Morgante Wilson Architects, Ltd. has been chosen by developers Atlantic Residential and Focus as the interiors partner for Lumen Fox Valley, a new development in Aurora, Illinois that is repositioning a portion of the Fox Valley Mall as a luxury rental community.
Repurposing a vacant Sears store and its adjacent parking lot, Lumen Fox Valley will include approximately 304 luxury apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. The Morgante Wilson team is designing all common spaces and amenities for the development, including a two-story lounge, private dining room and parlor, game room, fitness and yoga studio, and an outdoor pool, sundeck and grilling stations.
“Increasingly, renters in the suburbs want and expect a level of amenities that’s on par with what they would find at luxury apartment towers in the city,” said Co-Founder Elissa Morgante. “That expectation extends not only to the programming in terms of offerings that enhance their lifestyle, but also the aesthetic of these spaces. We’re working with the developers to create a design concept that will contribute to the unique character of this property and its surroundings, and speak to prospective renters. The design will create flow between the amenity areas from one space to another, creating both opportunities for shared social experiences as well as small group gatherings.”
Additionally, MWA is selecting the finish package for residences at Lumen Fox Valley, including selections for kitchens, baths and flooring. “The flavor of Lumen Fox Valley will be warm, contemporary and timeless, so we’re curating high-quality materials in a sophisticated palette, including quartz countertops, beautiful cabinetry and luxury vinyl plank flooring,” added Morgante.
Lumen Fox Valley was designed by Torti Gallas + Partners and HKM Architects + Planners. Focus is the general contractor, with financing through USAA Real Estate. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2022.