June 2017

Found 12 blog entries for June 2017.

the adele - 1108 16th St NW

With some of the most luxurious home features, top amenities and highlighted by exceptional views overlooking the White House and the city, The Adele rises to new heights when it comes to a true DC power address. The site is simply a short walk away from Georgetown, the West End, Logan Circle and Dupont Circle, a place where history abounds. Just across Lafayette Park is the Oval Office too, while legislators and traditional tourist sites sit just steps away.

Starting upwards of $1.5 million for a two-bedroom home, the Estate Collection at The Adele offers a half dozen different floor plans. Treated with private secure access to each residence, the homes open up to elegant features and finishes throughout. Expect to find heated bathroom floors,

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C & O Canal Georgetown

A study is now underway to reimagine a one-mile stretch of the Georgetown Canal. Right now designers are working with the National Park Service and Georgetown Heritage, a local nonprofit, to gain input from the public, asking area residents and city leaders for ideas, while offering some conceptual elements of their own.

Project goals include not only improving access to the canal for everyone, but also repairing some of the infrastructure. Designers also hope to preserve and highlight the canal’s historical significance while at the same time giving people a place to take a leisurely stroll.

At a recent public meeting designers presented their findings, while those in attendance expressed the importance of preserving nature and green space

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sw waterfront park

Photo by Matthew Borkoski, courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront

Once the site of a parking lot, the very first park is now open for visitors to The Wharf. Waterfront Park offers three and a half acres of green space, including a canopy, water feature and grassy areas for lounging and enjoying the future surroundings.

Designed by Landscape Architecture Bureau to link the Southwest neighborhood to the new mixed-use development, the park is the first of three parks planned for the area, in addition to four public piers. It took three years of planning, including community meetings and input to come up with the design, incorporating bocce courts, a play area for kids, winding paths and rows upon rows of sheltering willow trees.

Meanwhile, the

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obama kalorama

They may no longer reside on Pennsylvania Avenue, but the former First Family is already putting down new roots in the DC area. According to published reports, the Obamas recently purchased the home they’ve been renting since leaving the White House. While the family’s mostly traveled over the past few months, the latest move is seen a step toward more permanent residential status, at least for the foreseeable future.

A few months ago, Former President Barack Obama moved his family into the 8,200 square foot Kalorama home to allow his youngest daughter to finish out school in the DC area. Recently purchased for $8.1 million, the sale lists Homefront Holdings LLC as the buyer, a corporation reportedly connected to the former president.

With

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dc top tech market

DC’s dominance in the political arena is giving rise to what some may see as a seemingly unrelated field. According to a new ranking of the nation’s top tech cities, Washington DC comes in an admirable number three.

The emergence of DC on the list of the top 25 cities may at first seem somewhat out of place, especially considering that the top two are the Silicon Valley area and San Francisco. Upon closer examination, though, it becomes evident that tech workers and entrepreneurs are being lured to DC by the area’s governmental and life sciences dominance, as workers seek out close proximity to some of the nation’s most prominent policymakers.

The global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield came up with the ranking, analyzing cities

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national harbor

One of the DC area’s most exciting destinations is already benefiting from the addition of MGM National Harbor, just six months after it officially opened. The resort and casino is not only tops in recent months as the State of Maryland’s highest earning casino, but it’s also credited for increasing visitors to the waterfront development known as National Harbor.

Some reports list traffic is up over the same time last year, which was already high. Even some other area resorts are reporting higher growth and earnings of their own, credited in part to MGM. The luxury hotel complex boasts outstanding views of DC monuments and the Potomac, a permanent art collection and a large casino. As well, it includes spacious suites, a theater and culinary

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bethesda metro

Planners in Bethesda are thinking big, with grand plans to remake the downtown area with enhanced commercial, retail and residential space. While leaders are focused on the future it’s important to consider that it’s been a decades-long process to get the community even to the point where it is now. At one time Downtown Bethesda was supplemented by only a few restaurants, a toy store and a hardware store.

When the Metro Red Line extended to Bethesda in the mid 1980s, the city really began to take shape, bringing a number of high-rise buildings to the area. These were later joined by new restaurants, movie theaters and hotels, with a pedestrian-friendly vibe.

Now, years later, county planners have their eye on the future again, this time with a

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buchanan park dc

Centered around the old Buchanan School Building, the Buchanan Park townhomes are now selling. This unique development surrounds the late 1800s structure, blending a historical setting with luxurious residential space.

The nearly three-dozen, upscale townhomes are designed to blend in with the already existing Federal style architecture of the neighborhood, topping it with high-end finishes such as marble baths, wood flooring and private rooftop views. In addition, the development also offers private garage parking.

The light-filled homes supply sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen, as well as massive windows on every floor, infusing natural light throughout the homes. Completed by Bosch stainless steel appliances, the kitchens also

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kellyanne conway dc home

One of President Trump’s most recognizable advisors now joins the ranks of those owning a home in exclusive Massachusetts Avenue Heights. Known for making headlines in the past, Kellyanne Conway just made headlines again, this time for reportedly purchasing a $7.785 million dollar home with her husband for well below the original asking price.

Although the terms of the sale are confidential, some reports link it officially to Antoinette Associates LLC. At least one publication reports that is indeed Conway referencing the name of her maternal grandmother.

On and off the market for years, the upscale home was reportedly once listed for $22 million, later revised to $18 million, then $12 million and finally $8 million. According to a 2016 report,

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the enclave fairfax va

New luxury condos are now selling in Fairfax with the development of The Enclave. This condo community consists of two four-story buildings, housing a total of 80 residential units. The new construction property provides the option of one-, two- or three-bedroom homes, priced starting in the high $200,000s.

Available condos range from smaller units starting at around 750 square feet to the largest three-bedroom, two-bath units of 1,500 square feet of living space, priced starting in the mid $500,000s.

Common features of the contemporary-style homes include the gourmet kitchens and open floor plans. With granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and maple cabinetry in the kitchens, the main living areas additionally offer hardwood-style

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