When building a house for a client who was about to retire, Mountford Architects of Perth, Australia, decided to look ahead. But it wasn't just the client's next stage of life that was on their minds, the team also sought to build sustainable systems as insurance against a drying climate.
The house was designed with an open floor plan to facilitate aging in place.
Native plantings limit the need to use water for irrigation, while a vegetable garden offers a sustainable source of produce.
This week our readers were open about this home on a narrow site in Australia.