Category: Property Features

Penthouse Living #OnVan

At 1221 Van, our penthouse units provide the ideal Navy Yard home combining the best of both worlds: unbeatable views of Nats Park and ultimate luxury.


Host the perfect Taco Tuesday complete with chorizo tacos prepared on your stainless-steel kitchen island and the freshest ingredients from the nearby Whole Foods. (*Pro Tip* wash your hands after cutting jalapeños to avoid waking up at 2am feeling like you’ve dipped your hand in lava, just trust us.)

The penthouse balcony faces Nationals Park and stretches out around the entire unit for an amazing fan experience. You will feel like you are part of the Nationals faithful comfortably cheering just outside your living room.

The split-level layout of the penthouse allows for extra space and ultimate privacy. The bottom floor serves as an entertaining and dining hot spot while the top floor is arranged for perfectly tranquil relaxation.

Waking up each morning is that much easier when you are greeted by the amazing view of the ballpark. Bedrooms come equipped with walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in all the beautiful sunlight DC has to offer.

Our resort-style master bathroom will give you all the vacation feels. Sleek and modern yet comfortably warm, the bathroom features a double vanity sink and walk-in glass door shower. Starting and ending your day with a luxurious feel is how we like to live #OnVan.

For more information on our modern Navy Yard apartments, contact us today!

10 Reasons Why 1221 Van is Perfect for Roommate Living

Streamline your social life by living with a roommate at 1221 Van. From spacious open floor plans that are ideal for hosting holiday parties to separate bathrooms that are great for individual self-care routines, our two-bedroom apartments create multifunctional, yet personalized living experiences for roommates.


So. Much. Space.

Our spacious two-bedroom units make it easy to create communal areas that comfortably accommodate roommates without invading each other’s personal spaces. Have the option to hang out playing video games in the living room together or opt for a more solitary situation watching bad holiday Netflix movies in separate bedrooms.


Ideal for Entertaining

Open floor plans provide a prime layout for throwing the group chat’s holiday party. Get a crackling fire video playing on the TV, string up some festive lights on the terrace, heat up some mulled wine on the stainless steel stove, and we’re in holiday party-throwing business. 


Host for the Holidays

Invite the fam to Washington, D.C. for the holidays and impress them with your 1221 Van residence. They’ll feel those vacations vibes as soon as they set down their bags on the vinyl “wood-inspired” flooring and take in the high-end features of the kitchen and bathrooms.


Never Run Low on Laundry

With a washer and dryer in every unit, 1221 Van residents never have to worry about schlepping a hamper down to the basement or sending their laundry out with a service.


Separate Bathrooms

Roommates have no need to worry about the length of each other’s self-care Sunday rituals. Our two-bedroom residences also include two and a half baths to accommodate everyone’s bathroom routines and avoid Sunday scaries at all costs.


Roommates’ Best Friend

Who said roommates had to be human? Share space with your animal in our pet-friendly apartments.


Throw Parties in the Lounge

That same group chat is back and ready to move things up to the next level. An indoor social space, the 1221 Van Lounge features dining banquets, grill, and a wet bar. Settle into the comfy couches and host a watch party in the screening area or move things outdoors and cheers to living the dream next to our firepits.


Did We Mention the View?

Wow your guests with 360-degree views of the Nationals Stadium, the Capitol, Washington Monument, and Anacostia River from the killer rooftop. When the weather decides not to be frigid, go for a dip in the infinity pool, lounge in the sun, or catch the big game in stadium seating with your roommate.


Challenge Each Other in the Gym

 Make your roommate your workout partner too by tackling your fitness goals together. Our state-of-the-art K!ck Fitness Center comes fully equipped for an energizing workout or restorative yoga session. Namaste, residents.


Explore the Navy Yard Together

 Discovering new places to eat, drink, and shop is infinitely better when you have someone to explore your neighborhood with. Especially in Navy Yard, there are always festivals, tastings, and performances all year-round.

If you’re looking for the perfect apartment building for roommate living, 1221 Van offers spacious units, stylish features, and stunning amenities. Visit us to make your home base 1221 Van, where everything is On Point, On Deck and #OnVan.

Rooftop Season #OnVan

Enjoy the views from the rooftop of our luxury Ballpark District apartments

With sights of cherry blossoms and sunny days in the forecasts, we’re rejoicing over the signs of spring. We’re looking forward to stowing away our parkas and embracing DC during its most beautiful season. For us at 1221 Van, this means we’ll be spending plenty of time at our rooftop celebrating the warm weather.

The Perfect Pregame
Around here, the start of baseball season is always a cause for celebration. Luckily for us, you can’t beat home plate views of a Nats game. From our rooftop, you can see straight into Nat’s Park, which makes it the ideal meet up spot before heading to the game. Can you imagine a better backdrop? Witness the excitement for yourself and check out this season’s schedule here. Additionally, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting resident events on our rooftop— a great way to meet the people that also call 1221 Van home.

Outdoor Living
There’s nothing like warm weather to bring friends together. DC lights up in the spring with outdoor activities and people jump at the opportunity to be outside spending with friends. We love how social our 1221 Van community is and we like to think of our rooftop as the congregation spot. Some of our favorite things are grabbing a group of our friends for a mid-week barbeque using our grilling station or meeting up for a weekend happy hour at our bar. No matter what you do, our rooftop makes a great venue for any of your get-togethers.

Sunday Funday
Having a pool, especially an infinity pool, automatically gives you weekend plans. It’s not just about the amenity, it’s part of our lifestyle here at 1221 Van. Our idea of a perfect end to the weekend is waking up and going for a dip or heading to the lounge chairs and basking outside with a good book. You’ll feel immersed in the city through the rooftop’s incredible views of the District and the monuments. Music, a good book, views, and sunshine – this all makes for a laid-back weekend and we’re all about it.

No matter how you choose to use our rooftop, 1221 Van makes it easy for you to live the life you want in the Capitol Riverfront – one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods. Check out our rooftop for yourself and contact us to book your tour #OnVan.


Checking in on those New Year’s Resolutions

The first two months of the year have gone by. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you still on the right track? Personal fitness is a common resolution to tackle, but also one of the most challenging in the thick of winter when you’d probably rather stay indoors and binge the latest Netflix show. That’s why we’re here to provide you with some tips and motivational tools to help you stay on track with your fitness goals for the year.

Reflect and Revise
Let’s say you vowed to go to the gym four times a week this year – ambitious! It isn’t until you get back in the swing of things that you realize it may be a little too ambitious for your liking. Making plans that actually fit into your lifestyle is an important step to take. Vacations, work schedules, and your personal life are all factors that can affect and impede having a consistent workout schedule. Adjust accordingly by using helpful fitness apps like MyFitnessPal, Trifecta, or Jefit, that will track your progress and help keep you on track each week.

Choose Convenience. Try K!CK Fitness.
Living at 1221 Van means that you have everything at your fingertips. One of our most convenient amenities is our very own K!CK Fitness center. Having a gym you can go to at your own leisure is, no doubt, helpful when it comes to motivating yourself to stick to your goals. Our gym features state-of-the-art equipment for every kind of workout and fitness need. And with K!CK Fitness, you get a free K!CKStart training session just for being part of the 1221 Van community! You can also sign up for additional private training sessions or  group fitness classes that all take place right here at the gym at 1221 Van! Take advantage of perks like these that make it easy to stay motivated and on track throughout the rest of the year.

Interested in learning more about our K!CK program and fitness classes at 1221 Van? Contact our leasing office at any time for more information on how you can stay happy and healthy year round.

Change it up and Spice it Up
New Year’s resolutions are inherently tough to keep up because it’s easy to feel like your resolution has gotten monotonous. Keep your fitness goals exciting and fresh by incorporating new workouts into your routine. Sign up for services like Classpass, where you can try a variety of fitness classes ranging from yoga to boxing, even when you’re traveling. Maybe check out a nearby fitness class like Solidcore or Orange Theory where you’re sure to break a sweat. Another way to make your workouts exciting is to have the perfect playlist to amp you up. Check out Spotify’s many workout playlists that get updated each week, or put your own together based off your favorite tunes!

No matter what your resolution is, 1221 Van makes it easy for you to stick to your goals by offering convenient-living in one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods. Explore more of our amenities and contact us to book your tour #OnVan.