Longleaf Bee Cave is a new assisted living and memory care community that offers a welcoming, sophisticated design addition to its Hill Country neighborhood. It features the latest safeguards in design and engineering to prevent viral spread, including sanitizing UV light and ionic air filtration. These elements are seamlessly integrated into the overall design to create a serene environment that draws on the area’s natural beauty and empowers the residents to feel healthy, confident, and encouraged. The distinguished design offers modern comforts to everyone in the community and creates a bright, dynamic place to establish new traditions.

Austin, TX
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
70,187 SF
Braemar Partners
Greenbrier Senior Living
Studio Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Faulkner Design Group
Ridgemont Commercial Construction

The assisted living café, which features natural light and bright accents, has become a focal point for social engagement among residents and guests. Café and lobby seating double as a pre-function space for the dining room and flow seamlessly into one another. The assisted living dining room offers a variety of seating options and captures an upscale modern aesthetic with plenty of natural light and finely crafted details. With efficient space planning, semi-transparent screening and unique ceiling details, this memory care dining and living area maximizes space while still providing separation between areas. This allows caregivers more visibility of residents while allowing them more freedom to navigate the space.

Resident apartments feature farmhouse style sinks and maximized space with built-in shelving and an undercounter microwave. The assisted living model unit showcases the modern Texas Hill Country aesthetic. The artwork is stylishly modern with a dash of whimsy while the credenza and drapery feature a honeycomb pattern, a nod to the city’s name. Memory care residences are spacious, bright and airy. The restrooms include ample counter space for staging activities, like brushing teeth or shaving, helping memory care residents maintain their independence.

The second-floor art studio is home to many activities including Longleaf Bee Cave’s Human Kind life enrichment opportunity. Based on the book, Humankind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time, by Brad Aronson, residents are creating a string of hearts, acknowledging any acts of kindness throughout the community. The author is writing a second book that will include anecdotes from Longleaf Bee Cave. A modern library incorporates lounge and window seating, a reading table, workstations, and non-traditional book shelving.