Murano Mixes Luxury, Retirement and Fun in New Senior Living Tower

August 28, 2019

SEATTLE, WA–Leisure Care, one of the largest senior living and hospitality companies in the country, will open a 24-story luxury senior living tower this fall. Murano is Leisure Care’s first senior living tower and its first senior housing community in the Seattle city limits. Located in the First Hill neighborhood, Murano has a 95 Walk Score (a Walker’s Paradise according to Walk Score®).  Murano will offer independent living and assisted living options, as well as Leisure Care’s signature memory care services.

“Murano is billed as the place where retirement and luxury playfully mingle,” said Andy Gomes, Senior Partner at Leisure Care. “We are thrilled to move into the Seattle market with a building which embodies our company’s “Five-Star Fun” philosophy. We offer an active and engaging lifestyle to the 55-plus and senior communities, each who values continued connectedness to the vibrancy of Seattle.”

In a departure from many senior living residences in Seattle, Murano will offer its apartments on a month-to-month rental basis, with monthly pricing starting at $4,950.

Columbia Pacific Advisors is the project developer, and Seattle-based Leisure Care will lead the building management and operations efforts. The LEED silver building was designed by architecture firm Ankrom Moisan, with landscaping by Berger Partnership. PCL is general contractor.

The building was intentionally designed to offer a refreshing approach to senior living. Located near the Frye Art Museum, Ankrom Moisan pulled inspiration from the art gallery and worked to incorporate Leisure Care’s core philosophy. With a sense of discovery throughout, the building is designed to be forward thinking, modern and playful—a desired destination for residents, as well as their families and guests.

“The Frye Art Museum showcases artwork in the salon style with huge gilded frames and we wanted to incorporate this captivating design element into Murano through the colors and dynamic architecture,” said Jennifer Sobieraj Sanin, of Ankrom Moisan. “Throughout the building and the tower, you get moments of surprise, color and texture. You get a framed experience with wow moments.”

The project, located at 620 Terry Avenue on First Hill, features 243 apartments, including 29 studios, 143 one bed/one bath apartments, 37 two bed/two bath apartments and 12 penthouse suites which offer panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Puget Sound, the Cascades, Olympics and Mount Rainier.

Murano will offer luxury personalized services and a robust health and wellness lifestyle. Signature programs will include the PrimeFit fitness program, offering group and individual training in the on-site PrimeFit gym; Travel by Leisure Care—the company’s full-service travel agency; and BrainHQ—brain training and fitness for seniors powered by Posit Science®.

A wellness suite will include a spa and salon, barber shop and massage therapy. Valet parking with access to the subterranean, secured garage will be included along with concierge services, theatre, auditorium, art studio and game room. Murano will be pet friendly with outdoor space on the fifth floor.

The tower will offer three dining venues on the fifth floor: a fine dining restaurant, a casual dining restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Murano will also feature a rooftop deck including a bar on the 24th floor and two outdoor terraces for al fresco dining. A separate retail space will house a café and wine bar and will be open to the public.

The Murano sales office opened in early May and is located at 901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1515. The project is targeted for completion in the fall of 2019.

Founded in 1976, Leisure Care operates 50 retirement communities and nearly 8,000 apartments in the United States. Leisure Care’s inventive ‘Five-Star Fun’ philosophy is changing the perception of senior living by providing amenities commonly associated with luxury hotels and which support healthy, active lifestyles.

Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC (“CPA”) is a Seattle based alternative investment firm with over $2 billion of AUM.

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