The Anwelt Heritage Apartments consist
of 86 one and two-bedroom residences ranging in size from 656 to
square feet. The sun- filled residences have architectural
details such as exposed brick walls, soaring ceilings with original
beams, and oversized windows so that residents can enjoy breezes.
The apartments have views of the Nashua River, courtyard gardens,
or the nearby historic homes.
The Anwelt apartments have been designed
specifically for residents age 55 and up. We used the
principles of Universal Design, a system
that combines aesthetics with practicality, to help maintain the
independence, safety, and dignity of residents. In keeping with
the principles of universal design, the building features wide interior
doors and hallways. Each unit is designed for private, independent,
all-one-floor living. Heating and air-conditioning are individually-controlled,
and the thermostats have easy-to-read
and temperature controls. Doors and cabinets feature comfortable
lever handles. Cabinets are hung slightly lower, and electrical
outlets are installed slightly higher so that they will
be easier to access and more comfortable to use. And in order to
reduce the risk of scalding, we have turned the water heaters down
to 120 degrees.
The apartments have been designed in a palette
of natural colors: hazelnut carpets, cream walls, cherry hardwood
cabinets, and sage
Apartments are wired for cable TV and internet
access. There are also 62 unassigned, off-street parking spaces.
here to view
one- and two-bedroom apartment floorplans (PDF).
Cherry hardwood cabinets with easy-to grasp handles
Kitchen sink features a single-lever faucet.
GE Energy Star appliances (dishwasher, microwave, and electric
In the handicapped accessible apartments, the appliances have dials
on the front rather than at the rear, in order to increase visibility.
Cherry hardwood cabinets with oversized vanity
Easy-to-grasp handles on doors and cabinets
Grab bars for easier access
Many apartments feature step-in showers
Geothermal exchange reduces the energy costs to heat and cool the
Solar roof in the MassInnovation Center
Low-VOC paints used in the project, for cleaner, healthier air.
Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient lighting
Faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads, to conserve water.