"The finished product is a very modern re-imagination of an integrated senior living community,” said David Ashen, president of dash design. Caddis Partners (owners of the Heartis brand) contracted with dash design way back when with their first senior living community project in Yardley, Penn. “What was most important was that they were willing to ‘color outside the lines’ and explore design ideas that might not have typically been accepted in senior living,” Ashen explained.“We wanted this to be elevated but familiar,” he said. “We wanted to be authentic to the neighborhood and took great pain to understand the neighborhood demographic.” They settled on a more modern design (more appropriate for Buckhead residents) with colors and textures derived from the history of the area as a rich clay resource. An expansive use of glass and focus on exterior lighting also help establish the community as a well-defined presence. An expansive art program curated by Atlanta-based art consultancy Faulkner+Locke strikes the perfect balance between past and present and includes large scale works on canvas in the lobby by local artists Terri Dilling and Laura Bell. Vintage Braves and Peachtree Road Race memorabilia accent the fitness center and lounges and a collection of vintage photography from the Atlanta History Center in the corridors is designed to spark memories of the resident’s lives in the city.
Residents also enjoy luxury amenities such as the Sky Lounge, complete with a rooftop deck and sports bar, as well as 18th floor dining with a 180-degree view of the Atlanta skyline. Essential conveniences such as a barber shop and beauty salons, art studios, game rooms, a library and more are all a part of the community.