[ Eventide Fargo ]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Interior photography by Dan Francis Photography
Patio photography by Jeremy Albright
Exterior photography by Dennis Krull, 5foot20 Design Lounge
In perfect harmony with the next generation, Eventide Fargo's Senior Living communities are redefining retirement. Expanding within independent living, long-term care, transitional and rehabilitation care, they've unveiled a fresh concept in a hospitality-style setting. Teaming up to execute the concept, Eventide worked with Kim Matteson of Design Resources Group as their primary architect, and Ami Baxter for Interior Design, with a specialty focus on hospitality. See inside the new style of modern senior living, complete with a pub, cafe, wellness center, salon, courtyard, stylish common areas and amenity-driven apartments.
Eventide's Senior Living Communities
Senior care facilities have long been associated with words like cold, sterile and institutional; the furthest place the next generation of elders wanted to reside. With a team in tune with their community's needs, Eventide has been busy - spending the past few years building new, while also implementing additions and remodels in their existing locations. This month, we took a tour of Eventide Fargo's Senior Living Community, hosted by Carrie Carney, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, and Mary O'Brien, Director of Senior Living - just two of the many team members determined to change the style of senior living.
On the east side of the building, as the main entrance, Design Resources Group designed a dramatic foyer with architectural wood beams and a sleek front desk. A few feet away, guests can gather in an open-concept, modern cafe to grab a snack, beverage or ice cream. On the opposite side of the foyer, Baxter has designed a beautiful common area with a two-sided fireplace and lounge areas, integrating clean lines and textures with warmer neutral tones.
Quote from architect
"Eventide's Owner, Jon Riewer, and President of Operations, Melissa Heesch are changing the way senior living operates and living up to true hospitality, in and throughout their healthcare system," said Baxter. "Teaming up with Eventide was a natural fit, as my passion for hospitality design has continued to develop working with them on a variety of their current sites and having a passion for designing spaces that balance both inviting and eye-entertaining. For example, does the eye flow through the room and yet still able to catch the focal point? In the design of the main lobby waiting area, the black marble fireplace was intended to be the artwork."
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