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tial-style furnishings including couches and
oversized seating, and "things that really
draw you in and make you feel comfortable," says Gordon Godat, principal at JP2
Architects (Baltimore), the interior design
firm on the project. Orange ottomans
and a multicolored stone fireplace add
punches of color and tie in with the modern aesthetic.
Off this main gathering area is a full
kitchen with appliances, tabletop and
island seating options, and a community
coffee/tea station. The space is available
for hosting events, community dinners, or
parties. The living room opens out onto
an outdoor patio that's purposely located
on the front side of the building rather
than on the rooftop or secluded out back.
"We're trying to optimize spontaneous
interactions," Frederick says. "It makes it
feel more like a community rather than a
building."
To appeal to a broad age range, Godat
says the community has a high-end and
modern aesthetic with some warmer
elements, like wood floors and residentialstyle furnishings, to make it feel homey.
"Today's retiring generation expects a
higher level of design," he says. To appeal
to residents' desire for health and wellbeing, the first floor also houses a fitness
room and flexible conference space, where
meetings, wellness classes, and other
activities can be hosted.
Upstairs, it was important that the
apartments didn't look like they were
designed for a specific age, Frederick
says: "It's just good design." The commu-

nity offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom
apartment layouts, all featuring universal
design elements such as bright task lighting, slip-resistant tile, roll-out shelving, ergonomic handle levers and hardware, and
higher-placed electrical outlets. Backing
for grab bars or TV mounts is built into the
walls so that those elements can be easily
added as residents'
needs change. The
modern upscale
aesthetic established on the first
floor extends into
the units with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances
and fixtures, dark wood cabinetry, and
mosaic tile backsplashes in the kitchens.

Above: Residents can choose from seven open
floor plans. The apartments include insulation
that improves acoustics between the units
and the floors. Below: Water-saving fixtures
are used in the bathrooms. All units feature a
shower, while some of the larger apartments
also include a bathtub.

All units feature universal design elements
such as bright task lighting, slip-resistant
tile, and roll-out shelving.

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