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LEED Gold Certified

The Maxwell offers so many features that make it different than all of the other apartments out there. A big part of that being that we here at The Maxwell promise to provide a home that’s equally as good to our residents as it is to the environment around it.

We are so excited to announce that The Maxwell is now a LEED® Gold certified building! And being LEED® certified is something that has been very important to us since the start. It allows us to demonstrate that our building is truly “green.”

So, what does all of this mean?

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification given by The Green Building Certification Institute. There is a scorecard in which our “project,” The Maxwell, has been rated on in the following categories:

Transportation:
The Maxwell is served by 16 bus lines within one quarter mile walking distance of the building.

Water Consumption:
We are 51.1% more water efficient than the average building. Inside the building, we used low-flow faucets, showers and low-flush water closets, reducing water consumption by 31% compared to the average building.

Energy Efficiency:
We have achieved energy cost savings of 29.2% because of the energy efficiency measures incorporated into The Maxwell building design, including reduced interior lighting power density and high efficiency air source heat pumps.

Renewable Energy:
We match our consumption with renewable energy credits! We have purchased Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 100% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period.

Waste Management:
The Maxwell project has diverted 76.67% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill.

Recycled Content:
21.47% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials. 26.4% of the total building materials value includes building materials and/or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.

Beyond these categories defined by LEED®, and probably most appealing to our residents, every unit in The Maxwell also features ENERGY STAR® appliances and Nest Learning Thermostats.  You can read more about these two features below.

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ENERGY STAR® appliances: The Maxwell features appliances that have received ENERGY STAR® certification, which is a government-backed symbol for energy-efficiency. Having ENERGY STAR® appliances helps us to save our residents high energy costs as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants.

Nest learning thermostats: Nest Thermostats can save up to half of a home’s energy bill, simply by having a “programmed” thermostat. The nice part about what Nest has done with their Learning Thermostat is that you simply use your thermostat as you normally would and it does the rest. It’s Nest Sense technology learns about you and your home and begins to optimize your home’s energy use based on your habits. We think our residents agree with us in thinking it’s pretty awesome! Fun Fact: It was co-designed by Apple engineers!

Learn more about The Maxwell and it’s features here.

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.

“Timeless Handsome Feel” – An Interview With The Maxwell’s Interior Designer

Here at The Maxwell, style is important to us, and we want our residents (and visitors too) to feel that the second the walk in through our doors.  That’s why we turned to RD Jones Interior Design Team to help us achieve the modern style home decor that we wanted to bring to The Maxwell.

We recently spoke with designer and Managing Partner of RD Jones, Bernard Holaider, about his experience designing and decorating The Maxwell apartments and how he helped us achieve “Modern Luxury.”  Read below for our full interview about where he draws inspiration from, what he enjoyed most about working with us and how renters can easily incorporate similar styling into their own home decor.

What are the three most important elements you believe to be in home design?

BH:  I believe that we all need to feel comfortable with in our home environments.  I believe in purchasing the best quality sofa & lounge chair and bed that you can afford.  The remaining items can come and go, but always do lots of research on selecting the right sofa or bed.  And, color – I like color, but I also like to not overuse it.  I prefer to use color in things like rugs, art, pillows & accessories – Keep the basics neutral or dark and then just “splash” the color. 

What was the theory behind the design of the Maxwell apartments and where did you draw inspiration for it?

BH:  It was “Modern Luxury,” with lots of fun.  A phrase that comes to mind is, “Timeless Handsome Feel.”   The inspiration came from all the small “Boutique” style hotels that I enjoy spending time in in cities such as Santa Fe, NM, NYC, Savannah GA, and Miami.  

Speaking of, what does “modern” mean to you in terms of design and style?

BH:  Modern means clean simple lines that can withstand years of use.

How can renters incorporate a similar style in their own homes?

BH:  Whether you rent or own, buy what you like.  It can be a rug from India, a lamp from Asia, a sofa from USA and you mix them all.  Don’t feel like you have to buy things that all match perfectly.  Create your own style.  Own it.  Also, simple touches like a modern rug can be inspired from a painting or even a swatch of fabric really bring a room to life.  Or, a luxurious fabric or leather can add that upscale look without breaking the bank.  And a splash of color on just one wall can create some drama in any room.  These little touches can give you home a more modern and upscale, “hotel” feel.  

What did you, personally, enjoy most about decorating the interior of the Maxwell?

BH:  We had a great client who trusted us and believed in my vision – Modern Luxury.  We also had a great time selecting all the durable finishes, furniture selections as well as the fabrics.  Especially fun was finding the sculptures, art & accessories that were rich in color and texture.

You can learn more about Bernard Holnaider and his background in design and architecture here.

4 Simple Ideas for Modern Home Decor

Here at the The Maxwell, we thrive off of a modern and stylish living space.  We incorporated many unique and expressive design elements into the overall decor of The Maxwell, with the help of interior designer Rebecca Jones, through modern prints, patterns, textures, colors and more.  Since we believe that your home decor should be a reflection of your personality, we knew that our residents would feel most comfortable in a modern space.  Beyond the overall decor throughout The Maxwell apartments, details like custom light fixtures and floor to ceiling windows creates a modern canvas for our residents to build off of.

Read more about the features of The Maxwell apartments here.

Whether you’re a resident at The Maxwell or not, there are so many easy ways to add a modern feel to your space to help you, as we like to say here at The Maxwell, “Live Well Maxwell.”  We’ve rounded up four of our favorite ones below to help get your creative design juices flowing.  If you have any decor tips, please share them for our readers in the comments below!

Interested in living at The Maxwell?  Contact us today for more information.

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A bold rug that mixes colors in an unexpected way that works.  

Photo by Montse Garriga via ELLE.es

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Mid-century inspired furniture instantly adds a modern and masculine feel.

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Mix-and-match printed pillows add punch to a simple couch.

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Use a single, large canvas painting as the focal point of the room.

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