Dogwood Forest of Grayson
|Client/Owner:||Solomon Development Services|
The design of Dogwood Forest of Grayson is focused on resident engagement and connectivity in a resort-like environment. The 99-unit, 102,647 square foot, two-story, shingle-style community features a wellness center, spa, salon, movie theater, full-service restaurant and bar, contemporary bistro, and outdoor amenities, including a fireplace for year-round enjoyment.
Open porches and the irregular roofline contribute to the general picturesque or rustic effect. The irregular elevation of the building conveys a feeling of openness where natural materials were used on the exterior to create a sense of place in the surrounding community.
Dogwood Forest of Grayson caters to seniors ranging from those who are completely independent to those who need more care. There are two separate and distinct neighborhoods within the community—one for 74 residents of traditional assisted living and an adjacent 25-resident memory care community dedicated to serving seniors with varying levels of dementia. When creating this facility, designers used a holistic approach to health and wellness, which includes variety of amenities—a fitness center, yoga-cardio room, flexible activity room, and treatment massage rooms.