Upscale apartment building with fin design slated for D.C.’s Mount Vernon Triangle

As featured in The Washington Post

Construction has begun on the Lydian, a 324-unit apartment building at 400 K St. NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood adjacent toLyric 440K, another apartment developed by Quadrangle Development Corp. and the Wilkes Company.

The apartment buildings are part of Mount Vernon Place, a 2 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The Lydian’s contemporary architecture, designed by Davis, Carter, Scott, will echo the Lyric’s sharp “fin” with its own sharp edge on the corner of 4th and K streets.

Rents have yet to be determined for the 26 studios, 220 one-bedroom, 26 one-bedroom-and-den and 52 two-bedroom units on 14 floors. Leasing is anticipated to begin January 2018, with move-ins starting March 2018.

The first floor of the Lydian will have 13,410 square feet of space for shops and restaurants. Residents will be within walking distance of countless bars, restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, several Metro stations and Verizon Center.

The building will include a lobby with a 24-hour front desk, a cyber cafe, a second-floor garden with seating, a water feature and an outdoor fireplace, a fitness center, pet washing and grooming areas, and a garage with parking and a bicycle repair and storage room.

Rooftop amenities include a pool, grilling station, arbor, seating areas, herb garden and a club room with a bar, a fireplace, pool table, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

The apartments will have floor-to-ceiling windows, ceramic wood-patterned flooring in the kitchen and living areas and stainless-steel appliances, stone counters and porcelain backsplashes in the kitchen. Some will have balconies.

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