July 2015

Found 19 blog entries for July 2015.

the beauregard - 2100 1th st nw dc

The stylish Beauregard building is a dream for urban Washingtonians who want to live in a luxury development in the U Street Corridor of downtown DC.  This is one of the most historic districts in the city that also finds itself at the center of a lively music and arts destination.  The quiet location on 11th Street, NW, is right around the corner and one block away from the vibrant U Street corridor.  The Beauregard is only two blocks to Metro’s U Street Station on the Green and Yellow Lines.  The U Street Corridor neighborhood is a haven for trendy shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, galleries and now also, new high-rise condos and lofts along with many everyday conveniences.  U Street is in a historically residential, commercial and Victorian-era

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warwick village townhome

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a townhouse located at 2916 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305 in Alexandria’s Warwick Village neighborhood.  This brick-home features 3 BR / 2 BA / 1,102 SF of living space and closed on July 28, 2015 for $513,000 / $466 SF.  

This end-unit townhouse offers 3 levels with a fully renovated kitchen and upstairs bathroom.  e The basement is partially finished and includes a full bath and laundry area.  This home is located in Warwick Village and is just steps from #The Avenue” in Del Ray.

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1400 block church st nw washington dc

The surge in loft-style condo developments throughout DC is centered in two popular areas of the city: Logan Circle and Adams Morgan.  We looked at two of our favorite DC blocks---the 1400 Block of Church Street and the 2300 block of Champlain Street---and found two kinds of lofts that are currently reigning supreme in popularity---units in repurposed buildings that were previously industrial, commercial, religious or school buildings, or loft-style units in newly built buildings.  Upscale state-of-the-art buildings continue to surge in popularity along the 14th Street corridor in DC, and in particular the 1400 block of Church Street in the Logan Circle neighborhood.  Beautiful designer finishes and modern contemporary interiors are staples of these

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wooster & mercer lofts arlington va  

Styled after the New York City Soho Village-style loft community, The Wooster and Mercer Lofts in Arlington bring two authentic loft buildings with all-new construction to the DC Metro Area.  The modern contemporary lofts offer lucky residents high-end amenities, expansive city views, open great room floor plans, soaring ceilings, and a central location between two Metro Stations and a high Walk Score of 89.  The 7-story buildings with a combined 87 condos offer gorgeous urban industrial open living areas in a highly sought-after location between both Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro Stations on the Metro Blue and Orange Lines, just minutes from historic Georgetown by foot, Key Bridge and a short Metro ride to downtown DC, the U.S. Capitol, Ronald Reagan

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555 Mass Ave DC

Urban and chic contemporary luxury condos at 555 Massachusetts Avenue, in DC offer an amenity-rich lifestyle and the convenience of a central location just above Penn Quarter.  With a top “Walker’s Paradise” Walk Score of 98 and a “Rider’s Paradise” Transit Score of 100, this pedestrian/transit-friendly, up-and-coming Mount Vernon neighborhood is a lively location downtown, south of Logan Circle, north of Penn Quarter and adjacent to Chinatown.  It is well known for its luxury high-rise condos and easy walk to multiple Metro Stations, restaurants, shops, Starbucks, Safeway grocery store, Kate Spade, Tumi, boutiques, and fitness studios.

Once a small historic neighborhood with many ethnic restaurants and markets, today the Chinatown/Mount Vernon

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Georgetown West Village Federal-style Home

DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the seller of a single-family home located at 3218 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC  in Georgetown’s West Village neighborhood.  This brick-home features 4 BR / 4.5 BA / 5,060 SF of living space and closed on July 22, 2015 for $2,650,000 / $524 SF.  This home conveyed with one garage parking space.

This stunning West Village Federal is located just off Wisconsin, tucked away in a courtyard behind the old police station. It featured a celebrity design team of architect Robert Bell and interior by Thomas Pheasant.

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dc is a top real estae market for first time buyers

One-third of home purchases, or 32 percent, made in May 2015 were by first-time home buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors, due in part to a strong job market for young adults, lower mortgage insurance and low down payment programs by lenders.  DC was named one of the top markets for new homeowners.  DC scored the highest prices for housing of all the states on this list with a median sale price of $511,885.  The lower median home value of $487,600 means that homebuyers will be trying to buy in a market that favors sellers, so buyers can expect a very competitive housing market.  The median rent price of $2,285 is higher than mortgage payments of $2,420 based on the median sale price.    This means it’s better to buy a condo or house

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2020 Lofts - Washington Dc

One of the area’s prime condo locations, 2020 Lofts delivers the latest trend in loft buildings along the U Street Corridor.  The 9-story midrise 146-unit loft condo building enjoys luxurious amenities, a convenient location and upscale designer details.  It is one of the few buildings in DC to offer both private outdoor spaces where every residence has a balcony, and a popular rooftop deck atop the building offering some of the most commanding downtown panoramic views of DC’s skyline.  The modern-style building with an interior industrial chic look for the units is just one block to the U Street Metro Station on the Green and Yellow lines, six blocks north to Logan Circle, and less than a mile to the White House and the National Mall.  It is a superb

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prospect house - rosslyn va

DC Condo Boutique team member Sharon Wildberger represented the buyer of a Prospect House condo located at 1200 Nash Street #843, Arlington, VA 22209 in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood.  This two-level condo features 1 BR / 1 BA / 1,065 SF of living space and closed on July 16, 2015 for $602,000 / $565 SF.

This eighth-floor condo has fabulous views of the DC skyline, monuments and the Potomac River from the living room and generously-sized balcony.  Amenities at the Prospect House include an olympic-style pool, exercise room, 24-hour front desk, security, convenience store and dry cleaner.

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fort reno washington dc

Fort Reno Park, a park in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest DC, is the highest point in DC, and was engaged in the only Civil War battle to happen in the city.  While the tallest structure in DC is the Washington Monument at 555 feet above sea level, the highest elevation is centered at Fort Reno Park at 409 feet tall.  Fort Reno is located across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School in northwest DC.

The highest point in the city was used in 1861 by civil engineers to construct a fort.  The civil engineers operated under major John Barnard who was in charge of the defenses of Washington.  Fort Reno was one of several forts circling Washington to defend it against the Confederates.  With a perimeter of 517 yards, it had enough places for 27

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