Category Archives: Maxwell Amenities

Love Your Nest

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Did you know that every Maxwell apartment unit comes with a Nest Learning Thermostat?  It’s just another way that we differentiate ourselves from the rest, simply by offering our residents a programmable thermostat that is just as beneficial for them as it is for our environment.

Did you know that The Maxwell is a LEED® Gold certified building?

What is a Nest Thermostat?

It’s Nest Sense technology learns about you and your home and begins to optimize your home’s energy use based on your habits. 

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Some of our favorite features of the Nest Learning Thermostat include: 

Nest Thermostats can save up to HALF of your home’s energy bill!  As you teach it the most efficient temperature settings, after a few days the Nest Thermostat will start setting it on its own.

There is virtually no set-up time, just start using your thermostat as you normally would and it does the rest!  And as you change your habits from season to season, the Nest knows to follow.

With the Auto Away feature, your Nest Thermostat will automatically turn itself down when it senses you leave and back up when you get home.  It’s great for when you’re just running errands or away on vacation.

Take Nest on the go with you!  With the mobile app, you can control your thermostat from anywhere!

The Nest Leaf might be our favorite part, any time a little leaf shows up on your Nest Thermostat, you know that you’re saving energy.

Contact us today for more info or find us on Facebook or Twitter! #LiveWellMaxwell

Summer Reading List

Whether you’re on the beach or in The Dwelling at The Maxwell, summertime is the perfect time to start a new book.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorites that we recommend you dive right into this weekend.  

The Vacationers by Emma Straub: A story about the tricky dynamics among friends a family.  This light-hearted read is perfect for a sunny day on the beach.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Follow the journey of main character, Santiago, as he discovers the power listening to your own heart and the importance of following your dreams- An uplifting, spiritual read.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain:  A book filled with research and facts, and interesting stories of real people, Susan Cain opens your eyes to how much our society doesn’t give introverts the credit that they deserve.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown: If you’re looking for a good story about personal achievement to motivate you this summer, this is the one to do it.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: If you loved Gillian Flynn’s writing when you read “Gone Girl” last summer, you supposed to love her older work such as “Dark Places” (2010) or even “Sharp Objects” (2007).

Do you have any favorite summertime reads?  We would love to add them to our list!  Contact us with your suggestions here: http://www.maxwellapts.com/contact/

Take A Tour Of The Maxwell’s Brand New Community In Our Latest GoPro Videos

We weren’t sure if we were doing The Maxwell justice with just photos, so we decided to bring you some up close and personal GoPro tours of our brand new, luxury apartments in Ballston, Virginia. You can find all of these videos and more on our YouTube channel here.

Here, Kevin & Jaimee take you on a tour of The Maxwell’s stylish lobby and luxury amenities that are available to our residents 24/7. Some of our coveted amenities include a conference center, a mail room fully equipped with Building Link, outdoor area, billiards table, controlled access parking garage, large fitness center and more. You can read about our full list of amenities on our website here.

Welcome to the One Bedroom with Den model apartment at The Maxwell. This corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large kitchen island and the best view of Ballston’s city life. See the full list of units currently available for lease today at The Maxwell here.

Take a peek at one of our 13 brand new, One Bedroom with Loft apartments. Some of it’s best features include ample natural light, twenty foot ceilings, a spiral staircase and personal street access. See the full list of units currently available for lease today at The Maxwell here.

See what happens when Jaimee takes over filming for “Minute at The Max!”

That’s it for now! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos like these. Or, come on by to see The Maxwell and all it has to offer at 4200 N. Carlin Springs Road located right in the heart of Ballston in Arlington, Virginia.

Meet One of The Maxwell’s ‘Largest’ Amenities for a Sushi Making Party

Here at The Maxwell, residents have full access to all of our on-site amenities intended to really take their lifestyle here in Ballston to the next level.  The Maxwell offers a meeting room for working or studying, a billiards table for play, reading nooks and more, all designed to enhance our residents overall living experience during their time here with us (We call it The Dwelling).

When you come visit us, one of their first things you might notice is the large table in our first floor common area.  The table seats 10 comfortably and there’s so many different ways that our residents can use this large table top space; like crafting, happy hours, and business meetings, to name a few.

Recently, we invited some of our favorite local area bloggers in to give it a test drive.  Together with local sushi restaurant owner and head chef of Sushi Rock, the team here at the Maxwell and the bloggers learned how to roll their own sushi from the masters and each took home their own sushi-making kit from Whole Foods, courtesy of The Maxwell.

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Our residents are pretty awesome and we can’t wait to see what other ideas they come up with for the Maxwell table.  But for now, we leave you with some tips for making your own sushi, straight from the expert himself:

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1. You must cook your rice in a special Rice Vinegar to get that sticky consistency.  You can either buy Sushi Rice Vinegar at your local Asian supermarket. Or, you can simply combine rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a pot and bring it to a boil until all of the sugar and salt has dissolved.  Also when buying your rice, you want a medium size thickness in your rice (called ‘Shari’ at the grocery store). 

2. When you roll your sushi, you should put the shiny side of the seaweed paper facing down.  Then, use a tennis ball size of rice to make a 6-piece roll. 

3. Wrap your sushi-rolling device in plastic wrap to ensure that your sushi doesn’t stick to it and you get a nice, clean roll.  You can wipe down the plastic wrap and your knife (that you’re going to use to cut up your roll) with cold water to ensure it really doesn’t stick.

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4. Presentation is key!  Don’t forget to garnish your roll with freshly sliced ginger and wasabi. 

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What would you use the Maxwell table for?  #LiveWellMaxwell