| The Pines at|
and Rehabilitation Center
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NEW YORK
| PROJECT SUMMARY|
Type of Facility/Setting: Skilled Nursing Facility
Owner: Cattaraugus County, New York
Chief Administrator: John Ognibene, (716) 353-8516
Architecture: SWBR Architects, (585) 232-8300
Photography: David Revette Photography, (315) 463-4499
Resident Capacity: 117 beds
Total Project Area: 85,000 sq. ft.
Construction Costs: $12,000,000
Cost/Sq. Ft.: $141
| Building on an existing site with more than 100 years of tradition in caring for those with health-related disabilities, Cattaraugus County, in the Southern Tier of New York State, presented its residents with a delightful new state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility while staying within a tight state budget. The Pines of Machias met preservation goals by renovating the county’s oldest standing structure, the Stone House (circa 1868). Located on the campus, the two-story stone-cut structure has been continually occupied by the county to serve the area’s healthcare needs, first as a poorhouse and now as a county office building.|
A keystone and hub of the new facility is the signature Octagon House, which recalls a favored regional and historically significant late 1800s farmhouse’style. This building welcomes visitors and residents to the reception/parlor area, hearth, library, and piano, and is graced by the characteristic grand stair and cupola. Residents enter their rooms from this hub. Units include private rooms and well-configured L-shaped semiprivate rooms with each bed having its own headwall and window. There is also a dedicated wing for dementia care, which includes its own covered porch and enclosed courtyard.
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