This Tualatin house was designed to be an accessible dream home

On a quiet country road in Tualatin sits a gorgeous new 5,000-square-foot home that fits right into its surroundings.

But look a little closer, and you’ll see this house has a secret.

The home of Courtney and Brad Lackey is not actually theirs — it was designed and built from the ground up for the lifetime use of their 8-year-old son, Reid.

Reid is a skilled driver of his power wheelchair — a necessity due to a birth injury that left him with multiple disabilities and a seizure disorder.

For years, the Lackeys looked for a home that would meet their accessibility needs and have space for their other two children. It was a long and difficult process. But what came together in the end was a beautiful collaboration between buyer, builder, architect and designer — all for the benefit of one little boy.

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