The Bartlett | Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Crystal City, VA

Developed by Vornado/Charles E. Smith, The Bartlett is Arlington's largest apartment building. At 23 stories tall with 699 apartment homes, this community is designed to be a “city within a city.” From the entry level to the roof deck, residents enjoy 40,000 square feet of amenities (26,000 inside and 14,000 outside). A private resident door from the lobby to Whole Foods on one side and a coffee shop on the other make it possible for residents to live, socialize, work and shop without having to leave their apartment community.

The team (Vornado, HDG, Torti Gallas Partners and Studio 39) worked closely to design amenities that would enhance the lives of this Pentagon City resident including multiple live-work spaces; a 4000 square foot fitness center; a 3500 square foot conference/business center; a sports bar; and an expansive roof top club/deck space with the best views in Washington, DC.

Carefully detailed interior architecture; custom light fixtures and whimsical features (such as a column turned sculpture) make each visual experience memorable.  With visual interest at every vista, the result is a sophisticated interior that is also inviting and intimate. Contemporary design blends naturally with vintage and mid-century modern.  Stone, steel natural walnut, brick and reclaimed lumber provide texture and richness. The palette chosen is timeless neutrals energized by pops of primary color found in accents and art.

“From the beginning, the team knew that original art and sculpture would be a strong focus in this community. Artists were chosen for their Washington, DC connection as well as their originality. Though much time and vetting went into the curation of the public space art, the entire team had fun with this process.” says Phyllis Hartman, President of HDG.

“It is everything we hoped for and more,” said president of Vornado Mitchell Schear during a tour with Michael Neibauer from the Washington Business Journal.

Delta Associates' 20th Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Awards for Excellence in the category of Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Fastest Lease-Up - 2016
WBJ Winner for Best Residential Real Estate Deal - 2017