More than a real estate development, much more than a retirement center, Maravilla Scottsdale Senior Living is an amenity-rich community located on 26 acres. (see video)

Project Challenge

More than a real estate development, much more than a retirement center, the Maravilla Scottsdale senior living community is designed for people aged “62 and better,” as the management likes to say. And they don’t call it an “old folks’ home.” Not contemporary, not traditional, but unique—that’s the feel of this amenity-rich community located on 26 acres.

Maravilla residents expect nothing but the best, and they have options aplenty. They may choose private living quarters that either a casita or a condominium provides. An assisted living wing with a memory care unit is also on site. Maravilla’s retirement resort lifestyle surroundings have a cohesive architecture unified by a clubhouse feel, especially in the common areas.

Architectural Solution

JELD-WEN coordinated styles and matched exterior colors on all of the windows and patio doors. The windows and doors are an important feature of the design and their color and style coordination was a critical benefit to the architectural team because a breadth of materials and products were used.

The private condominiums and casitas feature Premium Aluminum windows and Siteline EX Swing Patio doors. Santa Fe entry doors with 20-minute fire ratings were used in the condominium unit entries and Custom Wood entry doors were used in the casita entries. Carved two-panel interior doors were used in all of the units.

The full-time care unit features JELD-WEN Custom Wood doors with unique custom carved grille inlays, also created by JELD-WEN, in the dining room and library, as well as several other special use rooms in the building. JELD-WEN Carved two-panel interior doors lend a comfortable feel, and JELD-WEN Custom Wood 90-minute fire rated doors and jambs with the intumescent edges in the door slabs provide passive fire protection.

Maravilla’s full service resort atmosphere is instantly apparent in the many common areas in the lodge and spa buildings, where Arizona’s abundant natural light filters through JELD-WEN Siteline EX direct set and picture windows that coordinate seamlessly with Custom Clad Epic bi-folding doors and large stud pocket mull systems comprised of Custom Clad direct set sidelights and transoms.

Product Details

  • Custom Clad Epic Doors with Custom Clad direct set sidelights and transom
  • Custom Clad Bi-folding door system with Epic panels and transom system
  • Siteline EX Clad direct set and in sash picture units
  • Siteline EX Clad Swing Patio Doors
  • Premium Aluminum Windows
  • Carved two panel ¼” thick interior doors
  • Carved two panel 1 ¾” thick interior doors
  • Custom Wood interior doors
  • Custom Wood exterior doors
  • Custom Wood doors with custom carved grill inlays
  • Custom Wood 90-minute fire rated doors and jambs with the intumescent edges in the door slabs
  • Santa Fe Solid Core 20-minute fire rated entry door

Project Team

  • Developer: SRG
  • Architect: Allen + Philp Architects, Scottsdale
  • Builder: The WEITZ Company