The Most Novel New Apartment Amenity in 2021

  • December 20th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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While the DC area continues to transition to a new pandemic-era status quo, the time has come once again for UrbanTurf to reflect on the state of real estate over the past year.

This week, we refresh our collective memory with a 2021 Year-in-Review series.

Rendering of workshop. Click to enlarge.

The most novel new apartment amenity revealed in the DC region this year took the concept of live/work to another level.

While pool decks and upscale fitness centers seem to be standard in high-end new apartment buildings in the DC region, Faraday Park in Reston went a bit more practical. 

Among the amenities in the second phase of the over 400-unit development will be a maker's workshop with a photo studio. Available by appointment, the 300 square-foot workshop will contain a communal workbench and hand tools for woodworking and similar crafts. Inside the workshop, a light box-style office-sized room will serve as a photo studio.

"Both current and prospective residents have voiced their excitement about using the private dining room in the East building for intimate gatherings and the photo booths for amateur and professional photographers alike," Chris Oursler, development director at Rooney Properties, told UrbanTurf. "Residents are also looking forward to taking advantage of the maker's space and getting to work on their own passion projects without having to travel far from their front door." 

Leasing will begin early next year on the phase that contains the amenity. Rooney Properties and Bozzuto are the developers and MV+A Architects is the designer.

CORRECTION: The article has been updated to note that the amenity has not yet delivered.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-most-novel-new-apartment-amenity-in-2021/19065.

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