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Cleveland: Tudor Arms building being restored

10:38 AM, Jan 19, 2011   |    comments
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The Tudor Arms was built in the late 1920's- early 30's and it has been many things over the decades, from the exclusive Cleveland Club to the Tudor Arms Hotel to the Cleveland Job Corps offices.

When developer MRN Limited got their hands on the Tudor Arms building, they say it was in amazing condition.

But the white paint on the walls was hiding the extravagant detail work of the molding. Those working on the project say it took a lot time and testing many different types of paints and glaze to bring the detail out.

And they took a chance on using non-traditional colors to give this historic building a contemporary yet classic look.

"It is elegant. It is a quiet elegance with the grays and the creams and the silvers versus a more common gold. I think the pewter is very calm and quiet," says artist Nicolette Capuano.

Interior Designer Cindy Cohen says, "everything that is old so the wood carvings the stone carvings and to be able to bring them back to the original quality with the edge without the edge   it is just an amazing detail."

The $22 million renovations are expected to be done in March 2011. That is when the Tudor Arms building will reopen as a 157-room Doubletree Hotel.

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