Allegro Apartments

Washington, DC


Client

Metro Properties, Inc.

Architect

Eric Colbert & Associates, PC

Facility

Apartments over 11,500 sq. ft. retail and 80,000 sq. ft. garage below grade.

Financing

Private

Project Scope
  • 297 units
  • 353,252 gsf
  • 1.90 acres
  • Wood Frame
  • Metal Panels
  • Brick
  • Self-Contained Electric Heat Pump

Allegro Apartments

Allegro is a mixed-use building that features 297 units, street level retail space, below grade parking, and extraordinary resident amenities. It is located on two acres on 14th Street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC, where construction was managed by Harkins Builders, Inc. t/a Marriottsville Construction, LLC.

Video: Metro Properties President Jeremy Rubenstein talks about Harkins and this complex project.

The pedestal building structure comprises an underground cast-in-place concrete garage and English basement, with a four-story wood frame structure above. Over 60 percent of the units have private exterior balconies or patios, with expansive 4th floor penthouse apartments with rooftop patios. The apartments feature maple floors, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile bathrooms, and artfully designed lighting, with the windows extending nearly floor-to-ceiling.

The building is clad with a sleek combination of masonry, cedar, steel, and metal panels that combine to make up the high-profile exterior veneer. Integrated into the project are lushly landscaped interior courtyards featuring cedar decking, flagstone paving, a restful water feature, a cedar pergola, and numerous private, quiet places for the residents to gather.

The lobby features rich wood and ceramic tile finishes as well as glass and stainless steel detailing. In the lobby lounge, three stainless steel fireplaces provide warmth and ambiance. Down a flight of stairs on the mezzanine level are the resident amenity spaces, including a first-rate exercise area complete with separate Pilates studio, a lounge with a big screen television, an internet café, and a kitchenette.

Awards

Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazine
Best of ’09
Merit Award

Project Testimonials

"In any project of this size, there are bound to be numerous challenges, and the true test of a business (or any) relationship is how those challenges are addressed. Over time I developed the deepest respect for the manner in which your company addressed issues head on, and always took full responsibility for their resolution in a manner that you could be proud of. Rather than "work to the rule," I found a willingness and a desire to see how you could exceed the standards set forth in the project documents."

Jeremy Rubenstein
President
Metro Properties, Inc.
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