For fifteen years the Fairgate Inn in Camas served not only as a bed and breakfast, but a beautiful wedding venue for couples looking to tie the knot. During this period, Jennifer Coriell watched as her parents, Jack and Christine Foyt, built businesses that drew customers to the gorgeous landmark estate on the hill, all the while envisioning what she would do with the property if given the chance.
In 2014, Fairgate was remodeled, and Jennifer was granted permission to make her vision for the estate a reality; creating an assisted living center for seniors who needed additional care.
Today, Corriel, who serves as the administrator and the manager of Fairgate Estates, and her parents, who still own Fairgate Estate, are planning an expansion that will add an additional five suites to an area on the estate that was previously used as a reception hall. With a tenured staff, including some who have been at Fairgate for three years or more, a staff registered nurse, and Certified nursing assistants trained in diabetes and dementia, the Foyts and Corriel have succeeded in creating a space for seniors that provides personalized care, relationships, and quick response to any health care needs.
What other landmark homes have you seen that have been turned into something that benefits the community around them?