The AARP and National Home Builders Association handed out its 2009 Livable Communities Awards in January, and an Atlanta home was one of four honored nationally.
Builder Yorkshire Enterprises won the award for a home greater than 2,500-square-feet to a five-bedroom, five-bathroom Craftsman-style home in North Morningside. The home’s high-end finish and universal design helps it blend in with neighboring 1920s-era homes while functioning as a modern, easily accessible establishment for the aging community.
Energy efficiency is integrated into the home with bio-based spray foam insulation, high-efficiency water heaters and easily programmable thermostats. The floor plan, extra wide halls and doors make for easy access moving around the home. Convenient amenities such as light switches, outlets and thermostats are lowered making for a comfortable and livable environment.
The home is for sale and is being marketed by Harry Norman, Realtors agents Donna Boynton and Joy Myrick. For more about the home, visit
AARP and NAHB established the annual Livable Communities Awards to recognize homes and developments designed to enhance the daily comfort, convenience and safety of the people who live in them.
– Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.