The Variel of woodland hills

The concept, design, and construction process that produced The Variel was a masterclass in intentional collaboration, communication, and cooperation.

The developer, South Bay Partners, led the team of architects, interior designers, general contractors, and management company by providing the conceptual objective for what The Variel should be and do when complete.

“Our intent was to design and build a world-class senior living community that would significantly outpace the competition,” says Patrick McGonigle, CEO of South Bay Partners. “To do that, we brought together an architectural firm with years of experience building luxury hotels and apartments; a high-end interior design firm with tremendous luxury resort and hospitality experience; a general contractor for which senior living is central to their business; and an operating management company organized specifically to launch and manage the community.”

The result is The Variel – a senior living community unlike any other in its marketplace, and quite possibly, the world.

Woodland Hills, CA
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
413,000 SF
SBLP Warner Center, LLC
Momentum Senior Living
VTBS Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Rodrigo Vargas Design Associates
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company

According to Rodrigo Vargas with Rodrigo Vargas Design, the interiors are inspired by the idea of comfortable, approachable West Coast luxury.

The Variel incorporates a generous array of welcoming spaces for gathering, and for a variety of activities and group sizes. Spaces encourage shared experiences. Each residential floor has gathering spaces that exude welcoming comfort to enjoy each other’s company for a moment, an hour or more.

The property is designed to offer residents all they desire at their fingertips: health club, restaurants, theater, rooftop lounges, juice bar and more. A golf simulator provides a genuine experience. An art studio helps to inspire the imagination, lower stress levels and stimulate conversation.