425 Mass Shows Off Its Roof Deck at Grand Opening

by UrbanTurf Staff


UrbanTurf has seen a lot of roof decks around the DC area, but we have to say that the one at 425 Mass really impresses. The new apartment project in Mount Vernon Triangle (map) hosted its official rooftop grand opening recently (despite having tenants for a few months now), bringing in over 250 guests with the usual array of attractions including live music, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar.

The roof deck at 425 Mass spans the project’s two adjacent towers to create an expansive space that includes two pools, one of which is a small lap pool, a couple grills and the requisite views of downtown. But what is unique about the roof is its layout and size. Unlike many roof decks which are left open, this space has been carved up into several seating areas, some covered, some uncovered, some big enough for a group of eight or ten people, others just a table with a couple chairs. The result is a deck that offers not only the typical common space fit for a larger group, but also a few intimate nooks for tenants who like a little privacy.

“You really feel like the roof is an escape,” tenant Ron Mangual, who works as bar manager at Buddha Bar next door, told UrbanTurf. “It’s probably my favorite thing about living here.” He added that building management has been steadily enhancing the space since he moved in earlier this summer. Decorative bamboo stalks and WiFi are the most recent additions.

Recall the project just started accepting tenants in late spring. It began by opening only one of the two towers, then announced just last week that it would start leasing the second tower (401 Mass) based on how quickly the first was filling up.

“When I first got here, I felt like I was the only one on my floor,” another tenant said. “But now I have a bunch of neighbors. You can really feel the building filling up.”

See the following stories for more about the history of 425 Mass (previously known as The Dumont). Below are photos from the event. The units themselves weren’t a part of the evening, but we plan to get back over there soon for a peek inside.


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  1. Jessica said at 12:30 pm on Thursday October 7, 2010:

    I was at the event last night and the roof is pretty spectacular. It would be a great place to have a party with 100 or so of your friends, but that probably wouldn’t fly with building mgmt.

  1. Jason said at 12:32 pm on Thursday October 7, 2010:

    This building is really beautiful. And I can imagine the pictures dont even do it justice. One day… *sighs*

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