Welcome toKenwood Commons
The Abbey at Kenwood Commons will transform the regal estate originally constructed in 1852 and later enlarged into one of the country’s most beautiful convents—into luxury residential condominiums, amenity and support space, indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, hiking and bike paths, playgrounds and dog parks, a world class spa, and a country club.
And while it is our goal to pamper our residents and members, and care for their every need—we also feel compelled to share this most special place not only with those lucky enough to live here—but with the entire community as well by bringing the Kenwood Arts & Cultural Center to Kenwood Commons.
Home ofThe Arts & Cultural Center
The Arts & Cultural Center is being built to house the Kenwood Artists-in-Residence Program where we invite world-class artists, sculptors, writers, chefs and scholars to Kenwood Commons for an 8 week complimentary stay where they are provided with studio space to create their art if they are fine artists or sculptors, a performance kitchen for the culinary arts, and quiet work space for our writers, poets and scholars.
And in return for 8 weeks at Kenwood Commons these artists leave behind a work of art which we display in our galleries or sculpture gardens, which are open to the public. And if they are scholars, writers or poets, they will present one lecture every week which is open to the public. The world-class culinary artists will present a signature dish in our performance kitchen, which is also open to the public. In addition The Arts & Cultural Center will offer classes in art, culture and wellness to all in the community.
As the project develops, after The Abbey is completed, we envision growing Kenwood Commons into a community by adding several hotels and restaurants offering wellness programs as well as luxury accommodations, and building additional housing at Kenwood Commons—from luxury for-sale housing, as well as rental apartments and workforce housing.
The Abbey at Kenwood Commons will seamlessly incorporate modern design and state of the art technology into the magnificent palatial estate, while maintaining the historic character that pays homage to the building’s legacy.
The Abbey at Kenwood Commons offers its residents resplendent luxury. Each of our very special condominium residences, has been painstakingly designed to highlight their historic and architectural beauty and to seamlessly incorporate all of today’s new “Smart-Home” technology. Imagine expecting a delivery and being able to open your door remotely from your phone while sitting in a café in Paris. From hand cut wooden doors to custom made light fixtures, to the finest marble, woodwork, and wallcoverings…nothing is as beautiful, or more thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the most discerning buyer.
Residents of The Abbey will enjoy unparalleled amenities, which include:
- 24/7 Concierge Service
- Indoor Pool
- Gym/Health Club
- Arts & Cultural Center
- Business Center
- Guest Suites
- Dog Park
- Party Space
- Direct Communication to the Front Desk
- Mail & Package Room with Refrigerated Space
The Kenwood Club gives a new twist on a grand idea of a country club for tomorrow! Our residents and our non-resident members will have the great privilege of belonging to a social club geared towards those interested in arts & culture. The Kenwood Club is an exclusive private club for all residents and those who qualify as members, will offer them a transcendent experience of fine dining, hospitality, spa, and events. Members can dine with world class chefs, scholars and artists, in our artist-in-residence program. Please contact our sales office to learn more.
The Arts and Cultural Center is a non-for-profit corporation that is membership-based. Its mission is to promote art and culture in the Capital Region. The Arts & Cultural Center is being built to house the Kenwood Artists & Scholars in Residence Program, where we invite world-class artists, sculptors, writers, chefs and scholars to Kenwood Commons. Their 8 week no-cost stay will be provided with studio space to create their art. If they are fine artists or sculptors, a performance kitchen will be provided for the culinary arts, and quiet work space for our writers, poets and scholars.
In return for 8 weeks at Kenwood Commons, these artists will leave behind a work of art, which we will display in our galleries and sculpture gardens, which are open to the public. If they are scholars, writers or poets, they will present one lecture every week which is also open to the public, and the world-class culinary artists will present a signature dish in our performance kitchen. In addition the Arts & Cultural Center will offer classes in art, culture and wellness to all in the community.
Our signature treatments are being developed to address guests’ increasing desire for simple, effective and authentic spa experiences, which can be extended to one’s home. Each of our aromatherapy-based products are being developed according to the oriental principles of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Bringing together the purest plant and flower oils from east and west, the blends will reflect the unique balancing properties of each of the elements.
The Spa at Kenwood will be designed to evoke luxury, serenity, and elegant beauty. Each part of the Spa and its amenities will evoke the highest standards of design and Spa excellence.