Strata Apartments - Malden, MA
Master Planning & Landscape Architecture
Cliffside Commons of Malden went through an extensive renovation to become Strata Apartments. The large two-story plaza through the building was dark, windy and underutilized. After the renovation, ADA parking was moved to create an accessible entrance and a more open and light feel to the plaza. Modern seating, a firepit, light sandy colored hardscape pavers, and modern exterior lighting created a luxury lounge space. The plaza leads to the inside courtyard patio where a grilling station, high top tables, brightly colored soft couches, and an outdoor fireplace was added. The continuity of pavers as well as a white pergola for shade accents the fireplace area. There is a built-in bar area and an outdoor TV. The pool fence and gate were pulled back closer to the pool deck where new furniture and resurfaced decking create an inviting space.