The plethora of new apartment buildings with party-centric amenities has helped earn the District a reputation among millennials as a hip place to be. Now developer Wood Partners has a new twist on that model: a new apartment with a Miami vibe.
The Belgard, at 33 N St. NE in NoMa, has a 561-gallon exotic saltwater aquarium, a curated art collection displayed throughout the building, a custom-built arcade machine with more than 25 classic games and a rooftop with cabanas, grilling stations and an infinity edge saltwater pool.
In addition, the Belgard includes custom-built furniture in the common areas and a “speakeasy” bar — that includes draft beer and private liquor lockers — where residents can entertain their guests. The game room has a poker table, board games and a shuffleboard table in addition to the arcade machine. The Belgard also has a fitness center with a yoga studio. The pet-friendly building has a pet spa with grooming services and a dog-walking service.
The 346 apartments include some micro-unit studios with 374 square feet and two-bedroom, two-bath units with 1,120 square feet. Rents range from $1,770 to $3,620.
The apartments have keyless entry, floor-to-ceiling windows, a washer-and-dryer and quartz counters in the kitchen. Some will have outdoor space and movable kitchen islands.
The Belgard is within walking distance of shops and restaurants as well as the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station and Union Station. The neighborhood has a WalkScore of 95, which means that residents can do most of their errands without a car.
For more information, visit www.thebelgarddc.com.