January 2017

Found 14 blog entries for January 2017.

noma - washington, dc

With an attractive location, walk-able neighborhood streets and a recent influx of development, NoMa has truly come of age over the past several years, as the area is transformed into a highly desirable destination for living, working and playing. Known as the area found to the north of Massachusetts Avenue, NoMa first received its moniker in the late 1990s, quickly followed up by a series of new urban buildings, shops and businesses, replacing old warehouses and empty space with usable parkland, residential high-rises and offices.

A new Metro station in the mid 2000s helped spur some of the development, leading private investors to the 35-block area with billions in individual projects, along with a large capital investment by local government

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stanton park washington dc

The walk-able Stanton Park neighborhood may be named after the green space it encircles, but the community is extremely desirable for much more than just its nearby park. This popular Capitol Hill community is close to area museums and attractions, yet remains a peaceful and quiet alternative for basking in a family-friendly lifestyle.

Now home to a number of young, upper-middle class residents, this desirable community offers a variety of home styles, from upscale condos to multi-million dollar row houses. The two-block Stanton Park, for which the neighborhood gains its name, is popular with families for its playground on the western side and with dog walkers on its eastern side. It also contains a statue memorializing a Revolutionary War hero.

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 C & O Canal Georgetown

From upscale homes and shops to fine dining and picturesque views, there’s plenty to explore in the charming Georgetown Historic District. Dating back to the mid 1700s and named to honor King George II, Georgetown traces its roots back to tobacco and as a prosperous shipping center, eventually growing into one of the most fashionable areas in the capital.

Noted on the National Register of Historic Places, the district is home to some of the city’s oldest buildings, with architectural styles ranging from Queen Anne and Greek Revival to Federal and Classical Revival. To this day landmarks such as the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden welcome visitors with guided tours. There are also plenty of 18th and 19th century mansions to take in, as well as

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kalorama real estate

Noted for its sprawling homes and exclusive properties, Kalorama is quickly shaping up to be “The Place to Live in 2017”. Several influential names in the political world are either making plans to move to the community or already call Kalorama home.

While the Republicans and Democrats seem mostly split down party lines on some of the major issues facing our country, it appears two of the most notable families are about to share at least one thing in common; the place they call home. Outgoing President Barack Obama and his family recently signed on to lease a 1920s-style home in Kalorama Heights.

Other upscale residences, including the soon-to-be home of the eldest daughter of President-Elect Donald Trump, surround the $5.3 million mansion.

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estadio logan circle dc

From Florida Avenue to Thomas Circle, popular 14th Street is packed with places to go and things to see, but perhaps the best way to do it is by taking a long, leisurely stroll. That’s because this stretch of roadway was specifically designed to appeal to pedestrians, and it all happened just over the past couple of years.

Decades ago 14th Street had a much different reputation, but eager developers and investors moved in, bringing boutiques, restaurants and prospective new residents. The city helped, too, by dropping the speed limit, adding in more stoplights and shrinking the road down to just two lanes where there used to be six. The Department of Transportation also added in bike lanes, replaced sidewalks and put in new streetlights, altogether

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alcova heights arlington va

What started out as farmland nearly a century ago has now emerged as one of the DC area’s most enviable neighborhoods, well regarded for its easy access to recreation, plus its affordable homes and spacious lots. The Alcova Heights of today, though, remains a unique destination, one that local homeowners hope to keep going for generations to come.

Although portions of the community date back to pre-Civil War times, much of the area really began to emerge in the 1920s. That’s when a developer came in and purchased more than 140 acres of land, selling off the lots and laying out the future streets. He also coined the name “Alcova” to represent Alexandria County, Virginia.

The population really began to swell when water and sewer lines went in,

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vio at the wharf dc condos

Featuring your choice of luxury condos right on the water’s edge, VIO promises to soon deliver some of the most exciting new residential options to grace the shores of the Potomac River. These waterfront condos will together form a new 12-story, 112-unit building at The Wharf.

Complimented by floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for breathtaking views of the river, national monuments and the Capitol, the condos of VIO are expected to include such high-end features as European cabinetry, wide-plank hardwoods, quartz and granite countertops and custom closets. In addition, expect to find high ceilings and natural stone tile baths. Options in living will range from a studio to one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with up to 2.5-baths.

With a cozy 530

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the sanctuary - 819 d st ne dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a Sanctuary condo located at 819 D Street NE #24, Washington, DC 20002 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,200 SF and closed on January 12th, 2017 for $679,900 / $567 SF.

The Sanctuary is a newly converted condo development located in a former Capitol Hill church building. This development features many unique architectural elements that were saved from the former church. The Sanctuary is conveniently located on D Street NE between 8th and 9th Streets and is within walking distance of several Capitol Hill attractions including Stanton Park, Lincoln Park and Union Station.

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deanwood neighborhood dc

Long regarded as one of the oldest and most affordable neighborhoods in Northeast DC, Deanwood has gained ground in recent years as more and more people discover the community and with that, home prices rise. It comes as no surprise then that the Washington Post just published a list of what’s in and what’s out for 2017 and Deanwood made the favorable list.

Some longtime residents say they’ve definitely seen the transition, as home prices in the neighborhood have risen considerably just over the past few years. While at one time some sellers faced trouble even finding buyers for available homes, those same structures are now being snapped up at prices sometimes well above the asking price.

The storyline is similar to another Northeast

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the churchill condos dc

One of Capitol Hill’s most unique residential buildings is now selling, bringing additional options in condo living to the DC area. While the District boasts several impressive structures that date back more than a century, The Churchill is one of just a handful that used to serve a more spiritual purpose. The building began as a church, making it one of only a few churches that have been repurposed and reimagined into residences.

While filling the void of necessary residential space, buildings such as The Churchill also prevent some historical structures from being torn down, and then replaced with more modern structures. While DC is rich with those too, buildings such as The Churchill provide an alternative, saving a building’s most impressive

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