The ground has been broken and the crane is up at 4865 MacArthur Blvd. Balfour Palisades will be embracing its first residents in 2024.
Founded 23 years ago, Balfour Senior Living is a Colorado-based company that started small by design and is now expanding its luxury boutique footprint to the Palisades community. It currently has 11 locations — 10 in Colorado and one in Michigan, and its D.C. community will deliver in 2024. “We’re not looking to be the biggest,” explains Susan Juroe, the company’s co-founder. “Our goal is to be the best and most admired in our category by creating unique environments that enrich the lives of the people who live and work there. We also feel strongly about offering our residents a beautiful and compelling destination where their friends and families can also enjoy Balfour’s amenities and hospitality.”
The architecture of Balfour Palisades is inspired by local art deco landmarks — the neighborhood’s Glen Echo Amusement Park, MacArthur Theater and the glamourous residential buildings of that era, such as the Kennedy-Warren. Balfour partnered with the local developer Trammell Crow, award-winning architecture firm Perkins Eastman, which brought the stylized art deco design to life, and New York City design firm Pembrooke and Ives, who brought best-in-class residential design experience and made them ideal collaborators for this project.
The Balfour philosophy represents a commitment to an intentional lifestyle design where residents can move in independently and age in place without the distress of having to leave their apartment if the need for more advanced services arises. Balfour Palisades will feature 138 apartment homes with a variety of floor plans, from studios to two-bedroom penthouse apartments, and residents will have the convenience of a range of services from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Balfour’s incredible amenities include seasonally inspired culinary offerings at breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week in three dining venues, an indoor saltwater pool, sauna, fitness center and yoga studio, hair salon, theater, library, bar, housekeeping and home maintenance services, valet parking for residents and their guests, reserved covered parking, rooftop access and a Tesla fleet staffed with Balfour drivers to meet scheduled or spontaneous local transportation needs. Another plus: Balfour is pet friendly and will feature an indoor off-leash pet park and a pet grooming station.
Balfour’s model does not have a large “buy-in” fee, instead charging monthly rent plus a la carte levels of care when or if needed. It’s a model that requires Balfour to “earn your trust every day” and allow for flexibility should a relocation or changed life circumstances arise. Additionally, couples can stay together with care brought into their apartment home if needed.
Balfour Palisades leasing center is located at 4418 MacArthur Blvd. For more information about Balfour Palisades, visit balfourcare.com or call 202-935-5250 to schedule an appointment.
“At Balfour, we’re creating communities where everyone can feel valued and welcome and are free to discover new interests and friendships.”