Sentry Hill at York Harbor- The Inn

The Inn at Sentry Hill is the centerpiece of a retirement community that also offers a full continuum of healthcare. The wood-framed structure is designed in the grand hotel style of the 1890s.

To construct this oasis of privacy in York Beach, Ouellet first had to blast through more than 50,000 cubic yards of ledge and build a quarter-mile-long road to bring in utilities—with minimal disturbance to the neighboring homes.

The inn houses 33 apartments, 26 assisted living units, a 20-bed dementia care unit, 22 residential care beds, and 12 skilled nursing care beds, as well as dining rooms, physical therapy rooms, sitting rooms, a library, sunroom, and outdoor patio. Ouellet also created a .5-acre pond for residents to enjoy.

The dementia care wing was finished ahead of schedule, which allowed caregivers to complete their mandated training and open with the rest of the facility.