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A view of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument is just one of the draws of residence in the Flats at Atlas building, a local upscale apartment complex. More than 25 different open floor-plan layouts feature stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and tiled bathroom walls. Ceilings at least 9 feet high soar above wide, energy-efficient windows and doors leading onto sleek balconies. Flats also aims to draw residents out of their domiciles with amenities ranging from a 24-hour fitness center and a two-level outdoor pool to a lounge with its own bar and billiards. In the courtyard, grills and fire-pits encourage residents to mingle over discussions of what charcoal briquettes actually taste like.
And yet this building doesn't separate itself from the surrounding area. The organization holds events such as art shows and food and drink tours through the H Street neighborhood, home to a growing nightlife and performing arts scene. "H Street has become more than a strip of late-night bars," says the Washington Post, adding "There's dance, cutting-edge art and even a kid-friendly wine bar."