The Mercantile Lofts were designed by Cleveland architects Sanvick Architects for Coon Restoration and began leasing residential apartments in 2011. CDA was the first commercial office to move into the building and Mike and Cindy have both become very involved in the ongoing success of the Mercantile Block project. Cindy joined the team in 2010 and selected colors and finishes for the Atrium and public spaces and created a Model Apartment to show prospective tenants. The design of the apartment appealed to the young professional tenant and was done in a fresh contemporary style. The space was a turnkey project and included selection and shopping for all furnishings, artwork, accessories, kitchenware, lighting, bedding, etc. The apartment was used as a model, event venue and an extended stay apartment for the Owner. Cindy continues to handle all the leasing for the Mercantile Lofts and the model apartment has since be leased and dismantled, but it lives on in photos and was an essential part of the introduction of the Mercantile Lofts to the community.
The grand Atrium is a breathtaking space with a 3 story skylight, reproduced plaster molding and original and new woodwork. Done in shades of golds and cream, the soaring atrium space is a hidden gem which is often used for community events. The building also includes a minor atrium, accessible to the Live/Work apartments, which serves as common gathering space and is furnished as an “outdoor patio”, including trees in planters.