If staying home more has got you thinking of a change of address, three recently opened, statement-making apartment buildings in Cleveland are vying for your attention. With loads of amenities, floorplans, views and social distancing-friendly common areas, Church & State, the Lumen and the May offer pretty good spots to hang your hat.
Church & State
The 11-story State and six-story Church buildings are certainly eye-catching, combining Spanish slate and white plank siding to create a dynamic, cube-like facade. Featuring high-end appliances and in-suite washers and dryers, the 158 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom pads running from $1,345-$4,650 a month, are equally stunning. But the real draw, says developer Graham Veysey, is its location in the Hingetown neighborhood. “You’ve got a James Beard Award-nominated deli and bakery with Larder Delicatessen & Bakery, Beet Jar and Title Boxing,” he says. “All these remarkable retail experiences are literally at your front door.” livechurchandstate.com
The classic elegance of Playhouse Square fills this 34-story high-rise. Red design flourishes in the lobby, residents’ lounge and patio recall stage curtains, while a crisscrossing pattern in other areas pays homage to the neighborhood’s outdoor chandelier. Apartments, ranging from $1,470 a month for a junior one bedroom to more than $7,000 for a three-bedroom penthouse, are no less fab. Equipped with vinyl plank flooring and gas stove tops (a rarity in apartments), the 318 units offer unbeatable views of Cleveland, Lake Erie and beyond. “We’ve got floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere,” says Art Falco, Playhouse Square’s former president and CEO and current senior advisor for special projects. “You really have this spacious look and feel.” thelumenccleveland.com
The restored May Co. Building, a more than 100-year-old former department store, offers old Cleveland vibes just steps from Public Square and East Fourth Street. The building’s trapezoidal shape offers dozens of floor plans, room orientations and square footage options in 307 apartments, which range from around $1,250 to more than $2,980 a month. But some of the coolest bits of history are found in the second and third floor units, where sandblasted windows with May Co.’s M logo were restored. “There’s a general shift in people’s perspectives on history and nostalgia,” says Ken Till, senior vice president of development in Cleveland for Bedrock, the building’s developer. “The continuity to our path provides some comfort.” themaycleveland.com