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Novel South Capitol

Washington, D.C.

Located between Capitol Hill, Southwest, and The Yards, Novel South Capitol is a transit-oriented community that consists of two, modern, 13-story towers that house 539 apartments and a shared below-grade parking structure. The residential complex sits on the former site of a McDonald’s and is within walking distance from both the Navy Yard Metro station and the Washington Nationals baseball park. Brick, metal panels, and glass combined to create a sophisticated, urban feel. The extensive use of glass, in addition to the glass balconies at both corners, provide expansive city views. Light-filled studio, 1 and 2-bedroom den units offer open, flexible floor plans and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Ground-floor will have stoops and walk out directly onto the street creating a more contemporary, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

The distinctive amenity package includes roof-top terraces completed with a cocktail bar, lounge area with outdoor screening area, swimming pool, dining, and a shared co-working space that take advantage of the expansive views of the Capitol Building. ABC Pony, an integrated on-site, all-day café/eatery serves a menu by, James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year nominee, Erik Bruner-Yang. No moment is lost in creating points of connection with neighbors. Even the mail room—arguably one of the most visited amenity spaces—is carefully designed with a large, rustic oak table at its center that is flanked with plenty of plush seating. A warm color palette, playful lighting, natural views, and an high-definition TV mounted to the wall transforms the old concept of a mailroom into a modern-day lounge area. Novel South Capitol’s amenity spaces were designed to create both private areas for relaxation and gathering spaces for entertaining and connecting with other residents and visitors.

Expertise
Architecture
Interiors

Status
Completed 2019

Program
429,371 SF Residential
6,807 SF Retail
539 Apartments

Construction Type
Concrete Frame High-Rise