Woodland Park (VMRC) Green House Homes Update: August 26, 2012

Construction of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Green House Homes at Woodland Park is moving along. On two of the buildings the outside stonework will be completed soon. The stonework was so lovely that I shot a close-up with my camera.

Lots of drywall is already hung in two of the buildings, and they feature some interesting details, such as the arched doorways and the great room fireplace (I hope to get a picture of this soon).

On the bottom right, it’s possible to see just how close the Green House Homes are to the main buildings at VMRC. I’ve chatted with some of my parents’ friends who seem to be concerned about the closeness of the three Woodland Park buildings to one another.

Now that I’ve actually walked into the houses and at least a bit around them, it’s clear to me that nearness is an important part of the design. Each Green House community member can use the porch area and short walkways connect each Green House community to the other two building communities.

To learn more please read these posts about Woodland Park Green House Homes, a new community at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community: VRMC Green House Homes, September 22, 2012 Update,  Woodland Park Green House Homes Update, August 26, 2012,  Woodland Park Green Houses Have Roofs, June 3, 2012,  Woodland Park Green House Walls are Rising – April 28, 2012, Green House Homes at Woodland Park (VMRC) Construction Update, April 8, 2012, VMRC Construction Update: On Foundations Firmly Laid – April 3, 2012, All About the VMRC Woodland Park Groundbreaking – January 5, 2012, Green Houses for Older EldersReplacing a Nursing Community with Green House® HomesNuts and Bolts of Green House PlanningBuilding a Green House Home – The InsideTo learn even more about Green House® Homes go to the web site and request the DVD and/or guide-book., To locate a community that features the Green House Project model, check out  this handy map.

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