23 Jan Clermont Park Bistro Renovation
Before and After photos of Clermont Park’s Lobby and Marketplace Renovations.
Clermont Park is tucked away in a well-established residential neighborhood just outside Denver, CO with large trees, lush gardens, and lawns. Thus, the inspiration to transform the former Marketplace to better leverage the beautiful outdoor patio, quaint pond, and walking path creating a serene and much-loved aspect of the community.
The Marketplace is the “community hub,” providing dining and social options uniting all community neighborhoods. Owned and operated by Christian Living Communities, we partnered with architect Lantz Boggio, and general contractor Pinkard Construction, to update and reposition the dining space to better serve residents and team members with an improved connection between indoors and outdoors, increased natural ventilation, and improved safety and functionality features.
Reception and Lobby
Inspired by the state’s slogan “Colorful Colorado”, the design focuses on providing a bright and tranquil place that promotes community engagement and connection with nature. The modern design reimagines the sense of space, with increased flexibility that feels both wide-open as the Colorado sky, but as intimate as gathering around a campfire. Utilizing rich colors and textures, the design brings a sense of warmth the community is known for but doing so in a fresh color pallet and new integrated technologies.
There is a real sense of community ownership for The Pines Café and Lounge as residents and team members were integral voices within the redevelopment plan, voting on design elements, participating in discussion circles, and offering meaningful input on everything from chair selections to artwork.
Enclosing the Fireside lounge with richly stained decorative screen walls and modern pane glass windows has created an intimate venue for residents, visitors and staff alike to relax by the newly refurbished fireplace.
Bistro and Marketplace
The renovation has resulted in a fast-casual, meets high-end dining experience with increased variety and choice in dining options. The updated kitchen is better equipped to produce delicious meal options with modern technologies to increase safety and wellness. The bright, airy venue with its increased natural ventilation and direct connection to the outdoors has inspired more people to dine in the once under-used space.
Specific design features include an accordion-style NanaWall that fully retracts to offer an “al fresco” dining experience, heated grab-and-go casework, and a professional grade espresso machine providing a wider range of specialty options and flexibility for residents. Additionally, a reconfigured bistro kitchen outfitted with Kaliber (induction, and ventless cooking equipment), creates a more open and seamless bistro experience while expanding culinary options.
Reimagining this dark and dingy corner of the bistro into a Private Dining space has revitalized the space and created a new venue for various activities and functions. Whether it’s breakfast club, or wine tasting, this private dining space complete with modern, sliding barn doors and sheer curtains, provides an intimate setting for residents and visitors to enjoy an elevated experience.
A huge thank you and congratulations to our Partners CLC, Lantz-Boggio and Pinkard Construction for earning Second Place on this project for Senior Housing New Awards 2022. See the award winning project on their website here.
If you want to learn more about our interior design services contact the team at Aneka Interiors, Inc!