The 501 at Mattison Estate: A SageLife Senior Living Community

Written by: Kathy Jalivay

a cafeteria reception desk topped with white quartz countertops.

Cambria Brittanicca Warm™ featured in The 501 at Mattison Estate.

The 501 at Mattison Estate is a distinctive living community located in Ambler, PA. The active aging community is adjacent to the Lindenwold Castle and includes extraordinary common areas, distinguished dining experiences, well-appointed fitness facilities, and a wide array of daily activities. The residential living spaces offer spacious floor plans, upscale finishes, and inspired features. The community includes independent living, assisted living, and memory care among its 300 units.

Balongue Design was hired to design the interiors of The 501, a SageLife senior living community, with the aim of creating a sophisticated and pampered lifestyle for active seniors. The team was tasked with providing fresh, vibrant, and thoughtfully designed spaces with five-star amenities and services. Cambria quartz surfaces were chosen for the lobby, dining host stand, and kitchens in the 300 units within the community.

We were impressed by Cambria’s exceptional product quality, vast selection of colors and design options. Furthermore, the product’s reputation among general contractors and contractors was a major plus.
Barbara Balongue, IIDA, ASID,
President & CEO Balongue Designs

Balongue Design selected Cambria as the surface provider due to its exceptional quartz quality, extensive design options, and reputation among general and specialty contractors. “Our selection process prioritizes maintenance, particularly for countertops. Choosing a product that is easy to maintain not only protects the specifier but also enables end users to keep heavily used surfaces clean,” said Barbara Balongue, CEO of Balongue Designs. Cambria’s knowledgeable and service-oriented sales representative was another key factor in the selection process.

Balongue Design chose Cambria’s Brittanicca Warm for the common areas of the project due to its neutral design that matched the variety of finishes in multiple spaces throughout the building while maintaining a high-end look and feel. For the 300 kitchens in the project, Balongue chose Cambria’s Swanbridge™ for its ability to coordinate with the varied furniture styles residents would bring to their units. Swanbridge’s neutral tones and captivating movement enhanced the high-end look that runs consistently throughout the building.

A traditional kitchen with white cabinets, white quartz countertops, black furniture, modern appliances, and green curtians.

Swanbridge is featured in 300 kitchens in this project.

Balongue appreciates Cambria’s exceptional customer service. Cambria’s representatives keep them well-informed of new products and consistently provide samples and specification information quickly. This level of support is truly invaluable and greatly simplifies their work.

By using Cambria as the surface provider, Balongue Design was able to create an environment that felt like home for the residents of The 501. Cambria’s proven product quality, extensive design options, and superior customer service made it the obvious choice for this senior living community project. Cambria’s American-made quartz surfaces are hygienic and maintenance free, come with a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty, and are sustainable. As a family-owned business, Cambria offers both traditional and unique applications with elegant finishes that are durable and nonabsorbent.

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Cambria’s commitment to quality and innovation has been a constant source of inspiration for Blackstone. “The high quartz content in Cambria’s products makes them easier to work with, and the support provided through the Cambria University™ has been instrumental in improving fabrication techniques,” says Samuel. “Cambria’s guidance on using the right tools and blades has helped us avoid common fabrication issues, ensuring superior results for our customers.”

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