The Haven at National Harbor
Oxon Hill, Md.
Architect/Designer | Hord Coplan Macht
Builder | CBG Building Companies
Developer | The Peterson Companies
Interior Merchandiser | LandDesign
Land Planner | LandDesign
Landscape Architect/Designer | McWilliams | Ballard
Photographers | Patrick Ross Photography | Studio Trejo
The Haven at National Harbor marks a transition from the commercial core at the district’s Potomac River waterfront to the bordering single-family neighborhood. The condo community occupies three city blocks, reinforcing the urban streetscape and scale.
Its 248 units surround a central open space, creating an exclusive resident experience removed from the surrounding boulevards and traffic. Views of the district’s iconic skyline and National Harbor’s Capital Wheel Ferris Wheel are available from many of the building’s units and common spaces. The strategic location of staircases and lobbies direct pedestrians to downtown, while a rich amenity program offers residents in-building entertainment and resources, including a resort-style pool, outdoor lounge seating with lawn games, courtyards, fitness center, and yoga studio. Initially planned as a rental complex, the decision was made to convert the building into a condo community midway through construction. Converting a project from apartments to condominiums in four months presented a host of challenges, but innovative design solutions helped secure a success.