Suzy Nam, a contributing editor at Forbes magazine, and Glenside native John Brown, CEO of Agoda, have remodeled an apartment in the Beaver Hill development in Jenkintown to fit the needs of three generations, writes Paul Jablow for ThePhiladelphia Inquirer.
The pair are American expatriates who have lived in Bangkok for the last fifteen years. They often returned to visit family members, but only for short trips.
Now, they found themselves needing a place for longer stays that would also be appropriate for Brown’s father. The Jenkintown apartment complex offered a great starting point due to the many services and amenities available, including elevator, doorman, and shuttle to the supermarkets.
They then hired Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop in Northern Liberties to design a place that would be accessible for octogenarians, modern and comfortable for the pair when they are visiting, and safe for their small children.
The renovations began last year and took six months to complete.
Among other things, these included an all drawer kitchen with no lower shelves, a barrier-free master bathroom, and all doors that now use knob instead of lever handles.
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