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Senior living apartments are going to be “the next big thing,” as the baby boomer generation ages and continues to move into urban markets. Multi-unit interior and exterior design firm Straight Designs is creating a new model for senior living properties. The luxury communities are fully amenitized with clubhouses and swimming pools, along with bespoke touches like custom furnishings and a focus on design.

“Everyone in the multi-unit industry knows that senior living apartments are the next big thing, especially in an effort to accommodate for all of the baby boomers that are entering this specific market,” Andrew Baek, the creative director at Straight Designs, tells GlobeSt.com. “The big difference now is that we are moving away from your typical “grandma’s home” aesthetic and now turning this around to create an amazing space that anyone in any age group would love to live in. We are trying to change the mold of the vision of senior living by completely erasing the lines between age groups when you enter any of our renovations. We aim to always make sure that our designs scream resort-style living regardless of location or “set” markets.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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