Nestled within a tranquil community, this 84 unit facility provides assisted living and memory care residents with an amenity-rich lifestyle. Utilizing a crescent shaped plan, the project team took advantage of the site’s natural slope, placing the main entry of the 72,000 square foot community on the second floor. The design successfully reduces the scale of the three-story building and deemphasizes institutional characteristics in favor of features that highlight the building’s residential character and traditional New England aesthetic. By following the natural contours of the site, the split-level design maintains a residentially scaled building in the context of the adjoining neighborhood.
Programming offers operational flexibility, focusing on an array of amenities intended to promote activity and engagement. The spaces are designed to permit visual connections among them, encouraging movement between “destinations”. The lobby features a double-sided fireplace, a library overlooking the grand stair, and a cafe-bistro with ceruse oak millwork and exposed beams. An outdoor patio provides residents with immediate access to walking trails and views of a private garden.
Located at the building’s rear, the memory care wing is designed with secure, dedicated amenities: an open serving kitchen, comfort-oriented living room, quiet space and an activity room. Direct access to a private fenced-in courtyard allows these higher acuity patients to have convenient, safe access to the outdoors.