November 2011

Found 6 blog entries for November 2011.



1002 M Street is a historic DC brownstone row house that has been completely restored and reconfigured into four luxury condos. The location of this building on M Street between 10th and 11th is just steps from both the Penn Quarter and Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhoods. Walk to all the action Downtown, at the Verizon Center and Chinatown.

Finishes at 1002 M include exposed brick walls, Bosch, Liebherr and GE appliances, Silestone counters, Grohe and Kohler faucets, Italian tiles and Elfa closets. Extensive building renovations include a new roof, windows, plumbing and electrical systems.

Individual units at 1002 M Street have generous floor plans in the following configurations:

  • Ground Floor: 2 BR / 2 BA - 1,144 SF
  • First Floor: 2
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The most expensive condo to sell in the District during October 2011 was in Georgetown at 3303 Water, located at 3303 Water Street NW #F-8, Washington, DC.  This 5 BR / 3 BA 4,003 SF penthouse condo includes two parking spaces and has a 3,400 SF private rooftop deck.  The selling price was $6.25M / $1,561 SF which was 96% of asking price.

Congratulations to Theresa Maggie Rhodes of WC & AN Miller Realtors for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in October 2011.

Honorable mention for the second most expensive DC condo sold in October 2011 was also in Georgetown at 3303 Water, located at 3303 Water Street NW  #L-7, Washington, DC.  This 3 BR / 3.5 BA 3,000 SF condo includes two parking spaces.  The selling price was $4.55M / $1,517 SF

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Often the hype around a real estate development far outweighs the reality, but that is not the case with the Villaggio in Columbia Heights.  This 14-unit boutique project captures the essence of chic urban living with sophisticated and modern appointments.  The Villaggio was recognized in 2005 by the American Institute of Architects as the recipient of the DC Chapter AIA Award of Merit.

Located on the 1400 block of Euclid, this 4-story brick and stucco building features Capitol views, a central courtyard and secure underground parking.  The top two levels of Villaggio feature luxury loft units that open directly onto private roof-top decks.

Villaggio finishes are high-end and include chef kitchen's with honed Italian granite, maple cabinets and

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In a recent study conducted by, Washington, DC ranked first in the nation for having the smallest size homes.  The study calculated the median square footage of all the homes listed for sale in September, 2011.

DC homes weighed in with a median home size of 1,000 sq. ft. and a median lot size of 2,375 sq. ft. Rounding out the top five smallest median home sizes were Hawaii, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio.  The DC top ranking makes sense as this study utilized state data rather than just urban cities or Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Many of the smaller condos in the District are located in more venerable residential neighborhoods like Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle with larger units more readily available in neighborhoods like Logan

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Hollywood & Vine….Market & Powell….Michigan & Wacker….Broadway, 42nd & Seventh….Canal & Chartes and Wisconsin & M top the charts of famous US intersections.  The Georgetown Park Residences, located in Georgetown at the corner of Wisconsin and M, is one of those "location….location……location" places to call home.

Prior to its conversion to a residential and retail development in 1981, Georgetown Park had a historic past dating back to at least 1838 when it was used as a tobacco warehouse with direct access to the C & O Canal.  Later uses included use a stable for horse-drawn railroad lines and later as a machine shop for streetcars.  More recently, the building served as an annex for the US Defense Communications.  The exterior brick walls of Georgetown

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It tough not to get excited about all the new residential construction projects underway on 14th Street between Logan Circle and U Street. The Aston, which is located at the corner of 14th Street & R Street, is expected to deliver 32 new condos in 2013.

Architectural design for the Aston was by Bonstra | Haresign, who has completed several other projects in the 14th Street Corridor including Q14, the Matrix and Lofts 14. The 14th Street facade is patterned after the many automobile showrooms that previously lined DC's 14th Street Corridor.

The seven-story Aston will feature ground level retail and 18 underground parking spaces. Aston units are expected to price from the $300s - $1.1M. Here is a resource to learn more about this new Logan Circle

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