The newest residential highrise in downtown Dallas’ burgeoning East Quarter neighborhood has officially opened its doors.
“The opening of our Residences solidifies East Quarter as a true neighborhood,” said Todd Interests managing partner Patrick Todd. “The authentic but sophisticated character of [East Quarter] will feel familiar to those that have spent time in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, or Chelsea. For Dallasites, it may be their first time to experience a walkable, upscale, urban neighborhood. You can venture out from our neighborhood for a five-minute walk and find yourself in the Farmer’s Market, Downtown, Deep Ellum, or the Arts District.“
Pioneered by brother Patrick and Phillip Todd and their father, Shawn Todd (the visionary between downtown projects such as The National, One Dallas Center, and 400 N. Ervay), the East Quarter has quickly become home to tech companies such as Therabody, Dialexa, and OrderMyGear; and restaurants by award-winning chefs Nick Badovinus (National Anthem) and Danny Grant (etta, to open in 2022). Once home to automobile showrooms, Todd Interests restored 18 existing historic buildings and developed a new 20-story mixed-use development with retail, office, and residential space.
The nearly 100-year-old Meletio building is at its core, which will serve as the centerpiece of the new development.
Located at the site that once served as the Meletio Building (315 S. Cesar Chavez) and now the lobby for East Quarter Residences, the new development blends blend the turn of the century building into a tower of 335 homes—starting on the 8th floor.
Caroline Todd of Todd Interiors created a luxe residential lobby to welcome guests. Design highlights include Kelly Wearstler fabric-covered custom banquette and Charleston Forge steel lounge chairs, seating by Brendan Bass, and chandeliers by Reng Lighting. Tenants will enjoy art by KAWS, photographer David Yarrow, painter Brandon Boyd, and local artist Zeke Williams in the Todd Interiors-designed space.
“The leasing lobby in the original Meletio Building focuses on connecting the old with the new,” said Caroline Todd. “Steel storefront windows, concrete columns, and original/historic brick walls are brought to life with custom furniture in warm brick tones and vibrant hues of blue. Custom Reng chandeliers anchor the space and give ode to the Meletio name. Vintage terracotta jars filled with pampas grass sit atop the sleek black marble fireplace. The vibe—Brooklyn industrial meets Texas.”
Units range from studios to one and two-bedroom homes on the 8th to 20th floors of the building to 14 penthouse residences with panoramic views of downtown Dallas located on the 19th and 20th floors.
Amenities range from a private bar and an infinity-edge pool surrounded by cabanas on the 8th floor to hardwood floors, around-the-clock concierge service, and two fitness centers.