Hartman Design Group Makes Statement at The Perry

Catering to a broad, mixed-generational demographic, The Perry is the first luxury rental to be constructed in Potomac. Its north building will open in June 2015.

Washington, D.C. – Hartman Design Group has put the finishing touches on its design of the amenity and public spaces at The Perry, the new high-end apartment community in Potomac, Md. from Foulger-Pratt Companies. The two-building development just outside Washington, D.C. features an array of one- to three-bedroom apartments.

In an effort to appeal to the area’s working professionals and empty nesters, Hartman Design Group drew inspiration from the luxury lifestyles and rich legacy of the surrounding neighborhood.  The design showcases a blend of modern and mid-century furnishings and décor, in a concept that is at once both informal and sophisticated.

The Perry is the first luxury rental to be constructed in Potomac. Its north building will open to occupancy in June 2015, with its south building being unveiled in fall 2015.

“We have a long-​standing partnership with Foulger-Pratt that is based upon trust and collaboration,​ [because] we’ve worked with them since 2002. Knowing that the interior design can make or break the success of a ​multi​-​family project, ​they brought us on board trusting that we would deliver, as we have for them in the past,” Hartman Design Group president Phyllis Hartman told MHN.  “We designed the amenity areas to be very active and social spaces where residents will want to gather.”

The interiors of both buildings feature a soft, neutral palette, delivering the inviting textures of porcelain tile, custom Axminster carpet, hand-tufted area rugs, versatile woods and custom light fixtures.  The north building offers an expansive lobby, cyber lounge with coffee service, business center, game room, private dining room and expansive fitness area.  A spacious terrace opening off the club room includes grills and dining areas that turn it into an ideal setting for outdoor entertainment.

The south building’s dramatic lobby can serve as either the structure’s social hub or club room.  Among the features of the lobby are a fireplace, intimate seating areas, communal table, coffee bar and business center.

“Our design had to resonate with a broad, mixed generational resident base. Because of the location in this high-end suburban community, ​Foulger-Pratt expects [renters will include] a significant percentage of wealthy empty nesters who are ready to ​sell their large Potomac homes​ yet want to stay close to family and friends,” Hartman said.

“Creating timeless, high-end, quality-driven amenities and common spaces that attract this demographic, but also ​appeal to Generation Y residents​,​ presented ​a significant challenge for the design team.”

Underpinning efforts was the quest to ensure the interiors would be space planned and designed to encourage social integration and interaction.  Noted Hartman:  “Multiple amenities in both buildings — including the expansive outdoor courtyards and terraces — provide many opportunities for residents to experience resort-style living in a community that also offers shopping, or casual ​and fine dining, just outside the front door.”