September 2017

Found 11 blog entries for September 2017.

pullman place - 911 2nd st ne dc

Opportunity is going fast to get in one of the most stylish new residential additions to NoMa. Pullman Place is already more than 80-percent sold, with just a handful of new, move-in ready homes still available.

Priced starting in the high $400,000s for a one-bedroom unit and starting in the $500,000s for a two-bedroom unit, the property also includes a two-story penthouse loft. Wide plank flooring, quartz countertops and large windows, allowing for the infusion of plenty of natural light throughout the homes, accent the more than 40 condos of Pullman Place.

In addition, the homes come with a full-size washer and dryer, spa-like baths and custom closets. As well, private balconies open up the units to sensational views of the Capitol and

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trafalgar flats - Arlington VA

One of the most exciting new options in Arlington condo living is now selling, with dozens of homes to choose from within Trafalgar Flats. This brand new development includes nearly 80 condos in studio, one- and two-bedroom designs, complimented by the luxury of new construction possibilities.

The four-story, mixed-use complex provides room for the condos, parking, a courtyard and retail space, with the entire development currently under construction in the Barcroft neighborhood. The future homes are planned to range from around 400 square feet to about 950 square feet in size, with the units topping more than 8,000 square feet of planned, ground level retail space.

Priced starting in the mid $200,000s to low $500,000s, the homes of this new

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water taxi Photo: Geoff Livingston

Yet another Alexandria Water Taxi could soon be coming, this one projected to connect Old Town to The Wharf. Set to officially open in mid October, The Wharf development promises retail, entertainment, dining, residential and office space along the waterfront, and it’s hoped a new water taxi route will help generate even more interest in visiting the site.

The Potomac Riverboat Company wants to capitalize on the new destination with a direct water taxi between the two. To do so, the company had to make a proposal before city councilors recently, asking for exclusive service between Old Town and The Wharf.

The water taxi company already has three boats operating out of Alexandria, with routes to Nationals Park, Georgetown

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national arboretum columnsPhoto: Nicolas Raymond

A true northeast treasure, the National Arboretum continues to delight visitors and locals with an array of collections and green space dedicated to providing open space for both research and for aesthetic pleasure. For decades, the US National Arboretum has stood as a place of education and discovery in DC, a public garden that also acts as a plant research site.

The Arboretum is where researchers have been able to create new plants that now exist in gardens and even homes all over the country. With hundreds of new plants credited to the site, crews have carefully selected and bred the plants to improve upon color, drought resistance, look and many other favorable characteristics.

At more than 400 acres, the urban green

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north district - cyrstal city

A rebranding project in Crystal City aims to transform a neighborhood, and possibly even land a big name company in the process. Developer JBG Smith just filed an application with the county for the North District, in hopes of creating 120,000 square feet of retail space, and that’s not all. Some published reports say JBG Smith is also hoping to attract Amazon to build its new company campus in the area.

Stretching from 15th Street to 18th Street, the area is bounded by Route 1 and Crystal Drive, close to the Crystal City Metro station. The project calls for a mix of new development and renovation to create the proposed new retail development. Some of that space will be reserved for Alamo Draft Cinema, while some reports suggest the developer also

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17 solar condos kingman park

One of the area’s most affordable neighborhoods, Kingman Park is filled with brick row houses, a walk-able DC neighborhood close to downtown and to outdoor recreation. From its convenient proximity to Capitol Hill to its many trails and even a community garden, Kingman Park offers an eclectic mix of opportunities for its residents.

Once a mostly African American community, this family-friendly neighborhood is now more diverse, with young professionals and working class residents coming together as neighbors. It’s common to see residents meet up on front porches or work together to grow flowers and vegetables in the flourishing community garden.

With mostly well-maintained properties, much of the real estate within Kingman Park still consists of

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teardownPhoto: Bill Rosenfeld

Arlington real estate is booming, as more and more developers and homeowners choose to replace some of the area’s older homes with much larger and more modern designs. While a half-century ago the smaller, single-story homes popular in Arlington were more than adequate, these days many homebuyers are searching for two-story homes with even more square footage, and for many neighborhoods that means tearing down the old and starting from scratch.

It’s led to hundreds of homes being torn down and virtually just as many new homes going up on the now empty lots. The new homes do have to follow rules in terms of setbacks, lot coverage and height, but that’s not always enough to please everyone.

Some area residents have complained

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georgetown real estate

From gondolas to cable cars, Georgetown leaders and residents have their eyes set on the future, and its one that could look very different than the Georgetown of today. Both are just a couple of concepts that have been floated by locals and officials, hoping to reenergize one of DC’s finest neighborhoods.

While still one of the most desirable areas, local leaders know that redevelopment projects in other nearby neighborhoods are drawing a lot of interest, and that for Georgetown to stay relevant it needs to stay ahead of the curve. Already, the city’s lost some notable retailers, boutiques and restaurants over the past several years, and that means a concerted effort to help not only help retain existing businesses, but drive new opportunities and

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city vista - 475 k st nw dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Matt Koerber represented the buyer of a City Vista condo located at 475 K Street NW #319, Washington, DC 20001 in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. This condo features 1 BR+Den / 1 BA / 900 SF and closed on September 8th, 2017 for $585,000 / $650 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

This contemporary condo offers spacious city living with two walk-in closets, a den large enough for a queen bed and a private balcony with Southern exposure. City Vista amenities are among the best in the city and include a rooftop pool, roof deck, barbecue grilles, concierge, club room, library and interior courtyard.

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deanwood map

An up-and-coming DC neighborhood, prospective buyers can currently find real value in Deanwood, an area some deem one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation. This predominately African American neighborhood enjoys a mix of available home styles, from colonials and craftsman-style homes to Victorian and prairie designs. While many properties contain yard space they are also often close to gardens and parks, plus outdoor events.

In fact, Redfin, a real estate brokerage, considers Deanwood to be one of the nation’s most desirable. Coming in at number seven on the list of ‘Hottest Neighborhoods’, agents credit the neighborhood’s easy access to two Metro stations, making it simple to reach downtown or Capitol Hill.

As well, the report also makes

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