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Fresh, modern, and more accessible

Community space gets a facelift

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August 9th, 2016

Fox Run’s original clubhouse, the Ascot, is getting a fresh and modern new look. Sales Manager Kristen Yaquinto says management is committed to keeping the community looking up to date, warm, and inviting for current and future residents, and this renovation is evidence of that commitment. 

Renovations on the second floor of the Ascot Clubhouse began in April and were expected to be completed this summer. 

“Much of the living room area is being reconfigured overall, and the Fireside Restaurant will receive a significant refresh, which includes new carpeting and painting, new lights, and the removal of heavy drapes to create a lighter dining room,” Yaquinto says.

In the living room, a popular gathering spot for residents, walls are being removed to create an open and airy concept, and a double-sided fireplace with custom bookshelves is being installed as a grand focal point and cozy place for residents to relax with a book or chat over a cup of coffee.  

“Beautiful fabrics have been chosen, which include some whimsical, floral, and plaid patterns,” Yaquinto says. “There are also upgraded lighting and chandeliers and accent walls.”

Input from community members

Resident input was solicited to determine which changes should be made to the Ascot Clubhouse. The first phase of renovations also includes changes to the on-site creative arts studio, including drying racks for paintings and custom cabinets to store sewing machines, ceramics, and beading materials. 

During the construction and redecorating, Fox Run staff has worked hard to minimize disruptions for residents. Yaquinto says activities and meetings that previously took place in areas being renovated have been relocated to other areas on campus, and staff has been sure to communicate changes to residents. 

In May, much of the renovation was still concealed behind a construction wall, but Yaquinto says the entire community was eagerly awaiting the chance to enjoy the new-and-improved space.

“Most of our residents have not been able to see the progress,” she says. “However, there have been a few passersby who caught a glimpse when the construction door was being opened, and we’ve heard them comment that they love the new fireplace.”

Yaquinto says renovations to the first floor of the Ascot Clubhouse are in the works for 2017.