The Park Shelton, a classic rendition of 1920s beaux-arts revival architecture and a distinguished landmark in Detroit, MI, is emerging as the residence of choice for a new generation of academics, artists, doctors, attorneys, judges and other homeowners seeking a sophisticated, upscale urban lifestyle. And as part of the $15 million renovation, a range of contemporary stonework can be found in the new condominium interiors.
The contemporary stonework of the condominium interiors was crafted by TJ Ceramic Tile Sales, Inc. of Southfield, MI. As a standard offering, the kitchen spaces were designed with a choice of three granites - Baltic Brown with straight polished edges, Impala Black with a “Bird’s Beak” edge and Ubatuba with a full bullnose edge. Upgrades included materials such as Santa Cecilia, Absolute Black, Tan Brown, Mystic Green, Black Galaxy and Sunset Red.
In addition to the stone, tile and plaster renovations, the Park Shelton project has included replacing the galvanized water pipes with copper, upgrading and modernizing the electrical system, including installing a new back-up generator; and refinishing all of the original hardwood floors. An adjacent private, secured four-story parking garage also has been added on the hotel’s east side.
The hotel’s most famous tenant was Diego Rivera, who stayed there while painting his famous murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts, located directly across Kirby Street on Woodward Avenue.
Now that the renovation is complete, there is great anticipation that the project will continue its legacy as a city landmark. “The Park Shelton has set the new benchmark for historic renovations and luxury living for a new generation in Detroit,” said Rowe.