June 2013

Found 11 blog entries for June 2013.


Washington Heights is located in the Northwest section of DC in the center of the Adams Morgan neighborhood.  Dating from 1841, Washington Heights is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2006.  Formerly a streetcar suburb along DC’s original city limits on both 18th Street and Columbia Road, Washington Heights has turned into a thriving urban center as both a residential and commercial destination in the city.  The neighborhood reflects a diverse multicultural and multinational mix of people and ethnic restaurants.

The traditional classical architecture of Washington Heights’ historic residential properties is made up of late 19th century row houses that line the streets and early 20th century luxury apartment blocks that face the

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at City Vista located at 475 K Street NW, #725 in DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.  This condo featured 1 BR+den / 2BA / 1,012 SF and sold on June 21st, 2013 for $561,000 / $554 SF.

This condo featured an open floor plan, a modern kitchen and baths and floor-to-ceiling windows that bath the unit with sunlight. City Vista is one of the most popular condo developments in the District with a strong line-up of amenities including a roof-top pool, underground parking, central courtyard and ground-level dining and shopping.

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Two years after Washington, DC ‘s Historic Preservation Review Board approved final plans for restoration of The Maples, new construction work has begun on the landmark Capitol Hill site.  Altus Realty Partners is renovating the historic home known as the Friendship House, and The Maples on Capitol Hill as well as creating a multi-unit structure building and 3 new row houses alongside the home.

Twenty new condo units with 1-3 bedrooms and underground parking at 619 D Street, SE, will be delivered by Winter 2014.  Priced from the $400s to $1.65 million, the units will include flats, duplexes, and townhomes, featuring open views to and from the historic house across the considerable front lawn, and high-end finishes inside each condo.

The Maples will also

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The most expensive DC condo sold in May 2013 was in Kalorama at 2029 Connecticut located at 2029 Connecticut Avenue NW #41, Washington, DC 20008.  This 5 BR / 4.5 BA / 5,000 SF condo includes two parking spaces.  The selling price was $2.95M / $590 SF which was 100% of asking price.

Congratulations to selling Realtor David Getson with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in May 2013.


Honorable mention for the second most expensive condo to sell in the District during May 2013 was a in the West End at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton located at 1111 23rd Street NW #PH2B Washington, DC 20037.  This three-level penthouse unit features 3 BR / 3.5 BA / 3,220 SF and three parking spaces.  The

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Some of the grandest buildings in all of DC can be found in the prestigious neighborhood of Sheridan-Kalorama.  Set among embassies, mansions, and National Historic Registry homes, Sheridan-Kalorama is a serene place to live in an all-residential neighborhood.  It is convenient to Dupont Circle, Adams-Morgan and Rock Creek Park.  The neighborhood boundaries are Rock Creek Park, Florida and Connecticut Avenues.

Kalorama, Greek for “beautiful view,” sits on a hill above Dupont Circle and is home some of the most historic buildings in the District.  Well-known in the 19th century for its idyllic landscape and greenery as the city moved away from the established urban center to town and suburb-like streetscapes, most of the buildings in Sheridan-Kalorama were

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The close-in tranquil neighborhood of Hawthorne in Northwest DC offers residents a natural setting as well as the convenience of proximity to downtown DC, Rock Creek Park and sought-after public schools.  Amidst mature trees and greenery, Hawthorne is an entirely residential neighborhood of approximately 250 single-family homes off Western Avenue in the Chevy Chase section of DC.  Hawthorne borders Montgomery County, Maryland on one edge and the other two sides are bounded by Rock Creek Park. 

While the homes in Hawthorne were primarily built in the 1950s with a mix of Colonial-styles, ramblers and split levels on large lots, most of the interiors of the homes have been enlarged and renovated while the exteriors are the original design of the

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DC Condo Boutique team member Karam IqTeit represented the buyer of a condo at The Majestic located at 1324 Euclid Street NW, #204 in DC's Columbia Heights Neighborhood.  This condo featured 2 BR / 2BA / 1,013 SF and sold on May 31st, 2013 for $525,000 / $518 SF.

This Majestic condo was recently renovated and features spa-inspired baths with marble and granite finishes, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, granite and stainless appliances and an abundance of natural light from ten windows.  The Majestic was built in 1936 and is located within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro Station.

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The Tenleytown headquarters of Fannie Mae is just 3.2 miles and three turns away from the luxurious 22 West condo building in DC's upscale West End neighborhood.  This cream puff of a DC commute was a major draw for former Fannie Mae CFO Susan McFarland when she elected to move from Richmond to the District.  Now she is moving on and recently sold her 22 West condo realizing a healthy $165,000 gain over the purchase price in 2011.

A full menu of amenities, including a 24-hour concierge staff, drew McFarland to 22 West.  The building also features a rooftop pool, fitness room, floor-to-ceiling windows, i-Port docking stations, high-end appliances like Poggenpohl cabinetry in the kitchens, Kashmir granite countertops and Bosch cooktops, stoves, microwaves

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The beautiful, entirely residential neighborhood of Barnaby Woods with its shady paths, canopy of trees reaching over the streets, and flowery shrubs offers a bucolic atmosphere with all the advantages of a location in the District.  Barnaby Woods is a neighborhood in the upper Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC wedged between Rock Creek Park and the Montgomery County, MD state line.  It’s the best of both worlds here: living in DC while feeling like you’re in the suburbs.  Barnaby Woods is bounded by Western Avenue to the west, Beech Street to the north, Oregon Avenue to the east, and Tennyson Avenue to the south.

Housing consists mostly of 1930s two-story colonial homes on large parcels of land while maintaining the original beauty of the location;

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The historic neighborhoods along North Capitol Street are well-known for their views of the Capitol, historic row house architecture, proximity to downtown and walking distance to the newest Metrorail station---NoMa/Gallaudet University as well as Union Station.  Located northwest of NoMa, North Capitol Street serves as a gateway into DC to make this area one of DC’s hottest sought-after communities enjoying an influx of younger and more affluent residents.  Proximity to major employers such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the U.S. Department of Justice as well as the nearby Farmer’s Market has made the neighborhood a prime location for an emerging retail and restaurant corridor.

The tree-lined residential streets off North Capitol Street are

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