Maricita Hughes: Beauty, Innovation and Function

Hallmarks of Peachtree Hills Place’s Thoughtful Design

“The senior residential market demands an extremely high level of client input unlike any other form of commercial real estate. As Isakson Living’s Vice President of Design, it is my responsibility to merge that critical client input with the demanding construction side of our premier, upscale senior living projects.”  -Maricita Hughes

Since Maricita Hughes, Vice President of Design with Isakson Living, and Andy Isakson first started working together on commercial office buildings and retail centers in the 1990s, she has been a driving force behind the design of Isakson Living projects.

As a graduate of Georgia Tech, her knowledge and training in construction and design have been essential in achieving Isakson Living’s superb design standards.

“I love a good puzzle. I love coming up with the perfect solution for a spatial problem – one of my strengths is to design logical, innovative floorplans that flow really well,” says Maricita. “Designing each Isakson Living community is like working a puzzle. We design different floorplans, make some smaller or larger adjustments, and sometimes we even come up with a complete new floorplan, like when we want to make the best use of the remaining square footage within the footprint of a building.”

In Peachtree Hills Place, Isakson Living’s new premier condominium CCRC in the heart of Buckhead, most of the new homes feature large open kitchens, with a huge island – perfect for today’s buyers.

Peachtree Hills Place courtyard“This is definitely one of those design challenges that I like – a kitchen this size has a significant impact on the rest of the floorplan. Also, fewer walls means less cabinet space – so we added a walk-in pantry,” notes Maricita. “And, should some buyers prefer a less open kitchen, we can offer an optional enclosure or an arched opening into the living space.”

Maricita is passionate about achieving the unique “look and feel” of Peachtree Hills Place. She works closely with Members and partners with the Isakson Living construction team to create and realize a beautiful and elegant environment here and in other Isakson Living Communities. “I am honored to help interpret Andy Isakson’s brilliant ideas. He is a true visionary in the senior residential market.

“Peachtree Hills Place is unique. It is really a hybrid in today’s residential market,” continues Maricita. “People who move here are able to live their best life – in a magnificent, thoughtfully-designed home that is part of a peaceful community, right in the heart of one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods.”

She remarks: “We’ve designed Peachtree Hills Place as a haven of ‘livable luxury’ – right outside your front door is The Club with its different dining venues, the Fitness and Wellness Center, many other top amenities – as well as a full continuum of health service. Don’t settle for less – go for the best of all worlds!”

Maricita entered the senior residential market with Isakson Living in 1998 through its flagship senior project Park Springs, the successful luxury CCRC on 54 acres in Stone Mountain, where she gained valuable information about the needs and desires of senior residential market clients. She explains some of the resulting design features she has implemented in Peachtree Hills Place.

“For instance, we have designed the perfect shower – believe me, correct bench placement is important! Also, we provide slightly sloped areas under the sink, making it more accessible without affecting the aesthetics of the bathroom.”

Beauty, innovation and function.  These are the hallmarks of Maricita’s designs that she brings to Peachtree Hills Place.

Peachtree Hills Place

Peachtree Hills Place, a luxury condominium community on 20+ acres in the cultural heart of Atlanta, reflects the enduring beauty and charm of Buckhead, and many Members will consider Peachtree Hills Place an extension of the home and neighborhood they love.

Peachtree Hills Place’s beautiful model homes and Design Center are now open. To learn more about Peachtree Hills Place, and the variety of floorplans and Member services that set Peachtree Hills Place apart from any other CCRC in the greater Atlanta area, please visit or call 404-467-4900 to schedule a tour.

12 Kings Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30305