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PHOTO BY OLA WILK/WILK MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS (APARTMENT); PHOTO BY BARRY HYMAN, ART DIRECTION BY INES NEWBY (GREENHOUSE)

windows to bring in abundant natural light
and take advantage of the city views. " It was
important to create an elevated aesthetic
throughout all levels of care, to align with the
building's ageless style and luxury, " says Eva
Moore, principal of LifeStrong LLC, which
served as Watermark's owner's representative
and the architecture and planning consultant
for The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights. " At
every opportunity, built-in features, fixtures,
furniture, accessories, and artwork were
hand-selected and even customized. "
Due to the size of the project, DeMarco
says the project team kept costs down by
working within the existing spaces while
keeping architectural details intact where
feasible, such as the mahogany millwork
window frames that had been installed by
the Jehovah's Witnesses. " Overall, we had
to fit the programmatic requirements of this
balance of unit types and amenities into the

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preset envelope and fenestrations, internal
shear walls, and infrastructure, " he says.
For example, the second and third floors,
which had served as an infirmary for the Jehovah's Witnesses, had wide corridors that were
conducive to supporting the memory care
neighborhoods, with 21 studios on each floor
as well as a dedicated reading room, solarium,
dining room, and living room. Memory care
residents also have their own breakfast nook,
restaurant, salon, and interior greenhouse
for horticultural therapy. Additionally, access
to fresh air was achieved via an outdoor
courtyard on the fourth floor. For dining on
the memory care floors, food is prepared in
the building's main kitchen and then sent by
elevator. " The eating spaces are set up as if
for fine dining, with four-top tables and communal tables, all wheelchair accessible, " says
Sahar B. Edalati, associate executive director
at The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights.

Opposite: The Skyline club
room and terrace on the 16th
floor provide views of New
York Harbor, the Manhattan
skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue
of Liberty, and New York City
waterways. Left: The building's
275 apartments are configured
to embrace the building's rich
heritage, including vintage
mahogany-trimmed windows
and surrounds, which were
protected during construction
and integrated into the design of
the new residences. Below: The
memory care neighborhood
houses The Greenhouse, an
indoor horticultural therapy
and planting room featuring
raised beds for residents'
enjoyment. It's designed to
closely resemble an actual
greenhouse, complete with a
gabled " roof " of clear panels.

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