Senior Housing News Awards Sagedwood – Best Independent Living Design of 2021

One measure of a project’s success is how well it has leased up, and in that regard, Sagewood’s second-phase expansion gets high marks. Many of the community’s new independent living units were pre-sold even as construction was getting underway, and today it is almost completely full, according to Zbylicki.

One unique selling point at the community today is its 18-hole championship golf putting course, which is covered in real grass instead of artificial turf.

“I’m not sure of any other place that has such a nice putting green,” Zbylicki added. “It seems like it’s always being used.”

The Sagewood project achieved and exceeded its goal of providing high-end, resort-style living, according to Cindy Shonaiya, principal at Hord Coplan Macht and a judge on this year’s Design Awards competition.

“The Sonoran desert themes highlight the artisanal southwestern accents throughout, which are the perfect foil for the eclectic ambience of its amenity spaces,” Shonaiya said. “The 18-hole putting golf course is outstanding, providing access to outdoor activities for its residents, without having to leave the community.”

The community’s design featuring warm tones and wood is “striking” and “bold,” according to Steven Levin, co-president of Hana2.0 Property Group and Design Awards judge.

“The interior is vibrant and lively with style,” he said.

Today, Sagewood is closer to its final vision thanks to its most recent expansion. Looking ahead, LCS is eyeing more construction phases that will potentially add more independent living units and additional amenities.

“I think we did a good job of creating something different, and new amenities that the residents were asking for,” Zbylicki said.

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