Empty nesters and retirees are a key demographic in the Urban Downs community in Ridgefield; the single-level Gladstone plan demonstrates an aging-in-place design that’s aesthetically pleasing while showcasing how inhabitants can benefit from an improved indoor environment through green building practices.
The plan features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an office/den, and a 3-car garage with room for a workshop. An abundance of windows, 10- and 11-foot ceilings, and spacious hallways create a light and airy feel. The open kitchen, great room, and dedicated dining nook make this an excellent layout for entertaining, especially when combined with the butler’s pantry with a built-in wine fridge. Outside, the large covered patio hosts a built-in quick-connect gas BBQ for making the most of warm evenings.
The Gladstone has been certified to the highest level of the National Green Building Standard. It was the first home in the state to earn the NGBS+ badge for wellness and the first home ever to earn the NGBS Universal Design badge, which supports the concept of aging in place.