July 2014

Found 11 blog entries for July 2014.



A pair of residential towers---one 21 stories and the other 19 stories---will be the last section developed within the 84-acre Reston Town Center in Northern Virginia.  Boston Properties will build the 549-unit residential high-rise loft-style condos in the heart of the urban core, featuring a strong amenity center and 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant on the ground floor.  The pedestrian friendly residential condos will be close to Metro’s newest Silver Line at the Reston Town Center, which is scheduled to open in 2018.  Located between New Dominion Parkway and Freedom Drive, the new residential towers will be separated by a 4-story lobby and amenity center.  Developer Boston Properties has told investors Reston is the strongest submarket in the…
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Unlike typical neighborhoods in DC, Shaw was not planned by developers who built identical row houses; instead Shaw was established by individual residents who built their own single homes of frame and brick, which were later filled in with other small rows of homes built by developers.  Development of Shaw began in the 1860s along the 7th and 9th Street, NW, streetcar lines.  Shaw was originally an economically diverse and ethnic neighborhood home to European immigrants and free African Americans and after the Civil War by many southern freed men coming to cities to look for work.  In the mid-20th century, the name Shaw defined the area around Shaw Junior High School.

The Shaw neighborhood is developed along 7th Street up to Florida Avenue and the

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DC Condo Boutique team member Michael Fowler represented the buyer of a condo located at 456 M Street NW #4 Washington, DC 20001 in DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.  This penthouse-level condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,420 SF of living space and closed on July 22nd 2014 for $610,000 / $430 SF.

This two-level unit was remodeled in 2007 and features hardwood floors, exposed brick, sky lights, custom cabinetry, gourmet appliances, granite and glass tile backsplash.  Luxury appointments include a working fireplace and a master bath finished with a Jacuzzi tub, travertine tile and a dual shower.  The location of this condo near the intersection of M and 5th Streets is in the heart of DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood just a couple of blocks from

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Historic and lovely, the Athenaeum is a museum of fine arts and the home for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) located in charming Old Town Alexandria.  The Association’s mission is dedicated to establishing first-rate arts programs that lift the cultural life of the Northern Virginia region.  The building has a long history and has served several purposes over time.  The Athenaeum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Athenaeum, an inviting building, presents regional artists or performances by top musicians and actors.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12-4 PM and Saturdays from 1-4 PM.  Admission to the Gallery is free.  Programs open to the public include Arts exhibits, lectures, and

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The Dupont Circle neighborhood has been an affluent and vibrant neighborhood since the late 1880s when Alexander Shepherd built a mansion and spearheaded Dupont into a stylish development.  To retain its historic designation and character, the Dupont Circle Conservancy is an active, all-volunteer membership organization with a mission to promote preservation of the historic and architectural character of the Dupont Circle Historic District and adjacent areas.  The Dupont Circle Metro Station is conveniently located here.

The Board of Public Works and the Corps of Engineers began development and construction of tracts of undeveloped land in 1871, beginning construction of Dupont Circle, formerly called Pacific Circle.  Sculptor Daniel Chester French and

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At the corner of DC’s two popular neighborhoods---H Street and Capitol Hill---The Maryland, a brand new upscale 5-story, 84-unit condominium building, is conveniently located, luxurious, and designed with elegant interior finishes; in addition, it features top-of-the-line building amenities like an expansive roof top deck with grill and gaming and an outdoor lobby.  The Maryland is spot-on with all of the conveniences today’s young professional needs: a Concierge, staffed front desk, lobby e-bar, and underground garage parking.  There is an on-site Bikeshare and a streetcar line to fit unique transportation needs.  The neighborhood is urban and convenient.

The 1-and 2 bedroom condos offer contemporary living with an open kitchen to the dining area and

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s house in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood in DC is up for sale at $4.495 million.  The house on Kalorama Road near Embassy Row is across the street from the French ambassador’s residence.  The Federal-style brick home features 7 BR, 6.5 BA and 5,115 Sq Ft of living space.

Rumsfeld has lived in DC since coming to Washington as an Illinois congressman in the 1960s.  He later served Republican administrations in various roles, including White House Chief of Staff to President Gerald Ford, Defense Secretary to both President Ford and later President George W. Bush.  Rumsfeld received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 for his dedication to public service.

The Kalorama home has been a gathering place

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DC is for you if you are young and single.  DC comes in at #3 on a list of Top 10 Best Cities for Singles.  San Francisco and New York are #1 and #2, respectively, for singles.  For unmarried people, DC is financially attractive and socially satisfying, plus offers a dating scene equal to none.  Rent.com, a rental apartment search site, based its list on safety, single adults 20 years and older, overall population, nightlife, variety of dining and frequency, and concentration of coffee shops.

While DC is filled with Type A career-driven professionals, the city is also a great place for singles with lots of social and athletic activities to keep you busy after work with like-minded other singles in the nation’s capital.  There are plenty of political

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Three of the Top 10 Most Generous Online Charitable Giving Cities in the U.S. in 2013 were in the DC area: Alexandria, VA; DC; and Arlington, VA.  Blackbaud ranked the top cities in America based on online giving.  Seattle, WA came in at the top spot.

Some U.S. locations consistently rank high in digital giving.  The report by Blackbaud, a software company dealing in fundraising solutions for nonprofits, looked at 265 cities with populations over 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Blackbaud’s variety of online giving solutions.

Donors gave more than $822 million from 8.3 million donations online last year in the 265 major cities.  In the highest-ranking DC area city, Arlington, residents made 72,031

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While many recognize Kalorama as a single neighborhood, it is actually comprised of two distinct enclaves, Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama.  Both enclaves have their own housing styles and unique charm in this luxurious section of Washington, DC.

The tree-lined streets of Kalorama Triangle are bounded by Columbia Road, NW, on the east and south; Connecticut Avenue, NW, Rock Creek Park on the west; and Calvert Street, NW, on the north.  It is conveniently located within walking distance to the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station and Dupont Circle Metro Station.  This historic area enjoys hilly terrain, gentle breezes and great views over DC.

Kalorama Triangle has historically embraced 3 styles of architecture: English Arts and Crafts, Georgian

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