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1.  Belleville Assisted Living - New Orleans, LA

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After photos by: Tom Varisco Designs

Belleville is a 53-bedroom Assisted Living Community located in the historic Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans. Originally operating as The Belleville School, the main structure was built in 1898 and has been vacant since 1987.

Residents of Belleville Assisted Living facility are offered an array of amenities that are specially designed to provide the highest quality of care. Upon entering the facility grounds, multi-purpose rooms, beauty salons, spas, and outdoor courtyards make-up Belleville’s picturesque 5-building campus. The provision of social services is central to Belleville’s goal to provide an independent living experience. Residents will be part of a community that allows them to live with minimal distractions while also providing opportunities for socialization. As an assisted living facility, Belleville will accept residents who require a broad range of needs from minimal assistance to more consistent care.

As interest in Belleville begins to build, Executive Director Cecilia Hemelthopes the facility will be fully embraced by the local Algiers Point community. According to the President of The Algiers Point Association, the group “is excited to finally see some action at the school after years of watching the building deteriorate. He agreed that an assisted-living facility is one of the best uses for the building and went on to say that “it’s great to see a historic building salvaged instead of demolished by neglect”.

 


 

 

2. Elim Care Center -  Fargo, ND

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After photos by: Gilbertson Photography

The existing resident rooms had the typical challenges most long term care communities have, including older beds, double rooms with privacy curtains, mix-matched furniture and both doors and walls showing a lot of damage from normal wear and tear of this care level.

The objective was to update the room with the following goals:

  1. Re-design as private rooms to eliminate the need for a privacy curtain.
  2. Provide larger sized bathrooms in each room that also included private showers.
  3. To achieve a competitive and updated look to the interiors.

Bathroom walls were expanded, allowing space for European showers to be added complete with residentially-styled porcelain tile surfaces and light fixtures. The rooms were converted to single rooms, maximizing storage space with built-in casework and new furnishings. New windows finish the rooms so residents can easily open for fresh air.  Some rooms even include a small kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave.

 


 

 

3. Cristwood Park - Shoreline, WA

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After photos by: ©2012 Michael Walmsley Photography

Cristwood Park was built in 1993 as the cornerstone of CRISTA Ministries’ new Continuing Care Retirement Community in Shoreline, WA.  As the residential center for CRISTA Senior Living, it is a six-story, 196 unit building with common space on the first floor and residential apartments on floors 2 through 6 that are divided into three buildings with six, six and four stories.

The renovation, which began in June 2011 and was completed in January 2012, included an expansive entryway, dining room, library, chapel, an inviting fireside room, a friendly café and updated apartments.

The goal was to create a “wow” effect from the curb appeal to the spaces throughout, so the building itself would be as vibrant as the community of residents who call Cristwood Park home.

We unveiled beautiful textures throughout our newly renovated Cristwood Park, including granite, solid maple, stainless and a new warm color palette in the open concept designed apartments.

Wonderful and warm finishes in the kitchens, opened to the living space rather than hidden, gave the mid 1990s units a boost into the 21stcentury, creating appealing, modern apartments.