Scandinavian senior living: Nordic influence marks Stoughton senior home

Senior Living

Image courtesy of Iconica
This rendering shows the lobby of the building, construction of which has just begun.

Stoughton, Wis.

Tukka Properties, a senior living developer, and operator Tealwood Senior Living started construction on their fourth joint ground-up project. Kettle Park Senior Living will be approximately 130,000 square feet and will include 79 independent and assisted-living apartments with an attached memory care wing with an additional 21 apartments. Iconica designed the building and is also running the construction. The project will be completed during the summer of 2019 and will be located in the new Kettle Park West neighborhood of Stoughton, Wis., joining retail, apartments, and single-family homes.

“Our Tealwood Senior Living team is excited for the opportunity to serve the seniors of Stoughton. We recognize the rich heritage of this great city and look forward to providing premier senior services in the beautiful Kettle Park Senior Living community,” says Howie Groff, president of Tealwood Senior Living.

Rachel Pientka, vice president of operations for Tukka Properties, adds: “Embracing Stoughton’s Scandinavian heritage and downtown are important to us. The exterior design features light colors, Norwegian style roofs, and farmhouse-style porches. Interior features include a bistro and various dining areas, flexible activity spaces, arts & crafts room, library, salon, fitness and wellness spaces, and a theater. Outside areas include a large outdoor patio, walking paths, raised gardening beds, and a putting green. We are striving to create a place residents find comforting and fulfilling.”

The project’s design took inspiration from small Scandinavian villages to come up with the modern farmhouse design. Iconica’s architects and Tukka partnered with interior design firm Henricksen to create an inviting and comfortable environment that will meet the needs of its future residents.

“The Kettle Park project will be light and bright, [with] influence from traditional Norwegian crafts and details inspired by the Scandinavian landscape. We design a lot of senior housing, and we are very excited about the innovative thinking by Iconica, Tukka, and Tealwood. It is going to be a great community,” says Amy Bursey, director at Henricksen.

In addition to the many activities available within the building, group transportation will also be available to visit downtown Stoughton and participate in the many events the community has to offer each year.

Tukka Properties is a developer based in Madison, Wis., with senior living facilities and other projects around the state. Founded in 1989, Tealwood Senior Living is an expert in all types of senior living care based in Bloomington, Minn. Iconica is an integrated design-build company with commercial projects focusing in southern Wisconsin. Henricksen is a full-service contract furniture dealership including interior design services specialized for the senior housing industry.

This article originally appeared in the June 15, 2018, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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