Projects at Bridgewater Retirement Community
We are working with Bridgewater Retirement Community on two projects. Here are descriptions and renderings of both projects.
This project involves the complete re-facing of the existing Hearthstone Manor Independent Living facility at Bridgewater Retirement Community.
This building was constructed 30 years ago and had aging materials on the exterior and a “dated” appearance that no longer fit into the community architecture.
The new design included several key elements that all combine to make a much more pleasing appearance while also improving and replacing existing materials. These items include:
- Removed old exterior stucco and replaced with new, insulated exterior stucco system with attractive “belt-coursing”,
- Removed old thin-veneer brick and replaced it with new thin-veneer brick.
- Created new roof “gable” elements in key locations to compliment the surrounding, similar architecture.
- Re-purposed an existing, dated tower element to now be a clock tower with a new gabled roof. Veneer stone was also added as an accent element.
- Replaced all the existing windows,
- Replaced the roof shingles,
- Raised the drive–under canopy, which was very low. A skylight was also placed in the canopy to allow for more light in this area.
Arts and Crafts Community Center
The project involved taking a former pre-engineered Rescue Squad building and converting it into a community center. Not only was the interior renovated to house arts and crafts studios, meeting spaces, and a Kitchen. The exterior was completely re-faced with the following elements:
- Addition of a new exterior canopy around the perimeter with supporting classic-style columns,
- New sloping metal “screen” roof to give the building a more residential feel and hide mechanical units,
- New windows,
- New faux stone with Hardie board above on exterior walls,
- Donor brick paver area where those who donate to the project receive a commemorative brick paver in front of the main entrance.