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Lap of luxury

Mailrooms reflect high-end residences

Luxury Mailrooms
Apartment and condo buildings are upgrading mailrooms with more lavish features.

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.

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