Seeing is believing

Virtual tour of the heart of Windsor Run now available

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February 16th, 2017
This frame is part of Windsor Run’s new virtual tour, which takes viewers through all three floors of the Woodland Commons Clubhouse.

This frame is part of Windsor Run’s new virtual tour, which takes viewers through all three floors of the Woodland Commons Clubhouse.

This month, Woodland Commons Clubhouse, the heart of the Windsor Run community, will be on display for the world to see. A virtual tour of the clubhouse is now available in the sales office, providing an interactive, 360-degree view of the highly anticipated clubhouse.

“I live right down the road from Windsor Run and enjoy watching the community come to life,” says Windsor Run priority list member Jackie Nordoff. “The virtual tours of the various apartment homes provide a great look at the inside of my future home. I’m excited to now see the virtual tour of the clubhouse. I look forward to creating many happy memories there.”

Guests embarking on the virtual tour will enjoy views of the outdoor terrace and fireplace, the state-of-the-art fitness center, all-season junior Olympic-size pool, three dining venues, a movie theater, marketplace, salon and spa, and art studio. 

“We are excited to provide our future community members with an inside look at the Woodland Commons Clubhouse,” says Tom Senger, director of sales. “No other spot on campus will offer so many opportunities to meet friends, engage in activities, exercise, dine, and simply have fun. And the best part is that our virtual tour boasts a user-friendly design. With a simple click of the mouse, viewers can view the ceilings, hallways, walls, and various rooms, leaving no part of the clubhouse unviewed.”

Growing trend

The Woodland Commons virtual tour is not the first such tour offered by the Windsor Run sales team. 

“Last year we launched virtual tours of our most popular apartment floor plans,” says Sales Associate Mindi Thinnes. “The response has been terrific. Each day I meet with prospective residents who have spent time virtually viewing our various floor plans. They almost always point to something specific they saw online that helped in their decision-making.”

Virtual tours are part of a growing trend among homebuyers. According to ERA Real Estate, more and more homebuyers, including 70% of senior buyers are turning to online photos, videos, and virtual tours to help in the decision-making process.

“It’s a great first step,” says Thinnes. “When I meet with people who view our online virtual tours, they can immediately begin discussing the options they prefer and the designs they favor.”

The Windsor Run website ( also provides details on construction milestones for those interested in keeping up to date with the new community.

Where it all happens

The new Woodland Commons virtual tour provides an up-close-and-personal look into the many community spaces inside the three-story, 56,000-square-foot clubhouse.

For community members at other Erickson Living communities, the clubhouse is the site of hundreds of activities, clubs, classes, and socializing. Windsor Run’s clubhouse will also feature three dining venues—a sit-down restaurant, a café, and a casual pub. 

“It sure simplifies one’s life to find so many needed services and amenities readily available inside the clubhouse,” says Carl Nemecek, a community member at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. 

“It is wonderful that we can see a doctor and medical specialists, go to the barber, buy some basic grocery items, enjoy exercise and pool time, grow vegetables in a garden, choose from a large menu of dinner options, and participate in an extremely wide variety of activities without leaving home,” he adds.

“Having so many amenities under one roof is not only convenient, it is also a lifesaver when the weather chooses not to cooperate,” says Margaretta Smith, a community member at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. “Our usual high-quality activities, such as classes, lectures, and concert groups, continue throughout the year. It’s a joy not only to have our needs met but to engage in so many activities that bring our community closer together.”

Rooms inside the clubhouse

Windsor Run’s Woodland Commons Clubhouse also showcases something very special, a first for an Erickson Living community—an entire floor of sought-after apartment homes inside the clubhouse. 

Occupying the third floor, the clubhouse will feature a mix of one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath, and two-bedroom, two-bath apartment homes. Each will come equipped with stainless steel Energy Star kitchen appliances, granite countertops, tiled bath and showers with adjustable showerheads, and modern lighting and flooring options. 

“Having new homes in the clubhouse is unique to Windsor Run and will provide a lifestyle in the midst of activity while still ensuring the privacy and peaceful environment that Erickson Living residents expect,” says Senger.

Plan to visit in person to learn more

Now that this particular virtual tour is available, Senger encourages anyone interested in learning more about Erickson Living’s first North Carolina community to schedule an appointment with the sales office and take the virtual tour. 

“Following up a virtual tour with an informative question and answer session is a great way to learn all you can about the future at Windsor Run,” he says. “There is never any pressure to make a decision. It’s just a terrific opportunity to see the online clubhouse come to life—in person!”