The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, a Washington, D.C.–based foundation focused on the arts, humanities, and community service, has announced the start of preleasing for the first phase of apartments at The Modern at Art Place, a creatively focused apartment community located within walking distance of D.C.’s Fort Totten Metro Station.

A rendering of The Modern at Art Place, set to open this summer.
Courtesy Diana Ruiz A rendering of The Modern at Art Place, set to open this summer.

The first phase will consist of 90 “artistically-designed” apartments, set to open in the summer of 2017. When complete, the Modern at Art Place will contain more than 900 apartment units across three residential apartment spaces, ranging from studios up to 494 square feet, one-bedrooms up to 770 square feet, and two-bedrooms up to 1,189 square feet. All units are equipped with laundry, stainless steel appliances, and oversized windows. Rents start at $1,475.

The community’s 300,000-plus square feet will include the upcoming 47,000 square-foot Explore! Children’s Museum, which is set to open in 2019. The XSport Fitness Center will encompass 41,825 square feet, and 170,000 square feet have been reserved for culture and art-focused uses, designed to spur community engagement and entertainment.

A unit interior kitchen at The Modern at Art Place.
Courtesy Diana Ruiz A unit interior kitchen at The Modern at Art Place.

“We visualize The Modern as a unique building where families and individuals can enjoy the proximity to all that D.C. has to offer, in the comfortable confines of an accessible community,” says Calvin Cafritz, president of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, in a statement. “As one of the neighborhoods to watch, The Modern will provide residents a place to eat, play, explore, and live in Fort Totten.”

The Modern’s outdoor amenity offerings include a rooftop pool with shaded deck, three courtyards, a Zen Garden, and bocce ball courts. An indoor designer gallery can host any number of resident events, from art exhibits to indoor markets to poetry nights. A yoga studio, indoor fitness center, tech bar, and gaming lounge are also available.

“Creating communities that mix belonging and inspiration is central to our goal of providing residents with extraordinary experiences of home and community,” says Stephanie L. Williams, president of Bozzuto Management Company, which will manage the property. “Fort Totten will continue to grow as innovative companies, meaningful retail and cultural institutions continue to invest in its future. The Modern is one of those thoughtful, impactful communities and we are proud to join The Cafritz Foundation in bringing a new standard to this vibrant neighborhood."