April 2015

Found 11 blog entries for April 2015.


lofts 14 - 1401 church street nw washington dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a Lofts 14 condo located at 1401 Church Street #426, Washington, DC 20005 in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood.  This industrial loft-style condo features 1 BR / 1 BA / 650 SF of living space and closed on April 28, 2015 for $510,000 / $785 SF.  

This unit features Scavolini Cabinetry, bamboo flooring, exposed brick, 18 ft ceilings and views of Church street.  Lofts 14 is located at the corner of Church Street and 14th Street in the Logan Circle neighborhood.  This building formerly served as an automobile showroom before being repurposed by Metropolis Development in 2006.

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old town commons alexandria va

DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a town house located at 931 Parker Gray School Way Alexandria, VA  in the Old Town Commons neighborhood.  This new construction town house features 3 BR / 3.5 BA / 2,010 SF of living space and closed on April 17, 2015 for $977,038 / $486 SF.   

Old Town Commons is a new development from EYA in Alexandria offering classic Old Town exterior styling with contemporary interior finishes.  Old Town Commons weighs in with a WalkScore of 93 and offers a convenient location within walking distance of all the action and excitement of Old Town.

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kayaking in the potomac river

Livability named Arlington among the Top 10 Healthiest Cities in the country for 2015.    Arlington provides residents with strong social networks, good restaurants and lots of exercise options.  Residents of Arlington have access to tremendous fitness choices, including yoga studios, Pilates, CrossFit, fitness centers, sports clubs, recreation programs, and healthy food options which all contributed to its high marks.  Coming in at #6 on the list, Arlington followed Minneapolis; Cambridge; Madison, WI; Miami and Bridgeport CT.

Also important to Arlington’s healthy image is its recycling programs, high percentage of non-smokers, moderate drinkers and a high rate of biking to work.  The ranking factors in lifestyle, access to healthcare and environment. 

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1609 suter lane nw washington dc 20007

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a town house located at 1609 Suter Lane, Washington, DC 20007 in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.  This East Village town house features 4 BR / 2.5 BA / 2,250 SF of living space and closed on April 13, 2015 for $1,495.000 / $664 SF.   One garage parking space conveyed with this home.

Developed in 1961 by notable Georgetown builder Jay Harris, this Suter Lane town home offers three levels of living space with two fireplaces and a private rear patio and garden.  Suter Lane is located off Q Street between Wisconsin Avenue and 32nd Street.  Volta Park, Tudor Place, the Georgetown Library and Wisconsin Avenue shopping and dining are just steps from this location.

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Neighborhood listservs are a wonderful complement to talking to your neighbors on the driveway or building lobby before heading out to work.  The best email lists in DC neighborhoods are more than just chatting with your neighbors; they not only provide electronic message boards for neighbors to post items for sale, request recommendations for home improvements but also to discuss local issues on planning and development going around town.  Some listservs are strictly for residents who must provide addresses when posting (a la Chevy Chase) but others are open to the public; some are moderated, some are not.  Listservs give neighborhoods ample opportunity to air their grievances, list its problems, pet projects, and provide a list of favorite plumbers,

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morgan place - 1625 16th st nw dc 20009

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a condo located at 1625 16th Street #203, Washington, DC 20009 in DC’s Morgan Place development.  This Dupont Circle condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 835 SF of living space and closed on April 13, 2015 for $599,900 / $718 SF.   One rental parking space for a year conveyed with this condo.

This PN Hoffman developed condo offers an open layout designed for entertaining with a Juliette balcony and fireplace.  The kitchen features stainless appliances, granite and a breakfast bar and the baths have spa-like finishes.  Morgan Place offers a 16th Street address in Dupont Circle with a WalkScore of 97. 

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The Belvedere luxury condominium building in Rosslyn is an impressive community with top-of-the-line amenities.  It offers a pleasant living environment coupled with an active community association that brings residents together and fosters friendships.  The Belvedere enjoys a distinct architectural design, high visibility and a unique neighborliness that makes this condo building highly sought-after.  The large floor plans, resort-style living and convenient urban location combine for an ideal place to live.  Located at 1600 North Oak Street south of Wilson Boulevard in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, the Belvedere is a short walk to the Rosslyn Metro Station, and convenient to National Airport.

The Belvedere offers residents full

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Arlington, Virginia has been chosen as “America’s Most Walkable Suburb” and one of the best “Walk Friendly” communities by Prevention magazine and by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Pedestrian and Bicycle Information.  Arlington has great public transit as well as lots of sidewalks and trails.  Arlington’s quality of life is high; part of it is due to business and city leaders creating lively and walkable places that attract young adults, families and businesses to live in this close-in suburb.

Like Arlington, many cities across the U.S. are reinventing their cities to accommodate walkers to increase foot traffic over car traffic.  Walking improves personal health, fosters a sense of community, saves money and tames traffic.  While

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The Papermill is a contemporary condo development located at the corner of K Street and Potomac Street in Georgetown.  This location is directly across the street from the Georgetown Waterfront Park.  With the opening of the park in 2011, views from the Papermill were transformed from a parking lot for 600 cars to a beautiful park directly on the Potomac.

This intimate mid-rise, four-story building was delivered in 1978 and offers a modern contemporary feel with high ceilings and Potomac facing over-sized windows.  Units at the Papermill on the Potomac feature one and two bedroom floor plans with 823 to 1,373 SF of living space.  The entrance and lobby of the Papermill Condos were recently updated and many of the units in the building has seen recent

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You’re armed with a spanking new college diploma and now it’s time to get serious, and get a real job and move out of your old bedroom.  Where do you go look for a job?  If you’re like many college grads across the nation, DC and Arlington are among the top cities for new graduates to head.  Young job seekers often flock to DC for summer internships, and return when job-seeking upon graduation.  Top median salaries are one reason, government-related jobs are another reason but also it’s a city filled with young adults and a thriving social scene that makes it attractive. 

Financial planning website, NerdWallet, put together a list ranking the top 5 best cities for college grads, based on data aggregated for jobs that require a college degree, earn

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