available 541-261-2037)


Built in the fall of 2014 by W.L. Moore Construction, this 2,265 square foot, single-story home incorporates many elements of universal design and the promotion of “Aging-In-Place.” The home has been certified to the Rogue Valley Council of Governments Lifelong Housing standard. The residence is also certified platinum Earth Advantage Home, built around a core of energy efficiency that goes beyond energy to promote a healthier and environmentally friendly home. Earth Advantage Home certification significantly exceeds code requirements. Features include:

  • insideNo step entrance from sidewalk, rear patio and garage
  • Low threshold (less than ½ inch)
  • All doors (interior and exterior) are 36” wide (allowing wheelchair access)
  • Open, spacious floor plan
  • Hallways 45-52” width
  • Iris™ Smart Hub wireless control system (thermostat, front door, alarm, individual lights)
  • 650 square foot accessible patio
  • ADA compliant appliances in kitchen
  • Electrical outlets 22” from the floor; light switches 42-48” from floor
  • Rocker-style light switches; occupancy sensor and timer light switches in some areas
  • Accessible guest bathroom with raised toilet and grab bars
  • All doors, faucets and other mechanisms are lever or hands free
  • Raised washer and dryer in utility room
  • Walk-in, roll-in, no door shower in master bath
  • Accessible closets
  • Loop-style or D-shaped cabinet hardware for drawers and doors
  • Easy-open windows throughout
  • Abundant light (ambient, accent and task) throughout
  • Low maintenance yard
  • Raised bed garden