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Meridian on First, Phase II
Washington, D.C.

Hartman Design Group was the multifamily interior design firm on this project developed by Paradigm Companies. The 15-story, 272 unit apartment community was planned by Architects Collaborative Incorporated.

Located steps away from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station in Washington D.C.’s bustling Ballpark District, Meridian on First is located in one of the District’s most dynamic, walkable neighborhoods. Focusing on younger renters, HDG’s interior design team created spaces designed to foster social engagement and other private nooks that offer residents intimate spaces for solo work and solitude.

Inspiration for the entire Meridian on First project began with a thorough examination of the area to understand its history, and its evolution. 

The common areas are designed to provide a myriad of spaces, including a storefront rideshare lounge with seating so tenants can await their rides. A stairway leads to a mezzanine for co-working, reading and working at one of two shared Apple computer workspaces. Behind the stairwell lies a hospitality cafe and farther alone, the mailroom and maker space with expansive glazing, a large communal table, counter with storage and sink. Around the corner is the state of the art package locker area. The roof deck level features bold colors and expansive views of the historic Navy Yard and beyond, the Capitol too.  

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VERSO Founders Row
Falls Church, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was honored to design the amenity spaces of this wonderful property.

This boutique senior living building is designed to provide a high-end residential experience that promotes social interaction and pride of place for 55+ residents.

Sophisticated and gracious, the interior design combines materials and features that meld traditional motifs with current design trends. Focused on dignified and independent living, the amenity spaces were conceived to be an extension of the apartment home in a way that brings residents together for conversation, movie watching, book clubs, and dinner parties.

Awards Won

2022 NAHB Pillars PILLARS Finalist Best Multifamily Community Amenities – Founders Row Modera and Verso
2022 NAIOP Northern VirginiaMultifamily Residential Award of Merit – Founders Row (Modera and Verso)
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Modera Founders Row
Falls Church, VA

Hartman Design Group was thrilled to be the interior designer on this award-winning multifamily project.

Founders Row Apartments is built atop a historic Revolutionary War crossroads. Paying tribute to the period, the interior design marries the best of the past with soothing, yet stylish, contemporary design. Using a palette of blues, burgundy and neutrals, the space is accentuated by carefully curated art that reflects history in a playful way.

Modera Founders Row features dramatic interiors, centered around a custom, sculptural staircase, leading from the lobby to a coworking lounge on the mezzanine level. Vintage and custom seating with bookcases chocked full of delightful objects of art create an ambiance full of creative refuge and delightful surprises.

Exciting, lively, and full of fun, the multiple amenities serve as a threshold between remote work, rest, and play. Harmoniously stitching elements of history together, Modera Founders Row Apartments reveals a romantic sentiment that reawakens the nostalgic side within us.

Awards Won

2022 NAHB Pillars PILLARS Finalist Best Multifamily Community Amenities – Founders Row Modera and Verso
2022 NAIOP Northern VirginiaMultifamily Residential Award of Merit – Founders Row (Modera and Verso)
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Carlyle Crossing – Reese Tower – Attractive multi-family interior design
Alexandria, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group is proud to have been involved in Alexandria, Virginia’s mixed-use development Carlyle Crossing, designing the interiors of both Reese Tower and The Easton.

Reese Tower is designed to appeal to a career-oriented renter who values curated comfort, livable design and abundant amenities including specialized remote workspaces, a “Ted Talk” studio, active social common areas, a cafe and a fitness center.

Intended for the technological residents at the peak of their careers who appreciate the benefits of living in a multi-family building, this project called for visually appealing amenity space interior design of such spaces as sound-insolated podcast rooms and a conference room in the lobby mezzanine, a café with work booths and a “Ted Talk Studio” for presentations, group learning opportunities and communal on-screen entertainment events.

Reese Tower is one of three buildings within the 930,000 SF of mixed-use development that makes up Carlyle Crossing. The 161-unit multi-family apartment tower boasts an impressive luxury amenity package. HDG took on this project and created an attractive interior design program to invoke happiness, and wellness, build community and pamper residents in grand ways and through small details.

The interior design in this multi-family structure works with the architectural design so spaces are filled with light, greenery, and authentic, sustainable finishes. A bubbling water feature and fireplace greet residents, making a connection to nature that flows through the common spaces.

Other attractive multi-family interior considerations designed to appeal to tenants include co-working spaces, soundproof podcast studios, conference rooms, a fitness center, a demonstration kitchen, and a rooftop pool with outdoor grilling and dining spaces. The rooftop also has an indoor-outdoor bar area with a fireplace, outdoor lounge areas, and views of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

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The Chase at Bryant Street
Washington, DC

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was thrilled to work on this project!

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, and 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.

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The Enclave at Potomac Club
Woodbridge, VA

Partnering with Mesirow and Bozzuto, top multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group created a new brand when the trio repositioned the Enclave at Potomac Club. Built in the 2012, the original community was dated. In 2019 it was not meeting the expectations of the target market and, although part of a high-end gated suburban community, the property lost its Class A status and was not achieving retention and leasing goals.

With a goal to restore its Class A status, create resident engagement and meet leasing goals, this renovation involved reconceptualization of the interior space plan including demolishing most of the existing walls and creating an open plan that allows for impact as well as an amenity that residents expect in a Class A apartment community. Within the constraints of 10,000 SF the interior space now blends a social lobby with vaulted ceiling, multiple co-working pods, a media area, sports bar, fitness, and yoga studio.

The result is a renovated interior amenity with design language that 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. Warm woods, woven materials, and linen intermingle with cool tones of white, gray, and blue to create a sense of wellness and sophistication.

Awards Won

2021 GALA Best Interior Merchandising, Amenity Space, Common Area
2021 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Renovated Apartment Community
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The Milton at Pentagon City
Pentagon City, VA

Just a short walk from Amazon’s planned National Landing headquarters and near The Pentagon, Downtown DC, and Reagan National Airport, The Milton connects the tree-lined streets of South Arlington to vibrant Pentagon City shopping and dining. It is designed around connection and restoration, neighborhood strolls, small-town service, and resort-style amenities. Located directly above the Pentagon City Metro Station, 16,000 square feet of new retail joins 329,000-square-feet of existing prime retail in this mixed-use community.

When designing The Milton, an 11-story, 253-unit residential tower, Hartman Design Group’s interior design team looked to the community, its resident base and energized urban lifestyle as inspiration. A distinctively playful yet sophisticated vibe, the design captures the neighborhood by connecting with the busy streetscape.  From the lobby’s fireplace lounge to the three-sided glass box architecture that inhabits the coworking hospitality lounge, every element of the interior is designed to initiate social interaction. Weaving original art throughout the interior and exterior spaces was a design focus from the concept phase.  Working closely with the Kimco and Bozzuto team, the HDG interiors team curated each piece of art on the property to brand the community.

Capturing light with full height windows, the penthouse floor comprises an expansive fitness center, yoga room, outdoor yoga terrace and a clubroom.  The clubroom, designed as the ultimate social experience, is a sun-filled space anchored by the tones and textures of nature and made vibrant by an unexpected palette of colorful accents.

Blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors, there are two fourth floor courtyards. Conceived to be a remote work area, one terrace features a glass box, indoor conference room and multiple powered outdoor workspaces. The second terrace provides a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

On the roof deck, play is top bill.  Adding joy and fun through nature, color and materiality, the expansive roof deck is designed for every social activity that one could dream up.  Lifestyle elements include a full outdoor kitchen, multiple intimate niches to grill and dine, watch TV, play games, exercise, fire pits and a large infinity edge pool. Sustainable and climate conscious, the roof has many green spaces and lush plantings including a vegetable garden free for the picking and potting tables for those residents that love to get their hands in the soil.

Let’s not forget our furry friends.  The resort style pet spa elevates the experience for humans and pets alike.

Developer: Kimco Realty
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group
Management and Construction: Bozzuto
Architect of Record: WDG Architecture

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Arden at Parkside
Collegeville, PA

Arden at Parkside is the first of three apartment buildings completed in the Parkside development. Conveniently located steps away from Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the community offers an unparalleled, amenity-rich lifestyle experience. The design team drew inspiration from the owner’s vision to create a public park on the land with walking and biking trails and a landscape softened by native plants. Creating a connection to the outdoors, the interiors were designed with a nature-themed ethos, hence the neutral color palette of umber and warm grays accented with blues, and greens. Contrasted with metal details in bronze, black and copper, the palette is set off by natural materials—wood, vegetable fibers, leather, jute, and linens.

The overarching concept was to create a sense of sanctuary for the residents. During the collaborative design process, comfort, convenience, and a connection to nature were the guiding principles. By interspersing co-working with the many lounge seating areas that are nestled throughout the amenities, the communal areas offer residents an environment that blends the comforts of home with remote workspaces. The cocoon-like environment is enhanced by the artisanal craftsmanship of the bespoke furnishings, lighting, and art.

There are moments of surprise in each space reflected in biophilic patterns. Design features such as a semi-transparent glass space divider with a fall forest scene, wood and stone materials and custom rugs that emulate elements of nature, bring the outdoors into the interior. Amanda Sturgeon, the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, says “who we are as people has much to do with the intersection and mingling of nature and the human built environment.”

At The Arden, the interplay of light, color, space, and authentic material creates sensorial wonder and invokes curiosity towards the ecological magic that surrounds the apartment building.

Developer: Audubon Land Development Corp.
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group
Architect: Barton Partners
Landscape Architect: Orsatti & Stuart Associates
Construction: Bozzuto Construction Company
Management: Bozzuto Management Company

 

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SoNYa – Vibrant and Artistic Multifamily Tower
Washington, D.C.

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was proud to collaborate on this spectacular project. 

Taking its cue from the vibrant South New York Avenue and NoMa community in which it is located, the vibrant and artistic interior design aesthetic incorporated into SoNYa – a mid-block multifamily apartment community – is meant to integrate the building into the street and the neighborhood, rather than set it apart. South New York Avenue, after which the SoNYa is named, is chock full of graffiti and street art. There is a raw energy there that Hartman Design Group captured in everything from the lighting to the artwork selections to the materials like exposed ceilings and concrete finishes. All were intentionally selected and merged to create a wondrous sense of neighborhood both within and outside the flagship structure of this neighborhood where a cacophony of colors and textures and sights fills the senses.

Examples of this kaleidoscope of colors and textures are everywhere in the multifamily building, including its entryway – yellow and glass, and steel which reflects the connection between the exterior architecture and interior design. The street morphed into the SoNYa with its dark lobby floor resembling the pavement outside. The rectangular lobby lighting fixtures were chosen as they mirror the exterior window mullions encasing the structure’s windows in both shape and color. Even more exciting, when the light reflects just so, the fixtures produce a grid-like pattern on the ceiling emulating a map grid.

Other elements that bring the vibe of the community into the building include an extraordinary subway door, juxtaposed at the end of a seating booth in one of the communal spaces. Behind the crystal stairway, the leasing area hosts another showstopper: a mural of squares of images meant to resemble windows with white mullions encasing thumbnail portraits depicting the lives of those who live within.

Since art curation is a prowess of HDG, it made sense that many of the bespoke accessories and works of art were custom designed by HDG such as three images of the city with surprising punches of neon lighting integrated into the works to hint at the energy and vibrance of the community. Graffiti-style artwork and wall murals were chosen and thematically carried through as stripes on carpet and floor tiles and in a color-blocking concept used on the corridor walls.

Awards Won

2023 AIA Northern Virginia  Jurors’ Citation in Commercial Architecture

 

SoNYa: 40 Patterson Street Northeast, Washington, DC

 

Size: 14 stories, 321 units, 280,000 square feet

Developer: Monument Realty

Architect: KGD Architecture

Interior Design: Hartman Design Group

Construction: Donohoe Construction

 

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BLVD Ansel
Rockville, MD

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was delighted to take part in this project.

In the heart of Rockville Town Center and one block from Rockville Metro, BLVD Ansel completes the town center landscape. Surrounded by restaurants and shops, this walkable community has a comforting neighborhood vibe. Designed to be an urban oasis, BLVD Ansel Apartments is named for the photographer, Ansel Adams, the environmentalist who used his photography to promote conservation of wilderness areas.

Featuring woods, woven products, stone, fabrics, and art elements that reflect the colors and textures found in nature, the interior design pays tribute to the critical importance of environmental protection and the human health benefits that occur when we connect to our natural surroundings. Highly refined, the interiors resist formality, seamlessly weaving tactile organic forms with bold, expressive gestures.

Intending to create an interactive environment that encourages collaborative work, social gatherings, and a sense of wellbeing, the design team scattered flexible spaces for work and play throughout the property. Dedicated amenities include a heads-down work lounge with individual “Zoom” rooms, a 12’communal table and multiple open work pods. The expansive club and game room with stairs that lead to a roof deck is a grand space for events with intimate nooks for those that prefer time alone. An expansive fitness center and yoga room overlook the pool and terrace.

Despite its views that extend as far as Maryland’s Sugarloaf Mountain, the interior takes an inward-looking, nurturing approach. The result is a remarkable building that provides a residential retreat in this urban neighborhood.

Awards Won

2022  NAHB Pillars Finalist, Best High-Rise Apartment Community, 10+ Stories
2022 Delta Associates Best Suburban Maryland High-Rise Apartment Community
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Carlyle Crossing – The Easton
Alexandria, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was honored to be selected as the interior designer of the amenity spaces and model unit of The Easton at Carlyle Crossing by Stonebridge.

Situated in Alexandria, Virginia’s rapidly growing Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley area, the Carlyle Crossing development is a large-scale mixed-use project consisting of nearly 1 million GSF across 5-plus acres. It has contributed to the transformation of the region and to its vibrant future! Very much a development designed to enhance the lives of those who live there through convenient retail offerings, green space, and close proximity to work and commuter options, Carlyle Crossing is anchored by a Wegmans grocery store. Home to two large federal agencies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, this burgeoning area of Alexandria is convenient to the Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system, served by the Eisenhower Avenue and King Street Metro stations.

One of three residential multifamily buildings conjoined by a lush outdoor plaza surrounded by several restaurants and retail shops and more expansive outdoor greens and recreational areas, the Easton represents Carlyle Crossing’s highest-end, boutique living apartment building. The aesthetic is a delicious mix of historic details juxtaposed by glamourous European grandeur. Rich color gradients of blue, magenta, purple, and mauve are accented by black and white. Expect the unexpected – like a water feature connecting the entry vestibule with the lobby overlook, a coffee and wine bar in the stately coworking area, sharing conversation spaces with work pods, and an intimate library nook. Arriving at the roof level, the views of Alexandria greet each visitor and resident.

Other amenities include a Pet Spa, fitness center, yoga studio, and rooftop lounge with a two-sided bar, conversational custom seating, and multiple intimate reading and conversation nooks that create a space perfect for entertaining. A pivoting garage door opens to the sprawling rooftop deck to create an authentic indoor/ outdoor experience.

Awards Won

– The Easton

2023  Pillars Multifamily Awards Best Multifamily Community of the Year 2023 (shared with fellow Carlyle Crossing mixed-use multifamily towers Reese Towers and Dylan)
2023  Pillars Multifamily Awards Best High-Rise Apartment Community (10+ Stories) (shared with fellow Carlyle Crossing mixed-use multifamily towers Reese Towers and Dylan)
2023  NAHB Pillars  Finalist Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area
2023  Delta Associates Delta Associates – Best Washington/Baltimore Boutique Apartment Community
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The Octagon
New York, NY

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.

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The Haven National Harbor
National Harbor, MD

Multi-family interior design company Hartman Design Group was thrilled to be the interior design group on this exquisite project.

The Haven Condominium, quietly nestled above the National Harbor downtown area and the Potomac river draws an affluent crowd that desires a sense of tranquility and adventure. Just steps away from more than 160 shops and over 40 dining experiences, it was essential for the HDG team to add to the level of excitement while still fostering the essence of community. Understanding the unique location of the apartments, the HDG team designed an interior space great for get-togethers, co-working and quiet hideaways.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and dual-sided glass fireplace allows for a lively connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces while the nature pallet invokes a warm and cozy atmosphere. Relaxed and sophisticated, the club room is an instrumental part of the Haven with flat-screen TVs, lounge seating and a billiards table. Unique lighting features, bold artworks, and contemporary lounge chairs invite residents to collaborate, socialize and entertain. National Harbor is a 300-acre, mixed-use development being built by The Peterson Companies that at completion will include 3,000 hotel rooms (including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center), 2,500 residential multifamily units, 250,000 square feet of retail,250,000 square feet of Class-A office space, a marina with 3 piers and the 180′ tall Capital Wheel.

Awards Won

2018 Delta Associates Best Sales Pace for a Washington/Baltimore Condominium Community
2018 Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal Awards
2019 BALA Best Multifamily Development 4-7 Stories Built for Sale
2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture Condominium
2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture, Multi-Family New Construction
2019 GALA Award of Merit, Community of the Year

 

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Coda on H
Washington, D.C.

Known for its artsy community, street festivals, nightlife, restaurants, pop-ups, performances and energetic atmosphere, Coda on H is located at the center of a dynamic one-and-a-half-mile H Street stretch.   The design objective was to connect the interior of this residential building with the neighborhood and make every square inch of the amenity space functional and exciting for the residents.

Nestled in one of the most spirited neighborhoods in Washington, DC., Coda on H appeals to the millennial renter who seeks out the H Street vibe.  Walking into the lobby, prospects and residents immediately engage with the hand-painted street art that wraps the centrally placed stairwell.  A mix of contemporary, industrial and funk, the interior design resonates with the renter and reflects the authentic lifestyle of those attracted to this corridor.

With not one square inch of extra amenity space, the bike, mailroom and leasing offices became a part of the lobby design.  To connect the indoors to the outdoors a small casual lounge was carved out of the rear lobby space, which connects to the private courtyard.  Adorned with natural materials and greenery, this lounge creates a quiet sanctuary for the residents.

The most significant challenge was the small footprint of the building, which resulted in a minimal SF of amenities.  The competitive buildings have substantial common areas with many social and service amenities.  This challenge was overcome by creating an interior design that stands out from the competition.  The difference is in the details – cast, bronze doorknobs (molded from the designer’s daughter’s hands), the custom mural, industrial details, focus on original and playful art.

Boutique and intimate, with a true H Street vibe, since opening, Coda on H has been a success for the owner, MRP. Since opening in May 2018, the building is 99.2% leased.

Awards Won

2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture, Multi-Family Boutique Construction
2019 GALA Blue Ribbon for Best Feature: Entry Foyer and Lobby
2019 Washington City Paper Best Apartment Building
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