As the tallest structure in the area with clear views of the Houston skyline, The Watermark at Houston Heights offers elevated luxury with an incredibly thoughtful design for senior living. Part of Watermark Retirement Communities’ upscale Élan Collection, the facility was designed by Munoz + Albin Architecture & Planning to add an ultra-modern, high-rise community to the Houston area.
Once open in 2022, the facility will include housing for independent living, assisted living and memory care, in addition to having two full floors dedicated to amenities and shared spaces such as a full-service salon and spa, fitness center and art studio and gallery.
A First Look at Watermark’s Luxurious Senior Community
In order to make sure the seven-story facility sits above the flood plain, Munoz + Albin lifted the ground level functions to the second level, even adding an elevated deck to the motor court that directly connects to the lobby and garden courtyard. Due to its height, the building’s positioning and scaling were then chosen appropriately to minimize its impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
At the salon and spa community residents can receive manicures, pedicures, cuts, colors, and styles along with signature massages and body treatments. It features a modern yet elegant design with a touch of glamour and soft, neutral colors and materials are energized with pops of color and sparkly chandeliers.
Residents also will have access to an expansive rooftop terrace and lounge with sweeping views and an outdoor resort-style pool, shaded by a long, undulating natural canopy that still allows natural light to filter into interior spaces.
The community’s four dining spaces will feature designer touches such as herringbone wood flooring, exposed brick walls, and wood-planked ceilings complimenting curated art and top-of-the-line furnishings. The spaces themselves are set to include more formal fare, such as a dining room and a lounge, with expansive skyline views and alfresco dining, as well as integrated wellness services and a movie theater.
Another version of this article originally appeared on Environments for Aging.