Designed for the Hunterdon County Housing Corporation in Flemington, New Jersey, this three-story independent senior residence acts as a gateway structure leading into the historic town center. Offering a total of sixty (60) fully-equipped one- and two-bedroom rental apartment units for adults aged 55 and over, the new facility provides a complement of residential living amenities, including a variety of public gathering spaces aimed at both enhancing and fostering social activity, along with supportive service spaces designed to meet the needs of the residents.
The Herman E. Kapp Residence engages its site with a carefully articulated façade, reflecting both the character, as well as the scale of the surrounding neighborhood. A vocabulary of truncated gables and hipped roof elements were utilized in order to de-emphasize the building’s mass and soften its overall appearance. The addition of a chimney element in the design of the facility is a lighthearted nod to the historic character of much of Flemington’s existing architecture.