Opening in September 2015, Kierland Commons was the first Arhaus store in Arizona. A former 31,000 square-foot two-story Barnes & Noble bookstore was transformed into a unique, upscale retail experience in only six months and under budget.
Building features of the renovation utilized fully reclaimed oak flooring, imported floor tile, metal tin ceilings, interior brick walls that make up more than half of the store, new windows for energy efficiency, an energy management day-lighting control system, 40 foot high barrel-vaulted roof and ceilings, custom design chandeliers by Arhaus, and a specialty room with reclaimed wood walls and millwork from an English manor.
The building architecture had to comply with the nearby condominium association regulations, which included reduced working hours, construction noise constraints and unique exterior design specifications that resulted in multiple work sessions to create an exterior that compliments both parties.
Photo Credit: ©2016 Julie Legg Photography