June 2014

Found 13 blog entries for June 2014.



DC’s Palisades neighborhood is quaintly tucked on MacArthur Boulevard, NW, adjacent to affluent Georgetown.  This tiny charming upscale neighborhood is home to several wonderful restaurants and three that we like the best are: BlackSalt, Et Voila! And Makota.

BlackSalt is DC’s premier seafood restaurant---open everyday---committed to the sustainability of fish and shellfish worldwide.  Top finds on the Lunch and Dinner menus include mussels, New England clam chowder, oysters, Pacific Butterfish, and lobster.  Sunday Brunch features a mouth-watering House Made Brioche French Toast, egg dishes with crab and salmon, Poached Eggs Chesapeake in addition to French wines and champagnes.  Named one of Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants 2013, new Chef…
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Midtown North in the Reston Town Center embraces sleek, modern high-end finishes throughout the seven-story condo building with residences up to 2,500 square feet.  Kettler Builders have created an urban retreat in the award-winning Reston Town Center for the 78 residences.  Midtown North is within walking distance of shopping and dining options at the Reston Town Center, as well as parks and other green open spaces.  A new Metro line is coming soon.  Midtown North is located on New Dominion Parkway at Town Center Parkway in the Reston Town Center neighborhood.

Contemporary luxury features for Midtown North’s residences feature open and airy unique New York-style loft spaces up to 2,500 square feet with clean architectural lines; soaring high ceilings

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a condo at the Sonata located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue NW #401 Washington, DC 20001.  This Mount Vernon Triangle condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,028 SF of living space and closed on June 24th 2014 for $535,000 / $520 SF.  The purchase price includes one parking space.

This loft-style unit offers expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple exposures of the DC cityscape, an open floor plan and Juliet balconies.  Finishes at the Sonata include hardwood floors, and modern kitchens granite counters and stainless appliances.  Sonata amenities are first-rate and include a roof-top pool, gym and secure garage parking.  Located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 3rd Street,

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Good news for job seekers!  DC workers in the nation’s Capitol are happier than employees in most of the other big U.S. cities.  DC ties for third---with Salt Lake City and Norfolk, VA---in employment satisfaction among the 50 Metro areas, according to The 2nd Annual Survey from Glassdoor, a job search and recruitment company.  Glassdoor compared cities for overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring and business outlook.

Only San Jose, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Francisco scored ahead of DC for the second year in a row.  DC also ranked #5 in career opportunities.  Three-quarters of DC workers said they expect business to improve or stay the same in the rest of the year.  DC jumped two spots from #5 on last year’s report to this…
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One of DC’s most coveted addresses, the affluent Georgetown neighborhood in northwest DC, has a beautiful traditional condominium building on much-sought after Q Street between 27th Street and Rock Creek Parkway, called the Gateway Georgetown featuring 372 residences in a 7-story building.  It is a great location as everything is an easy walk: walking distance to the Dupont Circle Metro Station, world-class shopping and dining in Georgetown, the charming residential neighborhood of Georgetown itself, the Waterfront and also to Foggy Bottom offices and businesses.

The condo units feature light open floor plans, hardwood floors throughout, abundant closet space, and newly renovated kitchens; some residences have spectacular views of the green open

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The luxurious co-operatives at Shoreham West offer large spacious rooms for entertaining and comfortable living.  Mass Avenue Heights is considered one of Goode’s Best Addresses in DC.  Shoreham West is within walking distance to Woodley Park Metro Station, Adams Morgan and the National Zoo.  Located on the corner of Calvert Street, NW, and 28th Street, the 8-story Shoreham West was originally constructed in 1965, and features 58 apartments.

Designed by the well-respected firm of Emery Roth & Sons, Shoreham West boasts large rooms, lots of closets and modern living with each room enjoying thermostatically controlled heat and/ or air conditioning throughout the year.  Each residence offers large panoramic windows, private covered balconies and at least

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a condo at Georgetown Park Residences located at 1080 Wisconsin Avenue #N102, Washington, DC 20007 in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.  This condo features 1 BR + den / 1.5 BA / 1,082 SF and closed on June 12th, 2014  for $545,000 / $504 SF and is inclusive of one parking space.

An open floor plan, large windows, an updated kitchen with stainless appliances and in-unit washer and dryer are the highlights of this condo.  Georgetown Park Residences offer wonderful amenities including a rooftop pool, concierge, and garage parking.  Located at the corner of Wisconsin and M, this highly desirable location is at the center of the bustling Georgetown neighborhood.

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For over 50 years, River Park has led a notable quiet life with a courtyard behind the gates of Fourth Street, SW in DC.  Known for its barrel roof townhouses, River Park has 518 units: 384 co-op apartments and 134 townhomes on the Southwest waterfront in this premier neighborhood adjacent to the U.S. Capitol.  River Park is a co-op community sited on 11 green acres and was designed by well-known mid-century modern architect Charles Goodman.  It is wonderfully located 1 block from the waterfront and a Metro Station as well as all of the major highways---395, 295, Route 1, and GW Parkway.  River Park is easily accessible to Capitol Hill and Georgetown, and a short walk to the U.S. Capitol, National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums, Arena Stage and the

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Cameron Station is a friendly, close-knit community of single-family homes, townhomes and condos located in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia, approximately 7 miles south of DC.  Cameron Station’s Main Street is infused with shops and restaurants with condominiums above retail.  The Main Street is a wide expanse on Ben Brenman Boulevard.  The planned neighborhood is made up of 975 townhomes, 726 condos and 32 detached homes includes many bike trails, green spaces and recreational amenities.  Alexandria’s Cameron Station has many daily conveniences that city residents look for when searching for a home base.

A safe and family-oriented neighborhood, Cameron Station showcase 18th and 19th century style homes that mimic the 18th century Colonial

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When it comes to being fit and healthy, DC is the fittest metropolitan area in the U.S.!  Living in DC encourages a healthy and fit lifestyle for residents.  The DC area ranks #1, and tops the list of the “Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas,” according to an annual report by the American College of Sports Medicine.  In its seventh Annual Fitness Index, the College looked at factors making up the Annual Fitness Index including a city’s composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, and community resources that support physical activity.

The DC Metro area, including Virginia and Maryland, scored a high of 77.3 out of 100 points.  U.S. Census and CDC data revealed DC as the fittest in

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