VIA| When the time comes to retire, many have different visions on what their life will be like. Will you sit and relax? What hobbies will you take up? All these questions vary from person to person, but one need remains quite constant from person to person, which is having a comfortable, sturdy, and accessible home.
Architect Jon Nystrom designed and built his home just in time for retirement, and made it so well that he won the Best Retirement Home award in 2013.
Jon and his wife, Nancy, live comfortably in their 1,970-square-foot, timber-framed dwelling in a small town called Boerne, located in Texas.
Nystrom says that he has dreamed of constructing his own home since 1980, and finally got the chance to. He designed it to be as low-maintenance as possible for as he and his wife grew older, while having everything they needed.
The home includes a master bedroom, kitchen, second bedroom, and two bathrooms. Along with 22-foot high ceilings, a pool, a patio, and a space for a healthcare worker, the home has a great backyard with a fire-pit for having guests over, or simply kicking back and relaxing for a while.
The home got the distinction of Best Retirement Home at the FineHomebuilding Houses Awards in 2013.
Check out the video below to get a visual tour of the home!