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An inside look at Common Perry


Building a ground-up coliving home is always an exciting challenge. We won’t bore you with the logistics of construction, but there’s something special about being able to create a space that’s designed to be shared. Over the past five years, we’ve learned a lot about our members: how much cabinet space each roommate needs, what amenities they actually use, and what couches can withstand both multiple people and a Friday-night Netflix fest.

It’s rare for renters to be able to find an apartment that doesn’t make them compromise, and that’s why we’re so excited to be opening Common Perry, our new, ground-up coliving home in Washington D.C.

Keep reading to explore this home’s comfortable amenities, beautiful suites, and the thriving community that surrounds it, or book a tour on our website today.

Get more for your rent

For most rental apartments, the cost of the actual “rent” is more than just the price you see on the listing sites. Between buying furniture and essentials and your bills for WiFi and Utilities, what you pay each month is probably a few hundred dollars extra than what you’re paying to live in the space.

At Common Perry (and all of Common’s coliving homes) we’ve simplified your moving and budgeting process by including everything for one flat rate. Your rent includes:

  • A private furnished bedroom in a fully-furnished shared apartment, with a comfortable couch, flat-screen TV, a high-end kitchen, and breakfast bar
  • WiFi
  • Utilities
  • Kitchen essentials: pots, pans, silverware, and everything you need to cook and eat a decent meal
  • Household essentials, from dish soap to toilet paper
  • In-unit laundry (and detergent!)
  • Weekly cleanings of shared spaces
  • Access to all amenity spaces, including a penthouse lounge and roof deck
  • Discounts to local and national brands

Plus all the extra benefits of being a Common member, like our community and awesome property services.

When you crunch the numbers, you’ll see that living at Common Perry saves you 20% on a traditional studio in Brookland, and that’s not counting the cost of furniture and other decor.

Spaces to gather

Crowded kitchens, living rooms that can only fit a loveseat, and bathrooms that are *this* close to becoming unusable — rental apartments, especially those shared with roommates, usually get a bad rep. (If you’ve ever had a fridge and an oven that open onto each other, you’ll know what we’re talking about.)

Common Perry, designed from the ground-up by Common’s Studio team, is a blue-print for the future of roommate living. The kitchens were designed to allow more than one person to cook at a time, and a breakfast bar and plenty of counter space make it a natural gathering space in the home. The finishes were chosen with durability in mind, too: the countertops in the kitchen and bathroom are a custom quartz that can withstand years of spills, hot plates, and plenty of use.

Off the kitchen you’ll find a comfortable living room. According to Eduardo Tinoco, a member of Common’s Studio team, the living rooms were designed so that each member could have a space to sit and be involved in anything going on in the space, whether it was a movie night or just a friendly conversation.

Beyond the suites, you’ll find several amenity spaces: a movie room, a penthouse lounge, and a rooftop deck. The movie room is perfect for bringing together members from across the building to watch award shows, big games, and of course, movies. It’s the perfect spot for hosting a co-created event with Common: just send your idea (SuperBowl watch party! Pumpkin carving!) to your member experience manager, and Common will help you cover the expenses. For a more elevated feel — literally — head up to the penthouse lounge. The gorgeous communal table is the ideal spot to work from home, but there’s also a wet-bar that allows the space to go from study spot to after hours lounge as soon as the clock strikes six. If you need your privacy, you can always curl up in the reading nook.

Right outside the lounge is the furnished rooftop deck. Enjoy your breakfast at one of the many bistro tables, or soak up the sun and the views of surrounding Brookland for a refreshing mid-day break.

At your fingertips and right outside your door

The best parts about Common Perry don’t end at the front door. 20 minutes outside of downtown D.C, Brookland is a cozy and comfortable community that, while it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of other D.C. neighborhoods, has all the best parts of city living. Get involved in Brookland’s vibrant arts community — the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market brings together artists from across the city, featuring paintings, leather goods, and even performances. For a true escape, you’re nearby the National Arboretum, a 446 acre park with trees, statues, and places to relax.

For students at Catholic University of America, Common Perry is the ideal home: you’re only a quick walk away from campus, which means you can savor those extra 15 minutes of sleep once on-campus classes resume. You’re also a quick walk away from Nation’s Pharmacy and Yes! Organic Market.

Book a tour

Common Perry is now leasing! Rent at Common Perry starts at $1,075/month, and is all-inclusive. Head to our website to explore the space in 3D or book a tour with our leasing team.

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Inclusionary Zoning program, income restricted units are available at this development. Please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at www.dhcd.dc.gov regarding the availability of such units and requirements for registration in the Inclusionary Zoning program.

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