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The grade-level porch and a 36-inch-wide front door support people with impaired mobility. "Because the house is perched on a hill, we had to rework the sheathing, framing, and foundation to bring the walkway flush to this spot," says architect Sally DeGan.

General contractor: Tom Silva
Plumbing and heating expert: Richard Trethewey
Landscape contractor: Roger Cook
Architect: Sally DeGan, SpaceCraft Architecture, Lexington, MA
Landscape architect: Terraink Landscape Architecture, Arlington, MA

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