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Exterior of the Peace building

The new building is a catalyst for development in the Smoky Hollow neighborhood | Photo via Peace Raleigh Apartments

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Looking for a new place to live in Raleigh? Meet Peace Raleigh Apartments, the new mixed-use development that connects the Northern Gateway to downtown Raleigh.

Located in Smoky Hollow, a historic Raleigh neighborhood currently being revitalized, the 400-unit apartment building features 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. Bonus: Residents can choose from over 30 different floorplans and custom features, like smart home technology and upgraded kitchen appliances (hello, wine fridge 🍷). With over 604,000-sqft. of space, the building offers Raleighites a new way to shop, live + work.

Check out these 6 cool features of the community:

Interior of a Peace Raleigh Apartment

Contemporary finishes give each unit the feel of a custom home | Photo via Peace Raleigh Apartments

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Luxe amenities

With over 30 unit types, residents get incredible views of the city with any floorplan. Luxury amenities include a 2-story indoor/outdoor fitness center, a sky terrace overlooking downtown Raleigh and a game room – featuring a custom pool table built by MetTech.

The central courtyard features a resort-style saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen and grill stations – perfect for a game-day cookout.

Community vibes

Residents also have access to an exclusive in-house concierge service that can help with all of life’s tasks, both big and small. The team is on call to help with everything from dog walking and pantry stocking to personal training and interior design assistance.

Historical influence

The interior design pays homage to the surrounding Smoky Hollow neighborhood, which Cline Design hopes to revitalize with this project and the surrounding areas like Seaboard Station. Drawing from historical landmarks nearby – including Deveraux Meadow, Raleigh’s minor league stadium – the designers mixed natural wood and greenery elements throughout the space.

Common Area at the Peace Raleigh Apartments

Common area | Photo via Peace Raleigh Apartments


Boasting preserved moss, NC reclaimed wood, cool stones and metals, the “organic modernism” decor is showcased throughout the amenity areas, creating unique gathering areas + quiet spaces throughout the building.

Local art throughout the building

Many local and NC artists contributed to the interior elements. Raleigh Reclaimed built the leasing desks and the business center’s high-top community table. They also provided a reclaimed wood beam for the concierge desk. Raleigh Slabs crafted the sliding barn doors in the clubroom. Neon artist Nate Sheaffer created a neon Peace logo sign in the coffee bar. And local artist Kluttz Thompson Designs painted the mural on the game room’s brick wall.

Peace Raleigh Apartment's Clubhouse area

The clubhouse at Peace Apartments Raleigh | Photo provided


Home to a new downtown supermarket

The new 55,000-sqft. Publix is located on the ground floor of the building with an entrance on W. Peace St. The opening of the store remedies the food desert issues faced by surrounding areas’ residents and workforce.

West St. art installation

Who doesn’t love a great piece of art that also doubles as a background for a photoshoot? Martha Clippinger’s “Switch Point” mural is installed along the West St. side of the building. The dimensional mural offers an appealing backdrop to residents + visitors of downtown Raleigh.

Switch Point Mural

Martha Clippinger’s “Switch Point” | Photo via Peace Raleigh Apartments Facebook

See what inspired the designers of the development here.

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