Courtesy Balfour Senior Living

Keeping with the current “modern farmhouse” trend in the residential industry, developer Balfour Senior Living designed Balfour at Stapleton in Denver with elements from turn-of-the-20th-century barns. From the weathered-hardwood beams in the grand entry to the toile wallpaper in the common living areas, the new, market-rate property combines modern design features with assisted living and memory care for its residents.

The developer partnered with Davis Wince Architect and Brinkmann Constructors to build the 74-unit building on 2 acres. Besides the farmhouse accents, the great room admits abundant natural light, with its massive wall of windows, and showcases fun pops of bright orange, blue, and pink.

As an assisted-living and memory-care facility, one of the community’s main goals is to help residents based on their individual needs. On-site licensed nurses provide 24/7 support, but the building’s large common areas allow residents to live a comfortable life with maximum independence.

Social interaction is encouraged throughout the community with daily events in the building’s shared spaces. On many days, renters will be busy with educational classes, art lessons, community service projects, gardening, exercising, or just simply socializing. The building also comes equipped with its own fitness center and resident salon.

Outside, assisted-living residents have access to a patio with fountain features, outdoor dining tables, and a fire pit to enjoy with fellow tenants, friends, and family. A separate landscaped courtyard is also provided for residents of the 16 rooms in the memory-care wing.

Balfour at Stapleton’s long list of amenities continues with helpful services including weekly housekeeping and linen service, dining programs with three daily meals, chauffeured transportation for appointments or errands, concierge services, and access to 200 life-enrichment programs a month.