Reese Tower is centered in hottest destination of Alexandria, VA—Carlyle Crossing, a 1.7 million square foot development anchored by Wegmans Food. The community, created by Stonebridge, is transforming Alexandria, Virginia for the future. Hartman Design Group led the interior design of two residential buildings, Easton & Reese. We hope you enjoy this early bird snapshot of Reese Tower! This multifamily building is beautifully designed to include everything you need, right at home. From Co-working spaces to a Ted Talk stage, this will be one of the most innovative and dynamic communities the HDG’s interior design team has imagined.
Named for Salmon P. Chase, an abolitionist and life-long public servant, The Chase at Bryant Street is designed for the dreamer and the doer, for the person who loves to explore the world as well as their hometown, who craves the comfort of home as well as their active urban surroundings. Located in the heart of the close-knit Edgewood community, the property is infused with local art, engaging spaces, community, and culture.
Collaborating with the developer MRP, SK & I Architecture, CBG Construction and local artists, the HDG team created a memorable ambiance that lives up to the spirit of the Edgewood community. The design was a shared vision embraced by all.
Unpretentiously chic, the most miraculous part of the interior tends to be the moments of surprise. The round hanging fireplace, ceiling mounted swings, bold color, and greenery hanging from light fixtures, together, add a downright cheeky charm to the industrial background of exposed concrete and black steel details.
The interior is simultaneously generous and intimate. Maximizing natural light and establishing a sense of spaciousness, the open plan layout delineates the work/play zones using see-through shelving and screening elements. Supporting the “work from anywhere” trend, peaked roof, glass house, individual work pods provide residents their own personal “office away from office”. Bohemian and modern, this new multi-family community has formed a close relationship with its historic and established Edgewood neighbor.
Partnered with Mesirow Financial and Bozzuto Management Company, HDG created a new brand at the Enclave at Potomac Club. The new identity captures the spirit of a “chic farmhouse” through the use of light and bright natural materials. Located in a gated community in Woodbridge, VA, this multi-family property offers residents 10,000 SF of interior amenities including a lobby with a new vaulted ceiling, multiple co-working pods, a clubroom, sports bar, fitness, and yoga studio.
The design language flows throughout, creating a connection to nature that is cohesive, warm, fresh, and inviting. The project is visually layered. With a conscious effort to use materials that denote nature, the warm tones of wood, woven finishes, and linen intermingle with cool tones of white and gray to create a sense of wellness and sophistication.
Collaboration and transparency are built into the interior. Wherever structure allowed walls were removed to create an open flow of movement and vision. Pops of blue and cognac, pendant lights, and woven materials add a naturalistic feeling that works in contrast to the glass and contemporary design elements.
Flats 8300, built by Donohoe Construction, developed by StonebridgeCarras, and managed by Bozzuto Management Company, have the aesthetic of a five-star boutique hotel but with the comforts of home. Hartman Design Group successfully created a tranquil oasis for residents of this new high-rise, located in bustling downtown Bethesda, through the use of a warm, soothing color palette and natural finishes.
Every finish and fixture in Flats 8300 was hand-selected to create a sanctuary from the hurry and the noise of the city. Each of the multiple common areas is filled with touches inspired by nature. From the natural stone and wood floor and wall finishes to the leather and rattan furniture pieces, the interior spaces are warm and inviting. Against the neutral backdrop of browns, creams, and grays, regional art pieces, tasteful light fixtures, and decorative accessories add splashes of color. Sleek metallic finishes provide contrast to the rustic textures throughout.
Even the contours of the interior spaces beckon residents to come in and relax. The broad arc of the concierge desk leads residents inside where a water feature wall, capped by dark stone pillars, soothes with its movement and serene sounds. Specially-designed curved gray porcelain tiles flow elegantly from the lobby to the rest of the common areas. Comfortable, rounded furniture, and cozy seating arrangements promote leisure and get-togethers. Dual-sided glass fireplaces create gathering places for residents to socialize or to just put their feet up and unwind. Downtime in downtown Bethesda never looked so good.
New 22-story mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Bethesda. The building will have four levels of below grade parking, ground floor retail, and 21 levels of Class A Luxury apartments and modern amenities.
The project also includes an updated promenade connecting St. Elmo and Fairmont avenues.
The HDG team is honored to have provided interior design services for this multi-family building in the Harkins District in Prince Georges County. A neighbor to Remy I; Remy Phase II will have its own amenities, including a social co-working lobby, a sunny living room, a clubroom/game room, fitness and yoga, and a co-working lounge – all surrounding the expansive courtyard. Providing a healthy connection to the outdoors, a four-season lounge opens to a roof deck, and a transit café is the place to stop for a cup of coffee before hopping on the train. Both buildings have immediate access to the Marc Train and Amtrak for commuters heading north or south to DC.
Pentagon Centre is a multi-phase mixed-use redevelopment of an existing 329,000-square-foot retail center located directly above the Pentagon City Metro Station, just a short walk across the street from Amazon’s planned National Landing headquarters and in close proximity to The Pentagon, Downtown DC, and Reagan National Airport. Phase I of the center’s redevelopment, includes The Witmer, a 26-story residential tower with 440 luxury apartment units and 7,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The Witmer achieved stabilization in Q4 of 2019, reaching 95% occupancy in just six months of leasing. Phase II will include an additional 11-story residential tower, The Milton, with 253 units along with approximately 16,000 square feet of new retail. Beyond Phase II, Kimco has also secured entitlements for future phases which would result in a fully developed site to include 346,000 square feet of retail; 705,000 square feet of office space; and a 200-room hotel in addition to the 693 residential units, which would combine to bring the total project size to nearly two million square feet.
Located in DC’s bustling Ballpark District, just steps away from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station, Meridian on First is located in one of the District’s most dynamic, walkable neighborhoods. Inspiration for the project began by examining the area, its history, and its evolution. Focusing on younger renters, the design team crafted each space to foster social engagement while providing intimate nooks that offer residents a space of their own.
The common areas are designed to provide a myriad of touch down opportunities, complete with outlets for charging. The sunny lobby and roof deck level both feature a backdrop of light woods, textures, and neutral tones accentuated with bold colors. Art is a significant focus throughout. The curated assortment of playful artwork punctuates corridors and lobbies alike while paying homage to the historic Navy Yard.
Created for the “Live-Work-Play” lifestyle, this urban domicile includes multiple coworking and hangout opportunities from the main lobby to the coworking mezzanine. On the roof level, colorful work pods provide private concentration havens, along with an array of seating opportunities on the roof deck. Stadium seating adds volume to the lobby and creates an impactful and functional Work-Play area for residents who crave a social environment, yet prefer not to interact. All told, the project features light-filled spaces from the lobby to the rooftop, where the fitness center, with a yoga and spin room, is designed to connect the outdoors both visually and materially.
Suburban Square is a beautiful lifestyle center situated in the heart of the Main Line where dense demographics and high incomes combine.
If there is one common thread among multi-family owners, it is to provide residents with experiences that are unique and more personal than what they might find down the street. The sister buildings located at 401 and 425 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, which sports the largest roof deck in DC, offered just that opportunity.
Partnering with the HDG interior designers, Equity Residential prioritized the rooftop amenity as Phase One of the planned repositioning of these two multi-family apartment buildings.
The team began with an intense strategy phase that included vetting space usage, points of impact, and budget constraints. The goal was to take advantage of the many meandering intimate nooks and large gathering spaces to create a mixed-use, outdoor haven for the residents.
The existing building structures have a yellow-orange brick façade. To overcome the monotony of the ubiquitous brick that continues at the roof deck, the design team chose wood-look planks, colored wall tiles, murals, and screen elements to clad the brick at focal points. Planting material and green walls add a lush connection to nature.
Many options for work and play, both together and alone, have been planned. The large covered space adjacent to the elevator lobby will be transformed into an open-air bar with lounge seating and gaming for residents to enjoy, rain or shine. In addition to places to work, to play, pools to dip in, and lots of cozy corners to curl up, there are multiple grilling stations and private dining rooms that were designed to allow residents to host private functions.
When finished, the reimagined roof deck will provide a healthy outdoor amenity for residents seeking a respite from the bustle of city life.
A luxury apartment community located in Founders Row, a lifestyle center currently in development by Mill Creek and located in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia.
Modera Founders Row will consist of 322 studio, one- and two-bedroom homes contained within five stories with an average square footage of 940 and den/office layouts available. A separate age-restricted community will feature an additional 72 luxury homes reserved for adults 55 years and older. Shared community amenities will include a resident clubhouse with connected business center, library, game room, kitchen and bar, two 24-hour club-quality fitness studios, pet spa, hotel-inspired pool, outdoor social area featuring grills and fire pits, self-serve package lockers, coffee bar and controlled-access garage parking.
Apartment interiors will contain wood plank-style flooring, 9-foot ceilings, moveable kitchen islands, stainless steel Energy Star® appliances, quartz countertops, extra-large capacity stacked washers and dryers, and built-in storage and shelves. Select homes will offer private balconies and upgraded finishes, including wine refrigerators, towel warmers, and backlit bathroom mirrors. Residents will also have access to additional storage and bike lockers.
Situated at the intersection of West Broad and North West Streets, Founders Row will feature 90,000 square feet of luxury retail – including Studio Movie Grill and City Works Eatery & Pour House.
Hekemian and Company is developing a 150 unit apartment building in the heart of downtown Vienna.
Ranked in the top 100 places to live in America, the township of Vienna, Virginia, is nestled just 17 miles west of Washington, DC. Having partnered on many successful projects, Hekemian and HDG again came together on 444 Maple Avenue. When designing interiors, we believe in telling a story, and Vienna has a rich one. Ever-evolving from colonial days to its current modern landscape, Vienna has retained its village ambiance. Viewing this project with a local perspective, a unique and authentic story evolved.
Hekemian is developing a mixed-use community (Retail and Residential) on the corner of Maple and Nutley in Vienna, VA. In addition to highly ranked public schools, its assets include a downtown with many small businesses. The metro is located just south of the town, and a portion of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park hiker/biker trail cuts through the center of the city. Vienna has a rich history going back to the 18th century, which provides an opportunity to create a sense of place in the residential building
This 254 unit luxury apartment community featuring studio through 2 bedroom floor plans and 7 levels of off-street parking is loaded with elite amenities. Concierge services, a fitness center and Club room with gaming tables; outdoor pool and lounge, grilling stations with fireside seating; coffee bar and Wi-fi lounge with conference rooms for work-from-home flexibility; tenant storage areas, a dog run and a pet grooming spa. Apartments feature 2 color option finishes. Stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry are just a few of our standard features. Floor plans start at 579 SF, and extend up to 1,224 SF of space- ALL with private balconies. The complex is conveniently located in easy walking distance to public transportation and the Main Street shopping district, and is just a short express bus ride from Manhattan.
With meticulous consideration to detail, the HDG design team strove for community connection in every aspect of the interior design. Driven by imagination and collaboration, the opportunity to tell the Alexandria story and meld it with contemporary comfort in this condominium community was foremost in our senses. The story begins with the history of the place and the building location on the site of the historical bottling plant. With the Torpedo Factory Art Center just down the street and the nearness of the bike trail, the team had the perfect opportunity to bring art, history, nature, and craft together in one unique multi-family experience.
Working closely with the Carr City Centers and McWilliams Ballard marketing team, the HDG designers collaborated to create a curated interior design experience for the owners.
Roosevelt Island is a community located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Widely associated with its namesake, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the island has a deep history. Today, preservation efforts seek to maintain the island’s historic landmarks for future generations. Originally built in 1834 as the NYC mental health hospital, The Octagon is one of those landmarks.
After suffering two fires in 1955 and again in 1982, in 2006, the structure was restored and adapted to a multi-family property. It’s second restoration began in 2014 when Bozzuto Management and BentallGreenOak teamed with Hartman Design Group to transform this residential community into a modern, highly amenitized haven for NYC residents.
By beginning the project with intensive research, branding, and a collaborative strategy phase, the design team built a unique, authentic story of the property. While adding an alluring modern twist to the amenities and common areas, the concept was to embrace the historic architecture and story of the island.
Connecting the distinctive exterior building material with the interiors, the original stone block walls were exposed to the interior spaces wherever possible, and the remaining historical elements such as the large entry doors in the new clubroom became a nod-to-the-past focal point in a modern space. With its dramatic spiral staircase, the renovated lobby design is a backdrop to the original five-story octagon geometry. Taking an “out of the box” approach to historic renovation, the palette of white, black, teal, and magenta are grounded by soft neutrals and warm woods.
Throughout the common areas, active and social spaces emanate a sense of community and create an engaged resident culture. Every nook and cranny are designed to provide an opportunity for the residents to find their personal space to workout, work, play, and socialize.
With an active art community and historical society on the island, a public gallery within the lobby highlighting local artists and historic photos connects The Octagon with the community at large.
Overlooking the East River and Manhattan, this unique property is blessed with expansive green space that includes a pool, outdoor amenities, and a community garden. Recognizing the therapeutic health properties that come from a connection between nature and the built environment, the HDG design team used Biophilic features throughout the interior. Natural textures, authentic materials, and botanicals create a sanctuary for residents within a bustling urban environment.
Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments highlights the renaissance that the Mount Vernon area of DC has been experiencing. With close proximity to Metro as well as a vibrant urban scene, this revitalized area attracts professionals of all ages. Paradigm Companies charged HDG with crafting sustainable, memorable interior spaces that fuel social activity and appeal to Gen X and Gen Y professionals.
Entering into a bright, spacious and socially active lobby, there is an immediate visual connection with New York Avenue and the hospitality lounge. Adjacent to the lobby and perfectly located for people watching, the residents enjoy a fresh-ground cup of coffee, watch the news and hang out in this cozy space. Upon arriving at the roof deck, residents will be able to experience breathtaking vistas of Washington DC. Featuring multiple seating and gathering spaces, this outdoor deck will be a hub of activity morning to night.
In a unique way, the hand-picked art plays a special role in bringing the interiors to life. Vibrant colored contemporary art creates a dramatic effect while strategically located and curated paintings reflect Washington, DC; the neighborhoods, the lifestyle, the sense of community at the Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments.
|2015||GALA||Merit for Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction, Amenity Space and/or Common Areas|
Creating a lifestyle brand, Rushmark Development partnered with HDG to design West Broad Residences, a 286-unit multi-family apartment community located in the City of Falls Church, VA. In this well established, walkable neighborhood, the Hartman Design Group team was inspired by Falls Church’s local culture-the history, the neighborhoods, the farmers market, the restaurants, and shops.
Telling the local story, spring green and red accents were selected to accent warm woods and a neutral palette as a subtle connection to the farmers market and the Harris Teeter grocery store.
West Broad Residences exudes quality. The interior and exterior spaces are about authenticity in natural materials and a high level of execution. Curated original art and sculpture can be found throughout the property. Photos of vintage Falls Church in wall graphics create a delightful connection to times gone by and artfully crafted light fixtures act as permanent centerpieces in the lobby, lounge, and clubroom.
Contemporary, sophisticated, and comfortable, each indoor and outdoor space invites residents to relax and work, either alone or in groups. Responding to the mindset of today’s renter by choice, the amenities are designed to be approachable, intimate rooms that create resident engagement.
|2016||NAIOP DC||Winner for Best Mixed Use Single Building in Northern Virginia|
|2016||GALA||Winner for Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction High-Rise|
Paradigm Companies selected Hartman Design Group to create a unique, yet timeless design, for Parc Meridian, a 505-unit mixed-use community located in Alexandria, Virginia. In the heart of the Carlyle area, the design concept was to create a natural haven in this urban center. Overlooking a pond and garden that is a draw for native wildlife, the interior spaces settle into the landscape through the use of neutral textures.
The expansive lobby, with its full height windows, blurs the indoors with the outdoors and the woodsy palette of rich browns, soft gray and spring green invoke serenity and sophistication. Unique, hand-crafted elements, such as tree branch and leaf-inspired glass light sculptures are strategically placed to define the many intimate and functional spaces. The lobby is designed to be a social experience for residents and guests. Powered work and communal tables, lounge seating for singles or groups, and rocking chairs overlook the pond to create a compelling environment for work and play.
When it comes to elements of nature, more is more. Throughout the building, residents experience the outdoors in many ways. Custom carpet in the corridors was inspired by aerial views of farmland. With views of the city on one side and an expansive roof deck on the other, the clubroom features reclaimed wood and recycled materials that invoke resort living in this LEED Silver-certified residence.
|2017||Delta Associates||Best Washington/Baltimore High Rise|
Developers Foulger-Pratt and Willco approached HDG to design the public spaces at Core, a 292-unit apartment building in downtown Silver Spring. Our mandate was to veer away from recent trends toward dark-stained woods and moody interiors, instead of focusing on a fresh, lighter feel that would also connect with nature.
We chose a palette of goldenrod and burgundy to pop from the neutral background that incorporates organic materials such as stone and wood. Standout details include a colonnade of birch logs lining the elevator lobby; carved panels in the mailroom whose cutouts resemble the cells of a leaf; and a wall mural in the fitness area that depicts the rocky side of a mountain.
We designed the common areas to be multi-functional gathering spaces, which was especially important here, where square footage was at a premium. There are opportunities everywhere for individual pursuits—high-backed settees keep phone conversations private—or for work meetings around open tables or banquettes. Upstairs in the clubroom, residents can watch a movie in comfy lounge chairs; play pool, or mingle at the bar. We compensated for the unattractive “storefront” windows surrounding the space with more organic detail: The millworkers used lumber to create a sculptural grid across the glass that preserved the light and the view but distracted from the windows themselves. With the vibrant Georgia Avenue streetscape outside and an energetic, nature-inspired design within, “Core” is an entirely apt moniker for this new apartment building.
The design premise of The Vine came from Buch Construction, the developers of this 283-unit apartment complex in Laurel, Maryland. The Buch family had owned this land and used it as their homestead, family farm, and private vineyard before converting it into this casual-modern multi-family community.
Our designers embraced the site’s history with rustic farm and vineyard references, such as reclaimed barn wood accents, custom lighting made from wine barrels and bottles, and warm leather and plaid upholstery. The lobby retains an airy modernism with broad open spaces divided with metallic-screens and a double-sided glass fireplace that anchors two seating areas in the lobby. The main level features the most up-to-date amenities, such as a powered bar table that borders a high-backed sofa in one of the TV areas, private co-working booths, a large conference room, and an open marketing space that’s shared with residents.
The outdoor areas play to the Vine’s country setting: Nestled behind a thick border of trees, multiple seating and dining areas with pops of color surround a large pool that includes a watery lounging deck, while grill stations allow for poolside meals. Inside, a state-of-the-art fitness area faces the pool deck through a wall of windows, and the bar next door is convenient for indoor-outdoor flow.
Every space at The Vine exudes a sophisticated, modern feel that’s grounded with family-farm ambiance, windmill accessories in the lobby, for example; Windsor chairs in a model unit; and folksy artwork combined with abstract works on the walls. Our favorite is a painting by Prescott that hangs over a custom wood and metal console in the conference room, depicting three country women striding across a field. To us, that vision speaks to the Buch family, who made this project possible.
|2019||GALA||Best Interior Merchandising, Free-Standing Club House|
|2019||GALA||Best Design and Architecture, Free-Standing Club House|
|2018||Delta Associates||Best Washington/Baltimore Low-Rise Interior Design Apartment Community|
Developed by JBG 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 (JBG SMITH, 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 rooftop 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.
|2017||Washington Building Journal||Best Residential Real Estate Deal|
|2017||MFE Award||Merit Winner for Best High Rise|
|2017||GALA||Winner for Interior Merchandising, Multifamily New Construction High Rise|
|2017||NAHB Pillars||Finalist for Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area|
|2016||Delta Associates||Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Fastest Lease-Up|
|2016||Delta Associates||Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Fastest Lease-Up|