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Luxury apartments in downtown Durham.

Located at 511 South Mangum Street, Van Alen offers residents a space to experience the city in a completely fresh way–and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Floor-to-ceiling windows, luxurious finishes, an expansive rooftop terrace and 24-hour concierge services open the door to everything Durham has to offer.**

Experience the ultimate lifestyle.

Life at Van Alen means living in architecture that’s art. Our 12-story tower and 5-story plaza apartment homes bring a legendary level of luxury to the city. Perks include handcrafted cabinetry, historical accents and interiors with the feel of a fine hotel. Highly designed studio, 1, 2 or 3-bedroom layouts feature soaring ceilings, walk-in closets with custom shelving, luxurious wood floors, solid-stone countertops and glass-enclosed garden tubs.

Right city. Right place.

Drawing the best of the city into one unique location, residents of Van Alen get exclusive access to the most creative, connected and exciting neighborhood in Durham. Just steps away from landmarks like the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, The Carolina Theater, and Durham Performing Arts Center, Van Alen is the ultimate connection to downtown urban life.

Extraordinary amenities–inside and out.

For those who value luxury, Van Alen stands apart.


Personalized service and cutting-edge amenities.

At Van Alen, we want you to live your life while we take care of the rest. Morning coffee, laundry, dog walking and deliveries can all be handled for you.

You’ll find happiness and respite in our signature wellness experiences including a custom-designed cross-training room, Peleton theater, Zen-inspired gardens, and resort-style swimming pool. Or, get productive our private on-site offices and collaborative conference spaces.

Our carefully conceived suite of social and leisure spaces rivals the city’s best. An extension of your home, residents can entertain guests in our state-of-the-art onsite catering kitchen, breathtaking rooftop terrace or one of our hospitality-inspired social lounges.

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Signature Amenity Collections
  • fitness lifestyle
    1. Expansive Fitness Facility
    2. Upgraded Strength and Cardio Equipment
    3. Peloton Bikes
    4. Custom Designed Cross Training Rooms
    5. Private Fitness/Training Room
  • wellness experiences
    1. Resort-Style Saltwater Pool with Sun Shelf
    2. Expansive Outdoor Seating and Lounge Areas
    3. Multiple Outdoor Fireplaces
    4. Outdoor Kitchen with Gas Grills
    5. Expansive Lawn and Gaming Areas
    6. Enhanced Courtyard Landscaping
  • social life
    1. Walk Score of 80: Easy access to downtown Durham shops, restaurants & entertainment!
    2. 24-Hour Resident Social Lounge
    3. Monthly Resident Social Events
    4. Indoor/Outdoor Rooftop Lounge with Skyline Views
    5. Coffee bar
  • home comforts
    1. Upgraded Sound Control Measures
    2. Solid Core Doors for Enhanced Sound Control 
    3. Washers and Dryers Included
    4. Keyless Fob Entry
    5. Interior Elevators and Corridors
    6. Elevator Access to Every Floor
    7. 24-7 Emergency Maintenance
    8. On-Site Management Team
    9. NWR Cares
  • connected
    1. Resident Cyber Café and Coworking Space
    2. Private Conference and Work Rooms
    3. Wireless Connectivity in Common Areas
    4. Manage guests, payments and service requests with Active Building app for iOS and Android
  • home tech
    1. Advanced Framing Techniques
    2. Efficient Low-E Windows
    3. Unit Envelope Air Sealing
    4. Energy Star appliances
    5. Smartphone Programmable thermostats
    6. Extra Wall, Floor & Ceiling Insulation 
    7. Water Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
    8. Landscaping Drip Irrigation
    9. Native Plants
    10. Storm Water Detention and Retention System
    11. Low VOC paints and sealants
  • design features
    1. Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom Low Rise and High Rise Homes
    2. Luxury Wood Plank Flooring
    3. Soaring 10’ ceilings with 12’ options
    4. Quartz Countertops
    5. Tile Kitchen Back splashes
    6. Kitchen Islands with Overhead Pendant Lights
    7. Custom Cabinetry Packages
    8. Under-counter lighting
    9. Energy Star stainless steel appliance packages
    10. Designer lighting packages
    11. Ceramic Tile Bathrooms
    12. Ceramic Tile Wet Walls
    13. Large Showers with Rain Shower heads, Wands & Built-In Benches
    14. Garden Tubs and Glass Shower Enclosures
    15. Large Walk In Closets with Custom Shelving*
    16. Custom Closet organizers
    17. Spacious Patios and Balconies
    18. Extra Large Windows for Natural Light
    19. 2” Faux Wood Blinds*
    20. Floor to Ceiling Windows with Roller Shades
    21. Peloton Bikes

Floor Plans and Virtual Tours

Live Durham. Love Durham.

A superior setting in the heart of the city, Van Alen offers a range of studio to three-bedroom apartments in our soaring 12-story tower or 5-story plaza. Constructed with Northwood Ravin innovation, every residence is designed with a higher standard of luxury. They feature subway tile backsplashes, exquisite wood flooring, brilliant quartz countertops, and even retro mosaic tile bathroom walls. Distinct details like shaker cabinetry, rain showerheads, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom closets and smartphone-controlled thermostats mean your comfort and convenience are of utmost priority when you join our community.

Browse all floorplans below or reach out to a leasing agent today.

Durham’s downtown at your fingertips.

Personalized service to suit your busy life.


The best of Durham is right outside your door.

Walk to the region’s hottest shopping, dining and entertainment.

Van Alen brings the coveted downtown Durham lifestyle to your doorstep. Home to thinkers, makers and doers, the vibrant neighborhood offers more than 50 locations to shop, dine, relax and enjoy your free time all within a convenient radius.

Many of the region’s top employers are also based downtown, and whether you’re a part of Durham’s thriving startup community or an executive in nearby Research Triangle Park, Van Alen provides easy access and connectivity to the rest of the region via Durham Freeway and Interstate 85.

Explore the interactive map below to find the city markets, authentic eateries, innovative breweries, specialty shops, art venues and prestigious schools that make Durham an extraordinary place to call home.

*Neither the Owner, Property Manager nor Northwood Ravin, LLC can guarantee zoning for school districts. School districts and attendance policies are subject to rezoning and change. Please check with the local school board for confirmation of zoning and attendance policies.


*Neither the Owner, Property Manager nor Northwood Ravin, LLC can guarantee zoning for school districts. School districts and attendance policies are subject to rezoning and change. Please check with the local school board for confirmation of zoning and attendance policies.



Personalized service, provided by stellar staff.

We’re invested in the Van Alen experience.

Live Durham. Love Durham.

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The heartbeat of Durham begins with Van Alen.

Don’t miss out! Now accepting applications for tower and plaza apartments. Call, book a tour online or stop by today to see what sets Van Alen apart.

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