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Lisa Cini, an award-winning architectural designer and founder of Mosaic Design Studio, has purchased the Columbus Woodland Manor Mansion in Ohio and plans to renovate it into a fully functional space with the latest technology for senior and multi-generational living.

The Woodland Manor rehab will integrate the latest in-home living technology. The project will incorporate modern designs and disruptions while honoring the existing details of the French Opera style mansion, originally built in 1914. Renovations are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

“Woodland Manor will be transformed into a living technology lab, hosting guests in an Airbnb short-term setting for millennials, Gen-Xers and boomers to connect and test the latest technologies so they could potentially retrofit their own homes to age in place or know what to look for when selecting a retirement community in the future. Think the Jetsons come to life for 2019 and beyond,” says Cini.

The project will feature a demonstration kitchen with full Moley Robotics, an advanced robot that cooks with the skill of a master chef; and Foodini, an actual 3-D printing system for food. A full-service spa with fitness technology from NASA’s space program is also in the works. The project will also include a ballroom/education space, high-tech music room, a creation studio where guests can record their own music, and bedrooms for overnight guests.

“Woodland Manor will showcase what’s possible now and coming in home and senior living communities, stimulating the imagination about what the future holds. As our population grows up with more and more tech integrated into the every day, look for senior living to reflect our fully digital age,” says Cini.

Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Cini


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