Nestled among five acres of prime waterfront property of Elliot Cove in Vallejo, California, The Lodge at Glen Cove reflects the beauty of the views and is designed with seniors in mind.
As part of the Glen Cove Marina Village, active retirement living is possible with proximity to the marina and access to walking paths and bike trails from the property.
The three-story, 112,000 Sq. Ft senior community features a thoughtful mix of 140 assisted living and memory care units.
Working closely with the client and interior designer, Lenity Architecture was able to bring a modern take on a coastal motif throughout.
Lenity took great care to enhance the residents’ experience. On the second floor, the grand dining room offers a breathtaking view of the marina and Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge.
Drawing inspiration from a lighthouse, rotunda tower element runs through the three floors of the library, lounge, and community room, which overlook the serene marina as well.
Regal blue metal awnings over select windows help to diffuse California sunlight throughout the day. Board and batt, shingle cementitious siding, and stucco coupled with stonework helps to build upon the coastal aesthetic on the exterior.
Great Rewards + Challenges
The site offered both great rewards and challenges. Lenity maximized the residents’ views of the marina while careful not to obstruct the views of existing, surrounding neighbors. The topography, coupled with site conditions, made for a very complex site. Extensive site work had to be completed prior to actual building pad and construction. Requiring both retaining and detaining walls, the hill was cut into and built upon it. To complete this, an estimated 1,600 lineal feet of retaining wall, some sections as tall as 26 feet, were constructed. Overall, the combination of cut walls and filled walls made for a challenge to stay on the overall schedule along with budget.
With both an amazing location and thoughtful design, residents can truly enjoy retirement.