NSH Living: OLMSTED Nashville

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“On the edge of everything.” That’s how Olmsted Nashville’s newest apartment complex describes itself. It’s hard to disagree when you see the truly awe-inspiring grounds at this design-forward project.  

Located just South of Lower Broad and within walking distance of local staples like Husk, Pinewood Social, and Third Man Records, Olmsted Nashville doesn’t just offer a beautiful place to hang your hat, it offers a certain type of young and modern lifestyle all in one sleek package. It’s the type of urban dwelling that’s perfect when East Nashville feels a bit too far removed from downtown, but still craves the art and culture of Nashville’s hippest neighborhood. It’s the type of place that not only embodies New Nashville in looks, but also in spirit, through collaborations with local artisans and a focus on proximity to live music. Mostly, it’s the type of place that will draw new residents and locals alike in with its distinct style, its up-and-coming location, and its seemingly never-ending amenity package. 

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Olmsted Nashville seems almost unbelievably huge, with an alternating matte black and stark white facade and a custom exterior sign designed by Luke Stockdale of Sideshow out front. Just inside, the lobby’s pièce de résistance is the series of 18,600-pound pipes housing cozy seating areas, while its concrete floors are accented by chevron wood inlays and sleek spiral staircases. There are chill spaces galore in the social-driven Collective, a common area featuring deep-seated velvet couches surrounded by greenery, a community coffee house, event space, and a rooftop lounge offering up sweeping views of Bob Dylan’s beloved Nashville skyline.  

When piecing the whole thing together, Olmsted relied heavily on local Nashville makers to put their own spin on the design. Nashville fashion designer Savannah Yarborough of leather goods company Atelier Savas sourced vintage furnishings and décor for the public spaces, while local woodworking and design company 1767 created custom installations for the outdoor pool area and the downstairs common areas, all using reclaimed wood from old homes being torn down around Nashville.  

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If you can drag yourself away from the stunning common areas and actually make it back to your own apartment, you’ll have a whole slew of other amenities to enjoy. The 10-foot ceilings are a whole foot higher than most “high” ceilings, while oversized windows, hardwood floors, quartz countertops and subway tile backsplashes hit all the marks on your design list. Olmsted is pet-friendly, too, so your pup will love living there just as much as you do (especially once you check out the outdoor dog run and on-site dog spa).  

Olmsted’s floor plans include 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units starting at $1,274, and if we were you, we wouldn’t sleep on the chance to get in on the ground floor of this incredible slice of Nashville downtown living.