By Michele Lerner March 2 at 5:30 AM

Social spaces have become a distinguishing feature in many new apartment communities.

At The Kingsley, a new mixed-used community with 175 apartments at 500 Madison St. in Alexandria, the developers sought to create a distinctive modern yet vintage gathering space in the lobby.

Multiple seating areas, custom-designed tables and chairs, unexpected art objects and unusual lighting fixtures add whimsy to the lobby, which has 24-foot-high ceilings and a view of the fitness center on the mezzanine level. A huddle table, designed to be a hub for meetings, is attached to the fireplace.

The project was developed by Buchanan Partners and The Pinkard Group and managed by Bozzuto. The developers partnered with the Hartman Design Group to create the interiors.

In addition to the community space in the lobby and the fitness center, The Kingsley includes a clubroom, a rooftop terrace with river views, a bike shop and bike storage. The pet-friendly building has a Harris Teeter grocery store on the street level.

The apartments range from 650-square-foot studios that rent for $1,850 per month to 1,350-square-foot two-bedroom units that rent from $2,895 to $3,625. The units have granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and ceramic tile floors in the baths.

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