Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the prestigious master-planned community of Las Colinas is Cortland La Villita, a 306-unit garden-style apartment community. The Cortland Design team is currently transforming this multifamily community that was built in 2007 with a large-scale renovation that includes the leasing center, clubhouse, fitness center, and apartment homes.
Take a behind the scenes look at the transformation. You’ll see why this is our August Featured Project of the month.
The Leasing & Club Room
The previous design was an open concept that merged the prospective resident and the current resident experience. There wasn’t a defined area for leisure and entertainment for existing residents, and the apartment shoppers had to navigate to the back of the building to reach a leasing consultant. The new layout creates a proper welcoming environment by placing the sales team at the entrance of the building. By separating the spaces, residents can now enjoy the clubhouse room as a full extension of their private residences. The clubroom features multiple areas of lounging and entertaining.
The Fitness Center
Having access to a state of the art fitness facility is a bonus for any community, but for Cortland Design it’s the standard. The prior fitness center was small and had basic equipment. In the new plans, we expanded the square footage by converting an unused conference room that created a fitness on-demand workout zone that is outfitted with towel bar and water fridge.
The units received a full renovation that includes shaker cabinet with granite countertops in both the kitchen and bathrooms. Kitchen backsplash tile, vynal flooring, and under counter lighting. All of the hardware, plumbing, and light fixtures are from our in-house product supplier, CASK. The neutral and modern selection creates a blank slate for future residents.
Overall, our lead designer wanted to stay true to the new-world feel of the community. The goal was to create a model unit that felt lived in and warm. This was accomplished by using furniture and accessories that were transitional and stylish but also vibrant in finishes and textures.