The hybrid homes provide a new seniors’ housing option, blending the benefits of both cottage and apartment living to provide an intentional community that can be tailored to special interests, educational development and economic need. Multiple exposures, sheltered ground level parking, outdoor living and an absence of corridors are among the cottage-like benefits. Apartment-like features include indoor access to common and service areas and opportunities for social connections in a multi-story building which requires less site area. Each building includes up to 13 individual residences, a hearth room on each floor, ground floor community room and service areas.
Awards: Citation Award for AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Honorable Mention Award – Design Environments for Aging, NAHB Best of 50+ Housing Council – Gold Achievement Award / Innovation Award, LEED Gold Certification
Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography
This multi-phased hybrid homes project allowed Givens Estates to incrementally replace outdated villa housing with a new independent living model. Each household has 12 residences with a shared social space on the first floor. The four-story hybrid households take advantage of the sloped site to provide parking on the lower level while maintaining a three-story facade with an inviting front porch on the street side.
Awards: Citation, Exhibition and Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review
Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography; Third image courtesy of Landmark Builders
Renovations and additions to the existing CCRC campus were needed to provide new skilled care, assisted living and rehabilitation small houses, an increased number of independent living units, a new wellness center, and appropriately sized support services. The master plan lays out a multi-phase plan to add new independent living hybrid homes and small houses for skilled care, short-term rehab and assisted living. Cosmetic upgrades to the older buildings will be undertaken initially to improve the quality of life for existing residents until later phases of replacement housing are implemented.
Campus planning for five CCRCs in Indiana and one in Ohio provided a forum for review of the existing properties and infrastructure and development of individual master plans that align with Greencroft’s long-term strategic vision. The design solutions for the six communities, ranging from 38 to 1,150 residents, encompass skilled care, assisted living, memory care, independent living options, commons spaces, and unique opportunities such as a seniors’ outdoor adventure camp, senior oriented RV park and a maple-syrup production facility. We developed a new carriage-home style of hybrid home which provides an affordable option for a ground floor parking garage.