West End corridor preps for boutique condo project

Mezzo Lofts to offer modern design aesthetic

Nashville-based developer Tom McCormick is targeting a mid-September groundbreaking for his 10-unit Mezzo Lofts West End, a modernist residential building that will represent what might be the first condo project since the late 2000s for the bustling west side corridor.

To be located at 3210 Long Blvd. in West End Park and to replace a small home, the approximately $5 million Mezzo Lofts will rise three floors. Each unit will feature a balcony or patio and two parking spaces located in an underground garage.

In addition to roof-level storage, residents may secure bikes and scooters within the underground garage, which will also offer an electric car charging station. Other distinctive elements include floor-to-ceiling glass and an elevator that will allow all residents to access a rooftop terrace with a kitchen.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom condos — which will range in size from about 1,000 square feet to about 2,500 square feet and in price from approximately $300,000 to $740,000— will offer sleek kitchens outfitted entirely with Viking appliances. The three penthouse units on the third floor will feature terraces ranging in size from 400 square feet to 900 square feet.

Preston Quirk of Quirk Designs is the architect for the project, the latest in a series of boutique post-2000 West End Park residential developments that have transformed the district.

“We wanted to add value to the design and, in particular, through a modern design,” said McCormick, adding he took some cues for the Mezzo Lofts aesthetic from Dwell magazine. “Part of the process was to think through the objections that would keep somebody from buying.”

McCormick, who is co-developing The Preserve at Center Hill Lake and The Cottages of Green Hills, said Village Real Estate Services’ Sylvia McCormick (his daughter) presold three of the 10 units during the first two weeks of marketing.

The team will go to permitting in August, said McCormick, who is teaming with Terry Coker (owner of Team Nashville) and Dusty Hannah (Hannah Custom Homes) on the project. Wilson Bank & Trust is providing financing. Other entities involved include Dean Design Group (civil engineering), Phillip White Engineering (structural engineering), David A Pride (mechanical engineering), Tres Reed (electrical engineering) and TK Engineering (fire protection).

“We have taken a lot of time to get the project correct,” he said. “We didn’t try to squeeze too many bedrooms into a small space and, in the process, sacrifice space in the kitchens and living rooms.”