Located in Southwest Florida three miles from the Gulf of Mexico, this building is a winning example of how to design with the knowledge of producing a healthy and robust lifestyle for an older population combined with crisp and cutting-edge elements of hospitality interior and architectural designs. It is a world-class inclusive living development that just happens to be available only to seniors. Residents connect with the unique identity of this building from the moment they step out of their vehicles under the blue glass “V” shaped porte-cochere. As they move forward through the building, the Moorings Park Grande Lake Towncenter continues to demonstrate great creativity and a quiet luxury with a coastal-contemporary aesthetic. Organic lines, rich texture, and natural materials convey a calm, but refined feeling and are consistent throughout the top-notch amenities.
A 16’ tall fluted wall acts as the backer for the logo sign of the development. Natural wood elements and a waterfall marble edge decorate the desk. Woven natural pendants add a soft light with shadows reminiscent of sunlight through palms. Down the right-hand corridor new members meet with the sales team beyond the frosted glass doors. The circular wavy walls wrap around the lobby, emphasizing the ceiling and leading guests towards the two dining venues beyond, or the options to go up or down via the glass elevator. The two dining venues share one host stand right outside the glass elevator and player piano of the lobby. The stand showcases the two custom signs for each venue. Residents may take a seat or lean casually while conversing about the show during intermission. Custom signage (circular) directs guest to their seats or beyond to dine.
Beyond a white marble fireplace in Bluestone sits the private dining which has its own service bar, entrance, balcony seating, and entertainment console. Smaller version of the globe light fixtures tie the spaces together. Savor 26 is a grill room that is filled with character. The serpentine booth fills the center with a clear wine display giving privacy from the bar. The star of the room is the action kitchen beyond a blue marble accent window wall. What appears as delicate rattan seating with bent wood are actually commercial grade seating that keeps the handsome handmade quality but with the superior durability. Hand-thrown pottery and knotted rope lights “tie” the theme together. A tiled wood burning oven sits in the open kitchen which can fire up different pizzas to order. Fresh coffee and baked goods along with ready-to-go drinks keep service moving.
Residents don’t have to lose the floor to ceiling views in their room. Design Drama follows them even here. Hardwood floors in the bedroom give a modern feel and a cleanliness that flows with the design. Soft and yet also masculine. Not a typical Senior Living bedroom. Abundant natural light and deep integrated storage give ample space for comfortable seating in the living room. This space does not sacrifice style for the sake of the rich comfort it also provides. The dining table, kitchen table, and kitchen island, allow for hosting of many people with striking fabrics for each chair variety, including navy leather on the stools. Cove lighting, pendant lighting, and a pair of lamps allow for layered lighting and several different combinations of ambiance.
The second-floor acts as the main floor and is accessible by car. It boasts a large lobby that flows seamlessly into the two dining venues which lookout onto the lake as well as a 126-seat theatre, pre-function theatre lobby, and admin suite for the sales team and food & beverage staff. Floor three focuses on the physical needs and expressions of the residents with a high-end Salon and Spa, two massage rooms, state-of-the-art gym with physical therapists at the ready, physical therapy suite, a large golf simulation room, two art studios, and a full concierge medical office.