Woodland Commons Clubhouse

The heart of Windsor Run comes to life

Created date

November 3rd, 2016
This aerial view taken by a drone shows Windsor Run’s ongoing construction work taking place  behind the sales center in the foreground.

This aerial view taken by a drone shows Windsor Run’s ongoing construction work taking place behind the sales center in the foreground.

Excitement builds as construction continues on schedule at Windsor Run, the highly anticipated Erickson Living community in Matthews, N.C. Included in the first phase of construction is the completion of the Woodland Commons Clubhouse, destined to become the heart of the Windsor Run community.

“This is a very exciting time,” says Tom Senger, Windsor Run’s director of sales. “Each day there is something new to see. Everyone who visits our sales office enjoys watching our community come to life.”

And as construction continues, more and more people visit the sales office in the hopes of securing one of Windsor Run’s first homes.

“This month we are pleased to announce that the virtual tour of the Woodland Commons Clubhouse is ready for viewing,” says Senger. “Guests will view, firsthand, the numerous amenities housed inside.”

The world down the hall

The amenities Senger refers to are the wide range of options Erickson Living communities provide to help community members stay healthy and active, including an on-site medical center, a professionally staffed fitness center, and an assortment of dining options.

The Woodland Commons Clubhouse will feature an on-site medical center staffed with full-time board-certified physicians, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an all-season junior Olympic-size pool, three dining options, a movie theater, marketplace, salon and spa, art studio, and classrooms. The clubhouse will be connected, through climate-controlled walkways to the community’s first residence building, Dogwood Place. 

Real life in an Erickson Living clubhouse

Hand-in-hand with the bountiful amenities available at the Woodland Commons Clubhouse are the activities galore that will be available to residents. 

“Erickson Living clubhouses are designed to serve as the heart of the community,” says Senger. “The residents of Windsor Run will enjoy opportunities to mingle, celebrate, and learn in the classrooms, movie theater, and general meeting areas.”

At Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., residents host a wide variety of lectures, theatrical productions, a holiday bazaar, and weekly happy hours inside their clubhouse. 

“The list of activities scheduled inside our clubhouses goes on and on,” says Ashby Ponds community resource coordinator Elisabeth Longworth. “We have more than 200 clubs and activities and the list continues to grow. Our classrooms recently hosted a series of classes in partnership with Virginia Tech to provide continuing education to our residents, and our popular iPad class is always a huge hit. One of our newest groups meeting at our clubhouse is our resident-run karate club.”

At Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., residents host an annual gala, fashion shows, choir concerts, and a popular talent/variety show at the community’s clubhouses. 

“Erickson Living clubhouses are designed to support a huge variety of functions,” says Community Resources Coordinator Anita Garifo. “Recently, our clubhouse theater hosted a chili cookoff, a fraud prevention expo, and a variety of political candidates sharing their platforms.”

Inside and out

In addition to the plentiful amenities located inside, the Woodland Commons Clubhouse will offer enviable outside features, including a back patio with a stone fire pit, putting green, dog park, and cornhole game lawn.

Community members will enjoy access to this beautiful back patio from either the first floor or terrace level of the clubhouse.

“It will be a great place to sit with friends while enjoying the fresh air and Carolina blue skies,” says Senger. “We anticipate that both the putting green and corn-hole lawn will be top destinations for a little friendly competition among neighbors.”

Views from the back patio will include the famous “Kilroy” tree, an original part of the Fincher family farm (where Windsor Run now sits), and named after the family’s bull Kilroy, who enjoyed grazing by the tree.

Dining and socializing

The Woodland Commons Clubhouse will also feature three dining venues, including a sit-down restaurant, a café, and a casual pub.

For many Erickson Living community members, sharing daily meals with neighbors is the quickest way to meet new friends. 

“Each night for dinner a few friends and I chose to sit at a larger table in an effort to meet new people,” says Greenspring community member Sue Leathers. “What a joy that has been! I’ve met so many interesting people and made many new friends. In fact, I love the dining at Greenspring so much that I now use my dishwasher as a filing cabinet.”

“The first people new residents meet are almost always the people they first sat down with at dinner,” says Longworth. “That does not mean that you have to sit with someone you don’t know, but many people seize the opportunity to meet someone new. And there’s nothing like a good meal and great conversation to get the ball rolling.” 

Something new

For the first time in Erickson Living history, the Woodland Commons Clubhouse will feature an entire floor of sought-after apartment homes, including a mix of one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, and two-bedroom, two-bath floor plans. Each will come equipped with stainless steel, Energy Star kitchen appliances; granite countertops; tiled bath/showers with adjustable showerheads; and modern lighting and flooring options. 

Community members will also be able to select from a huge menu of options to help make their new Windsor Run home truly a reflection of themselves. Custom options include crown molding; built-in bookcases; and upgraded lighting, fixtures, and cabinets.

“All of the apartment homes at Windsor Run will connect directly to the clubhouse through climate-controlled walkways,” says Senger. “But the convenience of living inside the clubhouse is a benefit never before experienced at an Erickson Living community. We anticipate that these homes will be the first to sell out.”

Going, going…

Since the commencement of construction, Windsor Run’s sales center has been busier than ever. Senger and his staff meet daily with future residents, sharing information on apartment home options, signing people up on the priority list, and leading virtual tours of various one and two bedroom floor plans and the Woodland Commons Clubhouse. 

“Now is a great time to schedule a visit,” says Senger. “There is never any pressure to make a decision, simply numerous opportunities to learn more and watch Windsor Run come to life.”