New Trilogy® at Lake Frederick Clubhouse Brings Decades-Long Project to Completion

Parent company Shea Homes® stepped in after previous
developer faced financial problems

of a new state-of-the-art lodge,
athletic club and restaurant
at Trilogy®
at Lake Frederick
, an exclusive and upscale 55+ active lifestyle
resort community 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and nestled in the
heart of the Shenandoah Valley, brings to completion a project that has
been under development for nearly a quarter century. Trilogy and its
resort communities are designed for the baby boomer generation and are a
project of Shea Homes®, the oldest and one of the largest private
homebuilders in the nation.

“We could not be more excited to finally deliver on the promise of the
Lake Frederick area,” said Jason King, general manager of Shea Homes,
who is now based in the area. “When we first looked into the Shenandoah
Valley, we knew that it had potential to be a world-class, active-adult
community, but it was a matter of getting all the details right.”

Developers have sought to bring upscale amenities to the area around the
117-acre lake since the 1990s, but various issues delayed construction
for years. Most recently, a previous developer ran into trouble during
the 2008 financial crisis, which lead to five years of uncertainty until
Shea Homes agreed to complete the club. After taking over what was
little more than an empty shell, Shea Homes added $11.5 million to
complete the project. The redesign of the new club under Shea came after
an 18-month community-wide re-envisioning process including eight focus
groups involving many of the 232 people already living in the community.

After taking over the project, Shea Homes redesigned what is now a
36,000-square-foot Shenandoah
Lodge & Athletic Club
and on-site Region’s
117 restaurant
, adding such details as a timber frame deck made with
solid Douglas fir beams using old-world techniques. The lodge also
offers world-class amenities often found in active-adult communities
such as pickle ball, a culinary studio, and an on-site golf simulator.

The lodge, athletic club and restaurant are designed to serve as the
social and activity hub of the community, bringing active-adult
residents together with fine food and wine from the greater Virginia
region. The restaurant, which is open to the public, features locally
sourced ingredients, including apples, cherries, seasonal vegetables and
herbs grown on site in a Chef’s Garden just steps away. Residents have
the option to rent a wine locker and private space to hold their own
dinner party events while enjoying the Inglenook, a tavern bar, and The
Market Place general store, which sells local gifts and gourmet food

“There’s nothing like this in the mid-Atlantic region,” added King. “We
think that Trilogy at Lake Frederick is changing the game. Active baby
boomers looking for that next step will now be able to find one with all
the natural advantages of the heart of the Shenandoah along with
top-notch amenities. It is literally the best of both worlds.”

About Trilogy® at Lake Frederick

Trilogy® at Lake Frederick is an upscale, resort-style community just 90
minutes from Washington, D.C., and nestled in the Shenandoah Valley,
offering a new choice in living for those 55+ who are looking for an
active lifestyle centered on health and wellness, exploration and
learning, and want to make close personal connections with new and
existing friends. Trilogy’s award-winning architecture and interior
design with world-class, on-site amenities, reflect the changing needs
of today’s sophisticated baby boomer. Offering premier dining
experiences, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a diverse range of
recreational and educational opportunities, Trilogy at Lake Frederick is
reinventing 55+ resort living for the greater Washington, D.C., metro
area and beyond.

To learn more, visit
or call (800) 685-6494.

About Shea Homes®

Shea Homes® is the oldest and one of the largest private homebuilders in
the nation and part of the J.F. Shea family of companies, founded in
1881. Since 1968, Shea Homes has closed in excess of 100,000 properties
delivering homes with award-winning architecture while catering to a
variety of lifestyles and budgets. Recognized as a national leader in
customer satisfaction, Shea Homes is a leading homebuilder known for
exceptional quality, sophisticated design and top-notch service.

For more information about Shea Homes and its Trilogy® communities,


Trilogy® at Lake Frederick
Alison Beckwith, 202-536-7174