Mailrooms are getting makeovers in upscale apartment and condo buildings, where landlords are investing in extravagant décor to appeal to wealthy tenants.
In many high-end buildings, it isn’t uncommon to find mailrooms adorned with Brazilian quartzite, marble walls, bronze panels or chandeliers.
Diane Legault, a pharmaceutical consultant, said she enjoys chatting with neighbors while sorting her mail at a reclaimed-wood table in her Sunny Isles Beach, FL, condo building.
“I take my time [going through the mail],” Legault told The Wall Street Journal this month. “You don’t mind doing it there because it’s just such a lovely atmosphere.”
Designers and developers say lavish mailrooms often double as a place for residents to mingle.
In buildings like One Hudson Yards, where one-bedroom apartments start at $5,095 a month, fancy mailrooms also help residents feel like their rents are justified.
“I feel like I’m getting every dollar’s worth,” resident Larry Adams told the Journal.
The story and a gallery of luxury mailroom photos are available on Mansion Global, a Journal sister site.