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Hartman Design Group was honored to design the amenity interiors of the Harlow, and even before developers Urban Atlantic and Brookfield Properties cut the ribbon on their 179-unit “Harlow” affordable-housing apartment building near Nationals Park, it was 95% leased.

Harlow has a total of 179 apartments, of which 36 are public housing units. Amenities in the new construction structure include seating areas, a club lounge complete with a communal kitchen, foosball and shuffleboard tables, and more.

In its interior design efforts, Hartman Design Group chose a neutral color palette with punches of color. It is both calming and sophisticated. The walls are painted in shades of white and gray, while the floors are made of hardwood or polished concrete. The furniture is similarly understated, with clean lines and simple shapes that allow the space to speak for itself.

Another standout feature of The Harlow’s interior design is the attention to detail. From the carefully curated artwork on the walls to the lighting fixtures, every aspect of the space has been thoughtfully considered to create a cohesive and harmonious whole. The result is a space that’s both stylish and functional.

To make way for the new construction, old buildings were demolished. The developers worked with the D.C. Housing Authority to include public housing units, replacing those lost through the demolition. Funded in part through D.C. Housing Production Trust Fund financing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the apartments offer great amenities to its affordable and market-rate residents even as it serves as an example of what a local public-private partnership can do.

To learn more about Hartman Design Group’s affordable-housing interior design experience and ethos, contact us today.

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One University
Fairfax, VA

There’s a new affordable housing and senior independent living development coming to life in Fairfax, Virginia in 2024 and Hartman Design Group is thrilled to be designing the multifamily interiors within!

Situated across from George Mason University, One University is the redevelopment of Robinson Square, an aging public housing community owned by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). It was demolished and is new construction on the site.

The new development will include 120 market rate multifamily apartments, 120 senior independent living apartments, and 333 student housing units, as well as a community meeting space for the FCRHA incorporated into the multifamily apartment building.

Both the senior and family portions are projected to be completed by summer of 2024.

HDG designed amenity spaces will include market-rate level designed spaces including lobbies, club room, leasing office, mail room, dog wash, laundry, outdoor spaces and more.

Hartman Design Group works in all categories of multi-family and active adult / senior living communities from luxury to market rate and workforce to affordable and since we’ve been in business more than 35 years (with countless repeat customers),  we are skilled at working within set budgets and time frames. Have an active adult or affordable housing project you are developing? Consider reaching out to us to explore how we might work together.

Below are inspiration images reflecting some of the design ideas we’re pulling together. Stay tuned for the big reveal in 2024!

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Residences on the Lane – Rockville
Rockville, MD

We were honored to design the amenity spaces of this age-restricted affordable housing multifamily property based in Rockville, Maryland.

Affordable housing works when it provides more than just a place to live. It is an investment in the long-term health of its residents. A beautiful place to live fosters a sense of pride that is stabilizing.

Affordable multifamily apartments should seamlessly fit into the neighborhood by design as in the case of this ten-story building has 74 one-bedroom apartments and 37 efficiencies. It is age-restricted to those 62 and older. A public-private partnership with the City of Rockville Housing Opportunities Commission, Residences on the Lane fits seamlessly in the Rockville Town Center community. With access to the Washington, DC metro, buses at the corner, restaurants, grocers and boutiques spattered among the walkable neighborhood, it’s clear residents are happy in their surroundings. In fact, when photographing this completed project, we asked tenants if they were happy with their community. To a person, the response was a resounding “Absolutely!”

Our approach comes from the following beliefs we hold:

  • Affordable multifamily buildings that look, feel, and live like market-rate apartments promote a sense of place, access, attention to detail, and comfort.
  • The connection to nature is affordable – There are many ways to reach the shared goal of a commitment to the health benefits derived from biophilic design.
  • Through design excellence, we create engaging, healthy, energy-efficient, beautiful, comfortable, low-maintenance environments.
  • Solutions take shape when caring professionals partner for the good of all.

Take a look at the photographs of the finished project. We are proud of what we were able to accomplish on this budget-driven project. If you are considering developing an affordable multi-family or senior, age-restricted community, contact us for details on how we can elevate your project!

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