55+ COURTYARD PROTOTYPE

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55+ COURTYARD PROTOTYPE

JZMK has developed a new concept in senior housing that turns traditional single-family housing design inside-out. The concept evolved out of research based on the today's 55+ demographic. This group of people largely prefer single-family homes between 2,000 SF and 2,500 SF on a single story, and 81% would prefer a wide shallow plan over a conventional layout.

Additionally,89% will consider a smaller backyard if it is designed as a great outdoor space, consumers' top preferred backyard style was a covered outdoor room with a fireplace. In response to these preferences, this concept utilizes a 70' x 70' lot to create a unique plan that allows the bedrooms and living space to live onto an outdoor courtyard.