The owners of Towne-House North wanted an 80 unit motel with a few of the units flexible for late night occupants.
The restaurant and gift shop dominate the entrance lobby.
The Banquet room is large enough to handle high school graduations as well as daily luncheon club meetings.
An informal design with exposed wood beams and wood paneling were desired.
Apartments for transition into retirement nursing facilities, such as the Proctor Endowment Home, were just becoming an important market.
This three-bay addition of one and two bedroom apartments adjacent and connected to the existing high-rise building, features private garages as well as parking for guests.
Each apartment has a complete small kitchen and living/dining area, private bedroom with large bath and closets, as well as storage areas for tenants in the garages. The configuration of some apartments allows for conversion to two bedroom by division of the l-shaped living area. Each apartment has either a patio or a private balcony that offers a view into the nearby woods.
An enclosed and glazed walkway connects these apartments to the main building, allowing access to the central dining room when the residents wish not to prepare their own meals.
Design and layout of apartment complex in Bartonville.
Units were designed in different sizes and configurations for the possible needs of renters. Housing for the elderly was specifically factored into the design.
Prairie Estates is a planned retirement village near Morton, Illinois. The large wooded site was to be developed with a central Lodge and apartment building alongside a man-made lake, with dining facilities as well as service/retail shops, with flanking two-story wings for assisted-care units.
The remainder of the site was planned for self-contained cottage units of one or two bedroom each. These singlestory units each have attached private garage and courtyard entry, with full kitchen, laundry and bath.
Project scope included both interior and exterior work, incorporating material selections similar to the existing building.
Goals of expansion of the dining room and adjacent activity room were met, while maintaining use by the existing nursing home operation thru phased construction, and while meeting requirements of the IDPH for design and construction safeguards of the residents.