Before reopening the building, Aria Development conducted a study with a group of Harvard Business School students to gather recommendations for the amenities that renters prize the most, such as a delivery and pickup area with a concierge that includes cold storage for grocery deliveries, package lockers and dry-cleaning storage.
Other building amenities include a roof terrace with an enclosed kitchen and private dining room, a co-working space, a fitness center, a pet spa, and bicycle storage with a repair station and a separate bike entrance.
Residents can walk to grocery stores, shops, restaurants, bars, music venues and theaters, and Meridian Hill Park. Both the U Street and Columbia Heights Metro stations are within walking distance.
The building was designed by Cunningham Quill architecture firm and interior design firm Cecconi Simone. The contemporary-style apartments have stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters, porcelain and marble tiles in the bathrooms, open shelving, a washer and dryer and barn-style bedroom doors. Some units have a balcony.
Rents range from $1,855 for a studio to more than $5,564 for a larger shareable unit with three bedrooms and a den or two bedrooms and two dens. One 618-square-foot studio has an open living and dining area, two closets, two dens and one full bathroom and rents for $3,109.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly said that the Clifton was renovated. Actually, only a small part of the facade from a previous apartment building was retained, but the rest was newly constructed.