The HOA at the Vero condos in Central City West decided it wasn't feeling the dark, Barcelona Chaired look of its original lobby, so it's just given the space a brightly-colored makeover. The building was developed by former Concerto developer Sonny Astani back in the good days (it opened in early 2007), when everyone just assumed condos could sell in the New Jersey of Downtown, with or without a homey lobby. Burbank's Salamoff Design Studio switched "what appeared to be a corporate entry into a vibrant lobby and lounge area where residents could mingle," according to a press release. The HOA board says residents are much happier with the new space and can actually be seen using the lobby area now. There are several sales pending at Vero and a few units still up for grabs--here's a top floor two-bedroom asking $365,000 with $353 HOAs and a fifth floor, foreclosed three-bedroom asking $424,900 with $385 HOAs.
· Vero Residential Lounge [Salamoff Design Studio]
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