Experience the Waterway’s Edge
Positioned on the water’s edge, this Fort Lauderdale Senior Living Community is the ultimate definition of picturesque.
Kevin Donahue, AIA, designed an elaborate composition for a stylish, high end, Senior Living Community. Located in Fort Lauderdale on the water’s edge with beautiful views of The Intracoastal Waterway and The Atlantic Ocean, The Meridian at The Waterways is a one-of-a-kind, boutique senior living community with an independent attitude.
The Short Story
Assisted Living: 86 Beds
Memory Care: 20 Beds
Building Site: 0.5 Acres
Building Area: 104,000 Sq. Ft.
Height: 8 Stories
Working with a “postage stamp” project site of 0.5 acres, the owners program of 106 units, a total of 104,000 square feet and a Building Code maximum height allowance of 75’, Donahue artfully designed the building fulfilling all desired requirements while keeping construction cost at minimum.
Although waterside frontage was limited to 140’, the well planned exterior and interior spaces utilize every opportunity to provide waterside living and exquisite views, while maintaining private and secure access to the outdoors for all residents. Hints of timeless classical building design elements are integrated into the architecture creating a contemporary waterside community.
Donahue designed The Symphony uniquely, with common areas of the building divided into vertical components. Upon entry through the Porte Cochere, an innovative two story “View Corridor” provides a direct visual connection from the entry to the Intracoastal Waterway.The main lobby and gallery set the stage for the ground floor common areas. A Café off the gallery is a central space for happily anticipated gatherings, and flows outside to the Waterside Loggia which provides waterfront seating and outdoor wellness activity areas. The surround-sound theater with raised seating and a 90” screen affords perfect media viewing. Luxury Spa and Salon are well appointed for all residents’ needs. The Wellness Center incorporates fitness, massage and yoga spaces. A library and two large Activities areas are also located on the ground floor.
Major lifestyle amenities are elevated vertically to the top floor. Arrival on the 8th floor is to the “Sky Lounge”, a venue for exciting entertainment. The Bistro and Gourmet Dinning open off the Solarium, with rooftop terraces providing gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Memory Care living is on the third floor with common areas overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. A unique outdoor terrace above the building entry court affords secure outdoor resident activities. On each floor of the building, Donahue designed and positioned the Luxury Apartments to take advantage of every possible spectacular view.