55+ Affordable Apartments
2021 SAGE Award
Located in the master planned community of Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, this 165-unit affordable development is designed for the modern senior. Without compromising design and style, the contemporary façade utilizes cool-toned stucco accentuated with large vertical areas of black brick veneer and stained siding to highlight vertical window groups and soffits. Soft neutral tones blend the building shapes against the mountainous backdrop. The building layouts resemble an upside-down ‘U’ and ‘L-shape’ framing to maximize views. The income-restricted studio, one and two-bedroom apartments feature gourmet kitchens with solid surface countertops, hardwood plank-style flooring, ceiling fans, spacious closets and private outdoor spaces. The development has an abundance of amenities not typically found in affordable communities, such as outdoor courtyards with barbecue areas and fire pits, fitness center with cardio area and yoga studio, tech room, community garden with aquaponics system, saltwater swimming pool and spa, putting green, movie theater and dog park with dog washing station. This development is a model for the seamless integration of affordable housing in a market rate master planned development with single-family homes priced up to $1.3 million and helps fill the gap in the lack of affordable housing in this city and the state of California.