The adaptive reuse of an historic school building in Lawnside NJ Offering 40 one-bedroom units for local area seniors Winner of a New Jersey Historic Preservation Award The adaptive reuse of an historic school building in Lawnside NJ Lawnside Senior Residence Lawnside Senior Residence Lawnside NJ Lawnside NJ
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Project Info

Project TypePreservation
Total Units40
Completed2013
Recognition

Award Winner

  • NJ Historic Preservation Award

Lawnside Senior Residence

Lawnside NJ

Fusing both new construction, as well as the adaptive reuse of an historic school building, Lawnside Senior Residence is a new residential community providing a total of forty (40) one-bedroom rental apartments to the local Lawnside senior population. Classroom spaces in the old school were converted into sixteen (16) living units, with an additional twenty-four (24) units provided in a newly-constructed residence, adjacent to the schoolhouse, at the rear portion of the site. The school building’s exterior was fully restored to its original architectural character, and select historic details inspired the design of the new residence.

Both buildings at Lawnside offer warm, welcoming and contemporary living environments for older adults. Each unit is fully accessible and includes a variety of energy-saving features, including Energy Star appliances and individual heating and cooling. Building-wide amenities include a club room, an exercise room, a computer lab with internet access, and an office for visiting physicians.

About

Lawnside Senior Residence

Project TypePreservation
Total Units40
Completed2013
LocationLawnside NJ
Recognition NJ Historic Preservation Award

Fusing both new construction, as well as the adaptive reuse of an historic school building, Lawnside Senior Residence is a new residential community providing a total of forty (40) one-bedroom rental apartments to the local Lawnside senior population. Classroom spaces in the old school were converted into sixteen (16) living units, with an additional twenty-four (24) units provided in a newly-constructed residence, adjacent to the schoolhouse, at the rear portion of the site. The school building’s exterior was fully restored to its original architectural character, and select historic details inspired the design of the new residence.

Both buildings at Lawnside offer warm, welcoming and contemporary living environments for older adults. Each unit is fully accessible and includes a variety of energy-saving features, including Energy Star appliances and individual heating and cooling. Building-wide amenities include a club room, an exercise room, a computer lab with internet access, and an office for visiting physicians.

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Photography © Kitchen & Associates