With more than 1,000 square feet of well-designed space, the Dogwood residence at The Overlook in Charlton, Massachusetts, is one of this CCRC’s most popular apartment homes for active and independent living. When you take a closer look at what makes this particular residence special, you’ll find it comes down to how the floor plan is neatly arranged into three distinct areas, each with its own desirable features and purpose. Let’s explore this “three-zone” floor plan that you can also see in the lifelike 3D preview included below, which shows how you could arrange your very own Dogwood residence. A hub for gathering and relaxation Every time you enter the Dogwood residence, you’ll basically be walking into the “hub” of the home: the living and dining area. Flanked by the complete kitchen boasting high-end appliances and fixtures customized to your liking, the living and dining area is a bright, homey space. Envision the morning sunlight casting invigorating rays through the room’s seven large windows as you start each day, or imagine sharing laughs over drinks with new friends reveling comfortably around the table for weekly game night. And if you’re hosting special guests who happen to be a bit younger, you can entertain the grandkids with a movie on the sectional couch that easily fits everyone, or step out and spot (or catch) fireflies from the balcony or patio situated between the inviting window alcoves. A flexible space for hobbies, guests or both Choosing a new home at The Overlook does not mean giving up your lifelong passions or hobbies. Rather, it’s more the opposite. With the flexible second bedroom space located right in the middle of the Dogwood apartment home, you can create a perfect space to practice your favorite pastimes. Here are a few ideas: Bring your brushes, easel and smock to create your own art studio. Turn it into a cinephile’s (or sports fan’s) dream with a wall-mounted big screen, two cushy theater chairs and a high-fidelity speaker system. Create the perfect at-home yoga studio with natural light, plenty of wall space for tapestries and room for friends’ mats, too. Stay organized and in touch by creating a home office space that’s perfect for consulting, conducting video conferences with family and friends or completing that book you’ve always wanted to write. Make it your own mini-museum and use it to assemble and showcase your model trains, planes and automobiles, or puzzles and other handcrafts. Fortunately, even if you use the second bedroom for a passion project or two, you’ll likely still have space to host guests for the night or the weekend. The space, which has two large closets for storage, can easily accommodate a full bed or a fold-out couch. Plus, there’s a full bathroom right across the hall for guests’ comfort—and for everyone’s privacy. A marvelous master suite The master suite of the Dogwood residence is the last room you’ll visit while walking through, but there’s a good chance it becomes your favorite of the three “zones” that this home presents. It boasts convenience, comfort and privacy. Speaking of convenience, the full-size washer and dryer are located within the master suite, making laundry day a breeze. Plus, because the Dogwood’s massive walk-in closet is just a few steps from the laundry room, it makes putting away your freshly cleaned clothes easier than ever. No more lugging laundry baskets up and down the stairs! You’ll also enjoy a bedroom area that can easily fit a king-size bed and complete bedroom set. When you wake for another day of adventures, you can get a fresh start in the large master bathroom featuring a contemporary walk-in shower. Perhaps what you will enjoy most is the privacy that the master suite in the Dogwood provides. Because the master suite is tucked away beyond the entrance, central corridor and middle bedroom, it almost feels like its own “home within a home” even if you have guests. There’s no doubt that you have a favorite spot or two in your current house, and you’re sure to find a new favorite cozy spot within the Dogwood among the three discussed here. And making your new spot even better is having no stairs to navigate, no worries about maintenance and no time spent on tedious chores! Of course, there is so much more to The Overlook than just the residences, and we would love to show you (via a COVID-careful personal tour) what we mean. Get in touch to coordinate your own personal—or virtual—appointment with one of our experienced and friendly team members. Click here or call 508-202-4090 today!