Lower Cape Fear Hospice provides patients a comfortable and dignified place for end-of-life care in a warm, familiar setting. The owner requested that the facility have a “coastal farmhouse” feel, and designers incorporated simple and elegant materials which recall vernacular rural forms.
The 13,400 SF facility includes 7 bedrooms, a family kitchen and dining room, small family gathering spaces, and medical and administrative support spaces. Each patient room has a private outdoor patio with a covered porch, allowing outdoor use in various weather conditions. The design accommodates the future expansion of 4 additional bedrooms and a chapel.
LS3P also assisted with site selection, programming, preliminary design and cost analysis, and collaborated with landscape architect H. Burkert & Co. to develop a master plan which carefully integrates public and private spaces and views to nature.