Visitable house with raised front porch on sloping lot

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Sometimes, topography or other site conditions make the a back entrance a better choice, or the only feasible choice, for a zero-step entrance. In those cases, a back entrance is not degrading to the user. In fact, it’s often the entrance non-disabled residents and guests use. This house, at 1440 Hanover St. in Atlanta, has at least ten steps from sidewalk to porch at its front entrance, but residents and guests usually use the zero-step alley entrance.

The three basic elements of visitability are (1) one zero-step entrance, at front, side, or rear; (2) wide passage doors; and (3) at least one half bath on the ground floor.
Atlanta, GA, USA: Sometimes, topography or other site conditions make the a back entrance a better choice, or the only feasible choice, for a zero-step entrance. In those cases, a back entrance is not degrading to the user. In fact, it’s often the entrance non-disabled residents and guests use. This house, at 1440 Hanover St. in Atlanta, has at least ten steps from sidewalk to porch at its front entrance, but residents and guests usually use the zero-step alley entrance. The three basic elements of visitability are (1) one zero-step entrance, at front, side, or rear; (2) wide passage doors; and (3) at least one half bath on the ground floor.
Credits: Eleanor Smith, Concrete Change
Contact: http://concretechange.org

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paytonc's picture

Alley/uphill side

Here's the alley entrance of the same house: