DESIGN CENTER – September 2001
|Pleasantville, New Jersey|
|Type of Facility/Setting:|
Sister Eletta Felli
QMA Architects & Planners
27,000 square feet
|Sister Eletta Felli, Chief Administrator, Villa Raffaella: "The entrance to the facility is very nice and welcoming, with a living room on the right and a library with a fireplace on the left. Because we are a religious community, the chapel is the main focus, and residents like it very much.|
"We have three different neighborhoods with household apartments, including two apartments for married couples. Between the neighborhoods are common areas, such as laundry rooms and kitchenettes. On the second floor is a beauty salon, which offers
|more privacy, and residents like it because they don't want people to see them with their hair set.|
"Besides the living room, library and chapel in the common area, we have a wellness center, a bistro, a main dining room and a private dining room. Along the front is the front porch, and at the back is a private, enclosed walking area. The residents love the front porch because they can see more activities-people coming in, cars going by; they really like to see what's going on.
"The facility is a little town. It's small, but beautiful."
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