Luxury Senior Living At The Variel ‘Designed To Stun,’ Architectural Digest Says

June 25, 2021

The illustrious magazine Architectural Digest has chosen The Variel as one of five new ‘luxury senior residences’ that are changing how people look at retirement living. 

Architectural Digest, known for its exquisite photography and feature articles on fascinating places to live and visit, recently published an article showcasing five community brands that are redefining senior living. The Variel of Woodland Hills is one of those five.

The Variel of Woodland Hills“Senior living today is going the way of high design and hipness: A new cadre of upscale and stylish communities are more akin to sleek boutique hotels or luxury condominiums than the afterthought environments they were in the past,” Shivani Vora wrote in the article.

With its contemporary design, premium amenities and fresh perspective on senior care, along with a rental concept that’s relatively rare in Southern California, we refer to The Variel as a “next-generation” senior living community. By offering amenities like the Zenergy Fitness Center and Juice Bar, an indoor swimming pool and the 1502™ golf simulator, along with personalized programs like MOSAIC Personalized Care, The Variel goes well beyond what you’d expect from a retirement community.

“We are gratified that Architectural Digest has recognized the exemplary work that our partners have put into creating The Variel’s trendsetting design,” said Jim Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of West Bay Senior Living. “With people living considerably longer now compared with a few generations ago, today’s 60- and 70-something-year-olds are embracing a vibrant, active, on-the-go lifestyle. Just because they’re retired, that doesn’t mean they’re ready to slow down. We see people in their late eighties and older who are squeezing the most out of every single day. They’ve inspired us to create an upscale environment that will match their zeal. A place where they’ll have everything they need to prosper.” 

Here at The Variel, we’re excited to be capturing the attention of such eminent publications as Architectural Digest, especially since we haven’t even welcomed our first resident yet. Though, to be honest, we’re not really surprised. We say that because there’s a stellar team that has been collaborating for more than 3 years to bring The Variel to fruition.

VTBS Architects: Meaningful Design Solutions

Widely acknowledged for its creative design with substantial technical abilities, the architectural firm of Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh (VTBS Architects) is responsible for the thoughtful design details you’ll see throughout The Variel. 

RVD Associates: Bespoke Interior Design Concepts

The diverse and talented team of designers at the award-winning interior design firm RVD Associates, led by Rodrigo Vargas, called on their experience in high-end hospitality projects to bring a feeling of approachable elegance to senior living at The Variel. 

South Bay Partners: A Developer On The Leading Edge

South Bay Partners has been a pioneer in the senior living space for more than 25 years, developing superior-quality residential communities with a reputation for aligning with—and exceeding—seniors’ expectations.   

West Bay Senior Living: Management With A Focus On Total Well-Being

As The Variel’s management company, West Bay brings a holistic approach to senior living, encompassing not only mind, body, and spirit but environment as well. Residents can be assured that West Bay will keep them connected and inspired through shared events, experiences and the latest technology. 

Luxury Senior Residences To Address An Unmet Need

High-quality retirement communities are hard to find in Southern California. The Variel will fill that void, bringing senior living to a whole new level. We’re proud to raise the bar.

Read the full article from Architectural Digest here.

You can help shape this one-of-a-kind community by becoming a founding member of the VIP Program at The Variel. In addition to priority selection of your residence, you’ll have access to exclusive benefits and members-only events. 

If you would like more information about the VIP Program or The Variel in general, we invite you to call (818) 651-0168 or get in touch with us online!