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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING

Creekside Homes at Givens Estates ASHEVILLE, N.C.
Submitted by: RLPS Architects and RLPS Interiors LANCASTER, PA.

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Kenneth M. Partin, CEO
Firms: RLPS Architects, www.rlps.com; RLPS Interiors, www.rlpsinteriors.com
Design team: RLPS Architects (architect); RLPS Interiors (interior designer); Reese
Engineering (MEP engineer); MacIntosh Engineering (structural engineer); William G.
Lapsley & Associates P.A. (civil engineer); Landmark Builders of the Triad Inc. (construction manager)
Photography: Nathan Cox Photography
Number/type of housing units: 24 independent living residences in each of three
phases for a total of 72 residences at full build-out
Total building area (sq. ft.): 207,132
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $129
Total construction cost (excluding land): $26.8 million
Completion: Phase 2 (December 2015), Phase 3 (May 2017, est.)

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The Creekside Homes
blends the amenities of
both cottage and apartment living to provide a
new independent living
model for the community.
They are replacing, on an
incremental basis, outdated and underutilized
apartments located on
steep terrain adjacent to a
creek. The owner was very
strategic about the goal to
diversify the types of housing inventory on campus.
Diversity was created by
offering a variety of pricing
structures, amenities, location, square footage, and
connectivity to commons.
The four-story hybrid
households take advantage
of the sloped site to provide parking on the lower
level while maintaining a
three-story fa├žade with an
inviting front porch on the
street side. The slope also
allows daylight into the
lower-level under-building
parking. Also, by replacing
the original 53 villa units
located on the site with

the six hybrids homes (each
containing 12 units), the
72 new residences certainly deliver the density the
owner desired while offering
a significantly more popular
product previously not
available on the campus. The
Creekside Homes has been
constructed in three phases,
and each successive phase
has sold out faster than the
previous phase due to the
popularity of the product.
The hybrid homes, ranging in size from 1400-1700
square feet, offer gracious
residences which take
advantage of ample daylight
and corner views. All three
unit types include a den,
which can also function as
a home office. The balconies
are carefully positioned to
provide privacy and are
sized to provide space for
relaxing, dining, or entertaining.


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