FOCUS GROUPS TOLD THE developer of Mirasol at Celebration that some seniors are not ready for assisted-living/independent-living communities, but they can afford luxury and want the freedom of rentals. The 209-unit, active adult community helps fill the void. Architect Paige Close designed a complex that offers an active but pampered lifestyle. The apartments range in size from one to three bedrooms and feature walk-in showers and raised electrical outlets. Amenities include a day spa, a fitness center, concierge staff, and a cybercafe.

CATEGORY: Active adult community; ENTRANT/ARCHITECT: Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, Tenn.; BUILDER: The Bove Co., Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; DEVELOPER: GDC Properties, Orlando, Fla.; LAND PLANNERS: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York; Cooper, Robertson & Partners Architects, New York; LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Dix Nance Landscape Architecture, Longwood, Fla.; INTERIOR DESIGNER: Anne Rue Interiors, Lake Mary, Fla.

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