What's in a name? In Mezzo's case, it might be more than you think.

The $63 million Atlanta condominium development now under construction inspired a spa theme with its name, which means “center” in Italian, says Scott L. Leventhal, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Tivoli Properties. Tivoli and Kennedy Capital Group are developing the 94-unit Mezzo.

“With that name, we came up with the lifestyle-center concept,” Leventhal says. “We wanted people to look at a spa-inspired building that has a sense of balance, with amenities like a Zen garden and a eucalyptus steam room.”

There is even an on-call masseuse for residents, which Leventhal says will be attractive to empty nesters who want to escape suburbia but keep the luxury of their former homes. To accomplish this, Mezzo will have amenities such as Viking appliances inside and a shared summer kitchen with European-style dining area outside.

The units will go on sale this spring and range in size from one-bedroom condominiums to penthouses with 1,100-square foot balconies offering views of Buckhead and Midtown. The prices will range from $300,000 to $1.7 million.

The project's design has a contemporary loft look, which follows a recent movement in Atlanta architecture, says Mark Valliere, the project designer and an associate with Atlanta - based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates.

“It's a simple building with a simple gesture, [and] it has a Zen feel,” he says. “It has a more humble, clear, and clean look, less resort and more individualistic. Ours are more meditation-driven.”

The life-centering experience is set to begin when Mezzo is completed in spring 2008.

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