Dotdash Meredith’s Southern Living announces the upcoming debut of its first-ever Adaptive Cottage, an innovative new house plan designed to accommodate people who have mobility challenges. The project will benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation. A full reveal of the home and the adaptive features will be highlighted in the August issue of Southern Living, on newsstands July 15 and on in June.   

Located in the Habersham community in Beaufort, SC, the Adaptive Cottage bridges the gap between conventional design and a fully ADA-compliant house. The house plan combines thoughtful home elements with accessible features such wider hallways, zero entry showers, and purposeful kitchen design.

The Southern Living House Plan for the Adaptive Cottage is available now, with a portion of the proceeds of all sales going to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Upon completion of the home, a portion of the sale of the home will also be donated to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

“Southern Living is honored to collaborate with Scott Rider, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the incredible design team in Habersham to bring this innovative project to life,” said Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living. “We hope this project will bring accessibility to the forefront of conversations in the building community.”

The vision for the project originated with Scott Rider, a passionate advocate in the Parkinson’s community. “As a person living with Parkinson’s disease, the Southern Living Adaptive Cottage represents what I believe individuals living with Parkinson’s disease need: independence and collaboration,” said Rider. “The unique design and finishes make it possible for a person who has physical limitations to live more independently than would otherwise be possible. This project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of generous individuals and multiple organizations. My hope is that this project will increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease as well as much needed funds that will help lead to a cure.”

“We are so grateful for Scott Rider’s vision for the Adaptive Cottage and for Southern Living’s partnership to see his vision come to life,” said John L. Lehr, President and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation. “This project is sure to impact lives for the better and bring much needed awareness to the daily challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with mobility issues who wish to age in place with independence.” 

[Source(s): Dotdash Meredith, PR Newswire; adaptive cottage rendering by Muir Stewart]