Commonwealth Architects

Deco at CNB Apartments

Richmond, VA
Size: 259,500 sf
Services: Historic Tax CreditsArchitectureHistoric PreservationInterior Design
Awards: Student Housing Business, Best Implementation of Mixed-Use in Off-Campus Housing, 2017 ENR MidAtlantic, Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit, 2017 Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE), Project of the Year, 2017 International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA), First Place in Multifamily Residential, 2017

Bringing new life to one of the Richmond’s most iconic buildings, Douglas Development Corporation has turned the former Central National Bank into 200 unique 21st-century apartments, known as Deco at CNB. Designed by Commonwealth Architects, this adaptive reuse project is a perfect marriage between the exceptional Art-Deco design of the late 1920s and the clean, crisp contemporary style of today. Deco at CNB, located at 219 East Broad Street, brings a new vitality into the area bordering the financial district and Jackson Ward in downtown Richmond, VA.

The most significant interior space is the existing public-banking hall on the first floor facing Broad Street. Refurbished to return it to its former glory, the hall features a richly-ornamented coffered, vaulted ceiling with patterned terrazzo floors and decorative bronze features. On the upper floors, prospective tenants can choose from a diverse blend of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Unique, modern finishes are found throughout the interiors of each unit, public and retail space, while the units themselves provide an interesting flow of spaces for contemporary living.

Amenities for Deco at CNB are located in the annex, and include a clubhouse, lounge, fitness center, business center, community rooms and outdoor entertainment areas.


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