Nestled within the Wyndemere Development in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, this new 33-unit apartment building enables the community to offer independent living apartments to older adults that respond to the current demands and expectations of new and younger consumers with larger apartments, modern finishes, updated appliances and an abundance of natural light.
More importantly, the addition also provides additional, exceptional community amenities by completing the community's long-term wellness program and creating a seamless connection between the new and existing buildings and amenities. Included in the new amenities, is the "The Wright Place" cocktail lounge, sitting atop the Natatorium. Inspired by its namesake, Frank Lloyd Wright, the interior architecture is distinctly Wrightian and the finishes incorporate artwork from Wright and other regional architects. The Wright Place is a destination as well as pre-function space for the existing dining venue located nearby. The cocktail lounge's expansive south-facing outdoor rooftop terrace allows residents to socialize with views of the surrounding villas and the beautiful tree canopy of Wheaton.
The Natatorium and locker rooms complete the wellness program for the earlier phase cardio/strength training and group fitness facility. The pool is lofty and spacious, almost cathedral-like, with beautiful wooden arches spanning the pool. The multipurpose rooms round out the new amenities and overlook the Natatorium and Wellness Courtyard and Resident Gardens courtyard. This suite of spaces is flexible and divisible to serve activities large and small. Expansive windows and easy access to the gardens allow events to overflow outdoors and provide diffused natural light throughout the day by facing north.