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Left: The lounge is situated off the lobby, providing
residents with views and access to the beautiful Hill
Country as well as a place to enjoy sports viewing.
Below: Residents in the formal dining room may
interact with the chef at the display kitchen and
have multiple seating choices including private
and al fresco areas. Opposite: The living room
serves as the social interaction point for residents
and guests, offering views of the natural woodland
surroundings through full-height windows.

COURTESY PARC COMMUNITIES; COURTESY OF THREE

Top: In addition to the elegantly appointed full-service lounge, residents enjoy a range of indoor amenities including
a multipurpose theater room, an arts and activities studio, and card and game rooms. Above: Residents in the
formal dining room may interact with the chef at the display dining and have multiple venue choices including private
dining rooms and al fresco seating.

tive of Texas Hill Country, a geographic region
of central and south Texas that's dominated by
bluebonnet flowers and limestone outcroppings. Also inspired by the region's signature
Texas ranch houses that feature large porches
and natural materials, the overall aesthetic for
Parc at Traditions is a "mash-up of Texas Hill
Country meets Carmel, Calif.," Slavin says, with
the Hill Country relating to the architectural
style, including the building materials, and the
Carmel reference speaking more to the luxurious resort lifestyle, open "Californian" floor
plans with lots of natural light, and amenities
that accentuate outdoor living experiences.

"It's kind of a casual elegance with interiors
that are more transitional than traditional."
Specifically, the building's entrance includes
a concierge desk and a nearby living room with
a fireplace and full-height windows that offer
views of the natural setting, as well as a porch
and event space. Residential amenities include
a mix of formal and informal dining venues,
a wellness club, and an aquatic center with
a heated saltwater swimming pool. Outside,
the building elevations feature natural locally
sourced stone, wood timbers, plaster, and
large overhangs and porches. "It's a very natural and authentic use of materials to protect

from the hot Texas summers and sometimes
the cold winters," Berg says.
One challenge on the project was overcoming some of the building inefficiencies created
by using a site-specific building layout. For example, the community comprises three buildings, including a four-story independent living
building with 91 one- and two-bedroom apartments divided between two wings; an assisted
living building with 44 private residential units
that connects off one of the independent living
wings; and a memory care building that's connected to assisted living with 24 studio suites.
To balance operational efficiency with delivering
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