With over 217 residences ranging from Independent Living to Memory Care, Maravilla Scottsdale offers what’s next in retirement living.
By Amber Materna
Photos by Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.
Covering over large expanses of land, the property is a-typical in that the community marries both prestige with health services. Over 217 residences are available in three spans of living: Independent, Assisted and Memory Care. The Independent Living options boast over a handful of floor plans in the courtyard residences alone, with a total of nine options when including the Casita spaces. The Casita homes span anywhere between 1,750 square feet to 2,100 square feet, and provide a standard two-bedroom, two-bath single-level floor plan at minimum, with the option of adding a den. These attached villas offer the entire standard kitchen and bath privileges found outside age-restricted living, yet supplement everyday activities by implementing covert safety features. The Courtyard Independent Living options cater to the active adult, offering similar function-based features.
Architectural details, too, support the aesthetic qualities of this coveted community space. Allen+Philp, the architectural firm who partnered with Senior Resource Group to design this Scottsdale property claims that every detail was crafted with intent. “Maravilla isn’t your typical senior living community,” said Kenneth Allen, president of the design firm. “Maravilla has layers of richness. Every space, every detail has meaning.” The details Allen is alluding to are the quintessential Spanish Colonial exterior and interior attributes: Spanish roof pavers; stylized gated-courtyards; Moorish-inspired tile accents both indoors and out; motor courts –– even the dining and sitting quarters are framed by vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and stone veneer detailing. The enclosed pool and adjacent lounge quarter, too, share these definitive embellishments that act just as much as conversation pieces as utilitarian design. “There is nothing like Maravilla –– with its mix of traditional elements and contemporary design, the decorative tile details used throughout the community, the shaded colonnades with exposed beams and roofing tiles, the thick walls of quarried stone –– Maravilla feels far more like a gracious, substantial home than a retirement complex,” said Michael MacVittie, architect for Allen+Philp.
The sheer expanse of this community allows for the justification of the finest-quality products throughout. However, the biggest benefit of a community featuring an amalgamation of Independent, Assisted and Memory Care living spaces are that all residents have the ease of access and entitlements to culinary, health, and social resources that would come in a single-specialization community.
Additionally, the inherent social infrastructure found within Maravilla addresses one of the largest expressed concerns of individuals searching for the perfect retirement community; even their Assisted Living and Memory Care options extend beyond the typical tri-daily dining interactions and manifest into tightly curated cultural and recreational excursions. Ceramics classes and journaling workshops top the list of resident favorites, although new activities are always being integrated, such as college-level courses from the University of Arizona’s Osher Lifelong Learning institute. The multiple dining venues, arts and crafts workshop, and bistro bar add to the resort-like feel of the community. Beyond the amenities located within the community itself, Maravilla Scottsdale also has partners in the surrounding area that allow special access for residences; The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, a AAA Five-Diamond facility, and the Tournament Players Club Scottsdale golf course, both fitting this description, are two of the most exclusive destinations in close distance, and are readily available for all Maravilla residents.
With recreational amenities also comes peace of mind. The healthcare attributes of Maravilla are just as comprehensive and detailed as the community, allowing health and wellness visits by full-time registered nurses on-site. Residents also can opt for caretakers of the community to stay in-home with them, if necessary. For members of the InTouch program, their specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia resource center, care is provided in securing and alarming the premises to provide a safe environment. Adding to their reputation as an authoritative community on wellness, the developers of Maravilla, Senior Resource Group, earned across-theboard accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Michael Grust, president and CEO of Senior Resource Group, sums up the new standard of living Maravilla has set. “We, at SRG, have a passion for innovation…and after more than 20 years of listening to our market, we believe that Maravilla exemplifies the next generation of senior living,” says Grust. With their care and the quality of their health programs, especially in light of the unique partnership recently formed with Scottsdale Healthcare, we can’t help but agree.
Amber Materna is an editorial assistant at 50+ Builder. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.