Lyric 440K Apartments Open in Mount Vernon Triangle

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Washington, DC – Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announce the completion and opening of Lyric 440K, a 234-unit, 14-floor luxury residential building, and the team’s fourth building in the two million square foot, mixed-use community in Mount Vernon Triangle. Lyric 440K offers a mix of 182 one-bedroom, 26 one-bedroom with den, and 26 two-bedroom apartments along with resort-inspired amenities.

Lyric 440K features a porcelain rain screen exterior, resulting in a stylish street presence as well as energy efficiency.  A distinctive architectural element designed as an ALPOLIC metal “fin” graces the façade of the building. Its high tech prismatic finish creates an iridescent effect similar to dragon fly wings, with the color of the fin evolving through shades of blue, pink, green and violet as the light changes depending on one’s vantage point. Lyric 440K includes:

  • Elegant lobby with 24-hour front desk service
  • Two-tier pool with lap lane
  • Elegantly landscaped roof deck with fire pit, water features and large indoor social space
  • Second floor secluded tranquility garden and outdoor fireplace
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theater
  • WiFi in all common areas
  • Valet dry cleaning service
  • Pet-walking service
  • Gated access to underground garage parking and bicycle storage room
  • Exclusive on-site ZipCar for resident use

Apartment features include:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant natural light
  • Italian Atlas Concorde tile flooring
  • Gourmet kitchens with double sinks, granite countertops and espresso cabinetry
  • Built-in wine racks and stainless steel appliances
  • Full-size washer and dryer
  • Balconies and private courtyards (select units)
  • Pet friendly

“Lyric 440K celebrates the style, convenience and vibrancy of life in the heart of Washington,” said Christopher Gladstone, President of Quadrangle Development Corporation. “Surrounded by restaurants and shops, our residents are within walking distance of Metro and the Verizon Center and, in the future, will enjoy immediate streetcar access to the City’s major job and entertainment areas as well.”

Leasing information on Lyric 440K is available at

About Mount Vernon Place
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital and steps from Metrorail, bus routes and parks, Mount Vernon Place is the spectacular new mixed-use community developed by Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company. When complete, it will comprise ten buildings with approximately one million square feet of office and retail space and another one million square feet of residential space. Master-planned by the renowned architecture firm Hartman-Cox Associates, together with leading landscape architect Sasaki Associates, Mount Vernon Place includes a series of office and residential buildings along K Street, NW and a 1,000-unit residential enclave along Massachusetts Avenue, Third and Fourth Streets, NW. The master plan also includes public art, cafés and finely detailed streetscapes.

About Quadrangle Development Corporation/The Wilkes Company Team
Mount Vernon Place is being developed in its entirety by a partnership between Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company, both Washington-based companies. As one of Washington, DC’s leading commercial and apartment developers and managers, Quadrangle Development Corporation brings more than 40 years of experience to Mount Vernon Place and Lyric 440K. Quadrangle’s 25 million square feet of projects include urban and suburban office buildings, world-class hotels and resorts, apartment communities, and mixed-use retail/office/living environments. The company is noted for the high quality of its buildings, which have garnered many awards, as well as its long-term ownership and investment philosophy. For more information, please visit Established in 1980, The Wilkes Company specializes in transit-oriented, mixed-use development. The company has also completed and owns several million square feet of adaptive use, historic preservation, industrial, and retail projects throughout the Washington, DC area. For more information, please visit