Allegro Harrington Park

Allegro Harrington Park is a 220,000-square-foot independent living, assisted living, and memory care community comprising 177 residential suites. Located in Harrington Park, New Jersey, the community was developed on nine acres between the Oradell Reservoir and a nature preserve.

The goal was to develop a senior community focused on residents’ comfort, health, and well-being through a luxurious lifestyle supported by elegant finishes and a serene external environment. A primary objective to support that goal was to connect the residents and staff to the natural beauty of the site. Adapting to physical and environmental limitations—the site is adjacent to a 3,600-acre reservoir encumbered by a conservation easement—proved challenging but those limitations resulted in a community that invites and engages residents, staff, and visitors.

Another primary objective in developing the community was to create an atmosphere that fosters fulfillment—whether through independent living, assisted living, or memory care. The spaces within the community inspire an active, purposeful lifestyle that offers residents a choice in how they spend their time, pulling inspiration from the local community to create a familiar environment for residents who have most likely already lived in the area. The community offers a wide selection of beautifully designed, upscale residential suites including studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, two-bedroom and for the first time, ultra-luxury penthouse apartment, with screened-in balconies.

Harrington Park, NJ
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
220,000 SF
The Allegro at Harrington Park, L.L.C.
Allegro Management Company, L.L.C.
Meyer Architects, Inc.
Interior Design Firm:
Directions in Design
Wohlsen Construction Company

Using ample natural light, strong indoor/outdoor connections with 360-degree vistas and curated artwork throughout, the design offers a resort-like atmosphere that feels intimate and inviting. Visibility between spaces promotes socialization and connection to the environment, while openness encourages room usage and activity, creating vibrant energy within the community.

Healthy items are offered at each meal and may include options like grilled or broiled salmon, organic chicken, salads with a variety of offerings including low fat dressing and sides. Menus are created to reflect cultural needs and include resident council input. Special menu options are based on programming such as tapas items and smoothies; as well as sugar free, gluten free, and vegetarian options.

A synergistic and collaborative process between both disciplines of architecture and interior design culminates in an experience that feels both cohesive and comfortable from exterior to interior. The community offers a wealth of amenities and features intended to foster socialization and engagement. Examples include indoor/outdoor dining areas, a greenhouse, an art gallery to display resident art, a bistro/bar with outdoor dining, a fitness center, a theatre, an indoor heated saltwater pool with bar, and much more.