Lisa Klang Schriver has been designing award winning interiors for over 25 years. Her scope of design experience covers the gamut from senior housing, health care, commercial, hospitality and apartment living.
The stunning Sierra Madre mountains nestle up to this community, giving it a sense of long-standing permanence. Sierra Madre is steeped in history and has various architectural styles ranging from Craftsman to California Santa Barbara. The Kensington at Sierra Madre has a dramatic two-story Spanish exterior. Upon opening the door to this community you sense that are home. The rich color schemes, ornate stair elements and decorative patterned rugs lend a stately feel to the Lobby and Café.
Although the space is rich, care was taken to create livable luxury and includes an inviting reception area that is approachable. Just beyond the reception is the piano bar and café. The piano bar offers comfortable upholstered chairs nestled around granite tables. One can almost hear the champagne cork pop and the resident celebrating good times. This space also doubles as a morning café area complete with custom built-ins and handmade tile. Built-in refrigerators store cool drinks at the ready. Residents and family are encouraged to grab a sandwich or croissant and enjoy a cup of coffee at the café, or on the outside patio terrace.
The main dining room and private dining room are large, and provide full height window views to the outside courtyard.
Various levels of Memory Care are included in the community for more advanced personal care needs. The Memory Care neighborhoods each have their own dining room, piano lounge/café, activity rooms, libraries and media areas. The close proximity of these spaces allows for optimal “hands on” care and continued involvement with residents’ needs.
The Assisted Living art studio is located on the main floor and adjoins the live/work/ art commercial space leased by the Sierra Madre Art Chapter. The art studio is shared by residents and community artists alike. Exhibits are held to display artists’ work, allowing families to comingle and share stories with their neighbors.