It’s cliché, but it’s true; you only get one chance to make a first impression. A first impression sets the tone for the experience to follow. It’s true in encounters with people and places. It’s one of the reasons we focused so much attention on creating a spectacular entry into Union Place apartments in NoMa.
When you visit Union Place for a private tour, you’ll see. It starts with a grand space designed to reflect the monumental presence of Union Station. Open and airy, filled with light and textures giving the space a classic style with modern sophistication that evokes a similar sense of welcoming wonder as entering the iconic train station. Nowhere is this more evident than the enormous chandelier that spans the two levels of the lobby. Its size and form says classic luxury, reminiscent of crystal chandeliers in grand hotel lobbies of yesteryear. But with a closer look, the contemporary, formed wood construction speaks to the modern materials and innovative ideas that extend through the community.
The reoccurring theme throughout Union Place is one of connection. Being connected to the neighborhoods we call home, H Street, NoMa and Union Market, was an important aspect of our design. Each space on the main floor and lobby it is a reflection of our eclectic, yet cohesive community. And of course, it was all created with the utmost attention to detail. This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Toll Brothers, a name synonymous with going a step (or two) beyond the standard in both level of finish and service. Union Place is a Toll Brothers Apartment Living community, and as such has been designed to impress from top to bottom.
With every step further into the lobby, you’ll find small features and touches that hint at the exceptional experience to follow. Beginning with the exemplary service, you’ll be greeted at the concierge desk at every moment of every day, a 24/7 commitment to our residents and their guests. To the right is a fireplace that exudes a cozy welcome that complements the hospitality bar offering snacks and coffee.
Not easily missed is a grand staircase clad in marble and wood that winds up to the mezzanine where you can get a closer look at the detailed craftsmanship contained within the precision-cut chandelier. It’s these classic touches mixed with modern style that makes Union Place so special. Continue through the second level to the resident clubroom where you’ll find an alluring space for relaxing and entertaining, complete with TVs, billiards, shuffleboard, a retro Pac-Man arcade game, foosball and an implied invitation to kick back and have some fun. The room keeps going with a microbrew station and wine tap for happy hours and events, plus a wet bar and kitchen area to host parties.
Each and every area is outfitted with elegant furniture and lighting seemingly straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest. A striking live-edge wood table provides a bold, natural touch to the lobby, blending organic curves with the unyielding, right angles of its base. It provides a distinctive seating area to wait for friends or a Lyft. In addition, there are a multitude of nooks and casual spots for taking care of business or just hanging out in.
This is the key to what Union Place offers. Yes, the spaces are beautiful and impressive when you first experience them, but their true purpose is to be enjoyed by our community of residents as an extension of their home. After all, they were designed to be used, not just look pretty. Because at Toll Brothers Apartment Living, we find more beauty in a vibrant and active community than one that is built with form overtaking function.
Come explore Union Place and experience what we mean when we say “Classic. Communal. Connected.” Schedule a tour today, we’d love to show you around.