AirBNB at Woolworth on 5th

Located at 221 5th Avenue N, the historic Woolworth building is a registered historic site as part of the Fifth Avenue Historic District in downtown Nashville. One of the original “five and dime” stores, F. W. Woolworth became the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Nashville.

Above the historic restaurant, RA designed two levels of dedicated commercial Air BNB units comprised of 14 units total sleeping 65 individuals. The vibrant interiors of the space provide a welcoming and whimsical atmosphere while paying homage to the art deco era of the building in a modern way. The units include custom bar islands, detailed millwork headboard features, cove lighting, and bold wall murals.

Project Owner: 221 Fifth N, LLC
Project Completion: 2019
Project Size: 14,000  sf
Photography: Christen Clemens