NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to answer the question -- how do we design a home millennials want to live in and can afford to buy? – has earned Bassenian Lagoni Principal Hans Anderle a HIVE 100 Innovators Award. This award recognizes housing's most influential innovators in five distinct categories: Design, Demographics, Finance, Business Management and Products.
The millennial-inspired house, named the Contemporary Farmhouse, is a game-changer, for it enables the home to be tailored to an owner's preferences and to respond to evolving lifestyles. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of income-opportunity spaces to help someone starting out maintain homeownership. Other significant features include:
- At 2,130-square-feet, the home's $320,000 price tag is attainable for entry-level buyers.
- An authentic elevation character that draws inspiration from the familiar farmhouse style combines with contemporary elements and materials to make the home completely current.
- A strong indoor/outdoor synergy is designed into nearly every room.
- The house can adapt as living needs change. For example, an upper-level loft area can be converted into a bedroom, and a 384-square-foot optional flat over the garage makes room for elderly parents, a nanny or guests.
- A high level of energy efficiency, including solar panels, enabled by smart technology.
In selecting Anderle for this honor, the panel of judges credited his efforts in three areas:
Envisioning a flexible, adaptable concept that emerged as an industry standard for millennial housing.
Anderle's versatility is evident through his involvement in a variety of projects, including the BUILDER Responsive Home, where the goal was to create flexible space based on millennial home-buyer research. His designs incorporate the trifecta of architectural integrity—site and budget constraints and the multifaceted marketplace.
The Responsive Home's functional, flexible design speaks to the ecologically-minded buyer and is made affordable by the ability to add space for rental income, or that can be transitioned to another function based on a growing family's needs.
"Our team used a rigorous process to vet what we believe represents the most compelling figures in innovation and technology in housing today," said John McManus, editorial director-residential group of Hanley Wood. "These innovators will help guide and spark the next generation of the housing community's C-suite, thought-leaders, game-changers, and policy-makers to help transform our industry."
"Hans brings these same characteristics to his work with all our clients," says Bassenian Lagoni Senior Principal and Director of Design Dave Kosco. "We applaud this recognition and value his contributions to our office, our clients and our industry."
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Innovation in design is a BLA trademark. With a staff of more than 100 people in offices in Newport Beach, Calif., and Shanghai, China, the firm creates fresh and marketable solutions to complex design challenges. Please visit www.bassenianlagoni.com to learn more.
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