The Rae is a 343-unit, five-story multi-family community in Bethesda, Maryland. Designed to be a highly livable community, The Rae will seamlessly connect residential living to the urban setting in a highly commercialized area. The dynamic triangular wedge reflects the design’s urban aesthetic, visually expanding and connecting the corner public open space towards the east. The amenity and residential massing are rotated in opposite directions to contrast and create visual interest, and residential bars projecting lightly from the building base increase geometric folds toward the corner to take advantage of the site geometry and carry the triangular-shaped motif. The light and dark color compositions alternate on top of a warm tone wood-like base to create a distinguished look for the building’s façade, with large glass positioned uniquely on the angled amenity corner. Sustainable elements of the design include more than 7,000 square feet of green roof and 5,000 square feet of bioretention around the building’s perimeter.
The Rae will offer a mix of studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den and two-bedroom floorplans ranging from 486 to 1,157 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center, coworking lounge, pet spa, club room, swimming pool, a spacious courtyard complete with barbeque grills, hammocks and an outdoor fireplace.