Fran and Ray Stark Assisted Living Villa
The Fran and Ray Stark Assisted Living is an award-winning facility in Woodland Hills, California that is run by the Motion Picture & Television Fund. A non-profit organization dating back to the days of Charlie Chaplin, its mission is to enrich the lives of people in the entertainment community by continuously evolving to meet their health and human services needs.
The MPTF’s new, thoroughly modern villas provide a stylish and comfortable lifestyle for movie and television industry retirees. Phase 1 of the master plan that our team developed, the villas create a redefined concept of retirement for those who spent their lives redefining cinema.
Our team still wanted the space to respect tradition, but in a way that deviated from the weighty materiality typical of senior living homes. A touch of old Hollywood is communicated through the use of barrel-vaulted roofs and ceilings, reminiscent of early movie studios.
Although it took a little time to acclimate to the new aesthetic, the residents have come to love Fran and Ray Stark Villa, and are finding that its modern and spacious, light and nature-focused design—with just a few hints of old Hollywood—are providing the perfect environment to enjoy their retirement.