the capstone at centerra senior living

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, The Capstone at Centerra pairs a rustic atmosphere with a timeless simplicity. It is the latest iteration of a prototype developed through the partnership of Pi Architects, Integral Senior Living, and Hunt Midwest Real Estate. Unique features were designed for this facility to reinforce the local community’s atmosphere. Dark green siding, wood shutters, and board-and-batten details on the exterior fa├žade create an Agrarian style, complementing nearby farmhouses. Large windows make a first impression of wide, open air and provide ample views of the vast wheat fields and pale blue mountain range. The residents here spend a lot of time outdoors, so the design palette uses natural materials of the surrounding vistas. Indigenous woods of oak and pine bring warmth while deep colors of forest green, golden yellow, and rusty orange mimic the season’s changing flora. An overall emphasis on light and soft hues makes the interior both inviting and serene.

Loveland, CO
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
79,086 SF
Hunt Midwest
Integral Senior Living
Pi Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Pi Architects
Pinkard Construction

Residents and visitors are welcomed to the building by the Great Room, a cozy space that brings in light from across the building and atrium. With open connections to the surrounding common areas and second-floor lobby above, the Great Room immediately provides a sense of the liveliness of the community.

The Washburn Room serves as a connection between the dining and reception pays tribute to Albina Washburn, a famed Coloradan suffragette and women’s rights advocate. A variety of comfortable seating makes an inviting space for all.

The Memory Care Living Room features the same central design elements as Assisted Living, from its open-concept connectivity to its natural design palette with local touches.

The reception desk provides concierge services by friendly staff. Simple forms of natural quartz and wood tones create modern elegance in the desk and logo.

Both the assisted living and memory care neighborhoods feature color-coordinated dining rooms.

The Memory Care Bistro of each neighborhood provides casual dining space, as well as a demonstration kitchen to engage residents with participating in simple cooking tasks, such as making cookies and other simple snacks. The large island and bright courtyard windows feel like a residential kitchen, creating a comfortable home environment.

The Big Thompson Dining Room features a live edge dining table in the centerpiece of this dining area, showcasing local craftsmanship.

All resident apartments feature ten-foot ceilings and oversized windows to amplify the feeling of lightness found in luxury apartments. Living room and dining areas make use of low slip coefficient vinyl plank, quartz countertops, custom tile accents, and shaker cabinetry. All resident bedrooms provide line of sight to the bathroom, switched outlets and three-way switching for fall reduction at night, and built in USB chargers.

Additional amenities include The Majestic Theatre, a multipurpose space for changing needs. It features backlit custom stained glass inset in tall cabinet doors to provide a backdrop for religious services or formal events. The doors can also open to reveal a large television for movies or presentations. A pop of color and local artwork greets residents when they visit the mail room. The beauty salon has a unique, softly sophisticated finish palette to create the sense of a boutique destination. Sinks and dryers suited for those in wheelchairs or walkers are incorporated alongside luxurious touches of plush seating and gold accents.