The Villages of Windcrest is a specialized care community located in the city of Fredericksburg, Texas, a destination town that is rich with history, and notably, is the home of Texas-German, a dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers. The town continues to lend itself to
German inspired architecture and influence.
Bridgeview Realty Capital, LLC wanted a community with specialized care for seniors in the city of Fredericksburg that stayed true to the area’s strong German heritage. Our team designed a community that was true to this character and heritage while integrating modern design.
A Vibrant Community Design
Our team captured the spirit of the city with a half-timber construction style on the building’s masonry detailing throughout the 75,000-square-foot community. Situated on a steep slope in Texas Hill Country, the site was a challenge for this project. The Memory Care wing, located on the upper area of the site, is connected to the second floor of the Assisted Living building.
A large entry space welcomes residents and visitors with a large stone fireplace and easy access to dining and multi-purpose spaces. Artwork and furnishings pair with the aesthetic of the architecture, creating a cohesive and comfortable home for residents that is fully accessible. Inviting living areas open to easily accessed, landscaped gardens for all to enjoy the outdoors. Our team also designed a German-themed event space which acts as an alternative area for community and public activities, such as local beer and wine tastings. In addition, the community provides residents with a salon, library, multipurpose room and exercise room.
Embracing a Largely Under-served Community
The Villages of Windcrest was built in a largely under-served market, and there was a great need for assisted living care. This gave our team a special responsibility to create a community that was comforting and familiar, while serving the sensitivities of the residents – especially for those in the Memory Care units who experience cognitive impairments. The community includes a 24-unit Memory Care wing as well as a 60-unit Assisted Living building, providing much-needed services to the area.
Opening Doors to Residents
The grand opening of the community brought in over 400 attendees to celebrate the opening of this essential new community space.