April 2014

Found 11 blog entries for April 2014.



DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo at The Belmont, located at 1831 Belmont Road #203 in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1 BA /  650 SF.  This unit closed on April 25th, 2014 for $362,500 / $558 SF.

This spacious unit has been completely renovated and original early 20th-century touches including molding have been restored.  Unit finishes include hardwood floors, over-sized windows, high ceilings and an updated kitchen complete with granite, stainless appliances, cherry cabinets and subway tiling.  The Belmont is located on Belmont Road just steps from the Harris Tweeter and Kalorama Park.

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One of DC’s oldest neighborhoods located between Bloomingdale and NoMa, Eckington, is undergoing a mixed-use rebirth.  With charming turn-of-the-century row homes and older industrial buildings, new residential developments are springing up.  Eckington is located in the near Northeast section of DC and is conveniently close to two Metro Stations nearby, both Rhode Island Avenue and NoMa-Gallaudet.  The boundaries of Eckington are Rhode Island Avenue to the north, the Brentwood Metro Yard to the east, Florida Avenue to the south and North Capitol Street to the west.

Eckington is a special close-knit community with a storied past. It was developed in the late 19th and early 20th century after a streetcar line was extended to this area.  The neighborhood

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be moving into a $1.5 million condo at the upscale Residences at CityCenter in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.  A 6-block walk from his office on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Attorney General Holder will be a neighbor to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) and her husband, who paid $2.7 million for their condo.  CityCenter is the latest brand new high-end condo project in downtown DC.    The upscale mixed-use development will feature retail on the ground floor, and condos above.

Sales have been strong at CityCenter located on 9th and H Streets, NW, the former home to the previous convention center.  Condos at CityCenter range in price from $417,000 to $1.7 million, although Sen. McCaskill’s $2.7 million condo is

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DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a condo at Madrigal Lofts, located at 811 4th Street NW #115 in DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR / 1 BA /  692 SF.  This unit closed on April 17th, 2014 for $409,900 / $592 SF.

This contemporary loft-style unit features an open floor plan with high ceilings.  Unit finishes include wood floors, GE stainless steel appliances, ample storage space, private patio and a parking space in the garage.  Madrigal Lofts building amenities include a rooftop terrace with Capitol views, fitness center, concierge and a parking garage. The Madrigal Lofts location in DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood at 4th Street NW and I Street offers convenient access to dining,

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A new map by Zillow was released last week to much fanfare across DC, calculating housing affordability based on a monthly payment of $2,000, or 18 percent of a buyer’s monthly income, assuming a $500,000 home purchase price.  The color-coded map from dark red to dark green revealed the 20015 zip code as the least affordable, which includes the pricey DC neighborhoods of Chevy Chase DC and Friendship Heights.  After 20015, the 20003 zip code for the Capitol Hill neighborhood comes in 2nd, and the 20007 zip code for the neighborhoods in Georgetown, Glover Park, Foxhall, and Massachusetts Avenue Heights comes in at #3.  Longtime DC residents would not be surprised by these findings.

The map reveals DC’s eastern neighborhoods (NE) as most affordable and the

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The U Street Corridor has so much going for it:  Cool new condo buildings, convenient location, easy walk to the U Street Metro Station, shops, art galleries, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and music venues all in this vibrant 9-block area of DC.  Coming to life over the last decade, U Street is a residential and commercial success where you can walk to all the urban conveniences you will need like a Whole Foods Market, gym, international restaurants and theaters.  To ease your search in finding the ideal condo, we are highlighting our 3 favorite condo developments in the heart of the U Street corridor:

The Warehouses at Union Row:
Stylish luxury 3-level townhouse style condos offer open floor plans with 9’ ceilings; large floor to ceiling

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High-end newly constructed condominiums on Capitol Hill are available at The Edmonds School in the heart of Capitol Hill’s historic neighborhood.  Formerly a school, it has been repurposed into 20 luxury condos and 4 adjacent townhomes in DC’s hottest neighborhood.  Every unit in the Edmonds School has a unique floor plan.   The location, on the corner of D Street and 9th Street, NE, offers hotspots, eateries, shopping, and entertainment venues.  It is walking distance to the Union Station Metro Station.

In the hub of the nation’s Capitol, the Edmonds School is a Capitol Hill landmark.  Architectural historians were consulted to keep the rich character and 100-year old style true to the spirit of the original building; Ditto Residential builders worked

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As one of the 20007 zip code’s newest condominium buildings, Georgetown Heights is a contemporary complex located on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Calvert Street, NW, in the much sought-after Glover Park neighborhood.  Delivered in 2006, Georgetown Heights is conveniently located at the intersection of 3 of the most desirable neighborhoods in DC---Glover Park, Observatory Circle and Cathedral Heights.

The Glover Park location is fantastic with quick access to the city and to local urban conveniences like Whole Foods, Sweetgreen, CVS, Starbucks, shops, restaurants, and nightlife.  Walk down the hill to Georgetown.  Glover Park in northwest DC is about a half mile north of Georgetown and west of the Vice President’s mansion (Observatory Circle).

The

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DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a condo at the L at City Vista, located at 440 L Street #409 in DC's Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.  This unit features 1 BR+Den / 1 BA /  908 SF.  This unit closed on March 24th, 2014 for $445,000 / $490 SF.

This unit has an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen including granite counters, stainless appliances and hardwood floors.  The L at City Vista is a pet-friendly building with a full set of amenities including a rooftop pool and patio, private park and patio.  City Vista offers a Safeway for grocery shopping, restaurants and a Results Gym.  Residents can walk to the Metro, downtown dining and nightlife and scores of major employers from the L at City Vista.

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The West End is a fashionable neighborhood in northwest DC, getting its moniker from a time when it was the westernmost part of the city before the annexation of Georgetown, which is 3 blocks away.  It is home to embassies, upscale condos, George Washington University, luxury hotels, and fine dining restaurants.  One of DC’s most desirable neighborhoods, the West End is adjacent to Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle and Downtown.  It is bounded by K Street to the south, Rock Creek Park to the west and north, and New Hampshire and 21st Street to the east.  We scoured the West End neighborhood for our Top 3 condo developments: 2501 Penn, Columbia Condos and Twenty Five O One.

2501 Penn
2501 Penn is a stunning luxury modern-style condominium building on

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