We entered the HeroX, Autism Speaks House to Home Prize and all entries were due just before midnight, March 1, 2016. Wish us luck!
Since I think folks might find it interesting, here is our 10, or so, page entry: Ridgeview Chelan House to Home Entry.
I think it gives the best description of the project that has been available so far.
They are offering $50,000 prizes in each of three categories for “belief busting breakthroughs in housing and residential support for people with autism.”
Read about the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize here.
It looks like it takes writing up to about a 10 page entry. So, why not?
Wish me luck!
Ridgeview Place is out of the gate.
The information and application for the building permit was submitted a couple of days ago, well over 100 pages of information and drawings.
So, we are in the process, somewhere. Sigh.
Permit plans for next week’s application are on the way! After a permit we will begin construction of Ridgeview Place, a home for those with special needs at Lake Chelan! That’s exciting. After the visit to the city, it will be time to plan a bit of a groundbreaking ceremony…
There is now a Lake Chelan Special Needs Parent Group on Facebook. It is a place for parents, caregivers and relatives of special needs folks in the Lake Chelan area to share experiences, support, encouragement, knowledge and be listened to.
If any of that sounds like you, join up! Groups of us usually get together for coffee and chat now and then as well.
The home at Ridgeview Place in Chelan is something special. It is far beyond a “basic” home. It is a luxurious, warm and beautiful place to be for anybody, but particularly for adults with special needs. It is set on almost 3 1/2 acres of property that is just a 15 minute walk into downtown Chelan. The views are spectacular.
The main floor is over 4600 square feet. It has a “great room” type of living space with a kitchen, living and dining area that is open and captures the views. The great room also has a dramatic fireplace and opens to covered outdoor living spaces as well.
The large kitchen has slab countertops, commercial type of appliances, a spacious island and double dishwashers. A Costco sized pantry space with a second refrigerator and freezer is right off the kitchen.
A raised floor theater room with surround sound is also included. Each resident room is large, with room for a bed of choice, desk and additional chairs. There is a walk-in closet and private bathroom for every resident as well.
The laundry room has two sets of washers and dryers as well as a wash-tub and plenty of work space.
The main floor includes a powder room convenient to the great room and kitchen and a carefully located care-givers’ quarters with its own sitting room, living room, bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom and covered deck.
The lower floor includes a fitness room, 6 heated storage spaces, an additional laundry center, bathroom and two additional rooms for visiting families, guests, interns or caregivers space.
The schedule has us applying for permits on the 25th of November. Schedules do change, but we are close.
Next will be planning a groundbreaking! Stay tuned.