October 2017

Found 16 blog entries for October 2017.

city vista - mount vernon triangle

One of DC’s most vibrant urban communities, Mount Vernon Triangle presents an array of options for those in search of a downtown lifestyle. This vibrant area of DC stretches for 17-blocks, a walk-able community filled with thousands of residents and thousands of residential real estate options.

Several high-rise condos now grace the area, with sleek, modern designs that only compliment the community. They join the more historic row houses that first emerged in the area, but have since been remodeled to reflect decades old appeal.

While some of those older buildings are now on the National Register of Historic Places, options these days additionally include apartments and condos, rising up several stories above ground level. Residential

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the one five on capitol hill

One of Hill East’s most desirable new condo buildings is now 85-percent sold, with time running out to purchase a contemporary-styled home within the new construction building. The modern, One-Five condo building sits just one block away from shopping and the Metro, making it a convenient option, as well, for new condo buyers.

The mid-rise building includes mostly one-bedroom units, with a smaller selection of two-bedrooms and efficiencies. Typically the homes range in size from around 540 square feet to more spacious units of around 1,000 square feet in size, giving new homebuyers plenty of options to fit their needs.

With only a few dozen condos to choose from in all, the condos of One-Five start out priced in the mid $300,000s, with some of

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h street corridor dc

Efforts are underway to extend the H Street Corridor, further capitalizing on an area that’s already seen strong development in recent years. The new vision, backed by the H Street Main Street nonprofit, the Department of Small and Local Business Development and Great Streets DC, is to expand revitalization to the east of the Starburst intersection.

The nonprofit wants to build upon the H Street Corridor to the east and north, on out to Bladensburg and Benning roads. To help others see the same vision, the group’s asked for designs and options on how to accomplish the goal of delivering more than 2,000 residential units, plus commercial space, open public space and underground parking to the area.

HSMS presented four options recently regarding a

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truman house - 4701 connecticut ave nw dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo at Truman House, located at 4701 Connecticut Avenue NW #408, Washington, DC 20008 in the Forest Hills neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,393 SF and closed on October 20th, 2017 for $649,000 / $466 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

A renovated kitchen, sunroom with leafy views, high ceilings and glistening hardwood floors are highlights of this Forest Hills condo. The Truman House is a pet-friendly, “Best Addresses” building that is located close to the Van Ness UDC Metro Station.

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buchanan school dc

Sales are off to a brisk start at Buchanan School; where in just the first week developers have already secured about half of all available units under contract. The project promises 41 new luxury condo units as part of a conversion project that involved restoring a more than century-old school building.

First built in the late 1800s, the historic Buchanan School served just one purpose for about 100 years, before finally closing its doors in the mid 1990s. Now, years later, crews have been hard at work restoring the old building and transforming it into its new, more modern role.

It’s expected the new and improved Buchanan School will open up soon, this time with a blend of carefully restored and redesigned architectural features, spruced up

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stone hill condos - washington dc

The stylish Stone Hill condos on Capitol Hill are now selling, offering up your choice of one- and two-bedroom residences close to a variety of dining and entertainment options in the DC area. With a total of three-dozen condominium units to choose from, including some penthouse units, the contemporary-style building offers a sophisticated setting for new construction condos in the region.

Ranging in size from around 500 square feet to 1,600 square feet, common features of the homes include high ceilings and large windows, allowing for plenty of natural light throughout the residences and sweeping city views. As well, the new condos offer herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring as well as Porcelanosa tile baths, quartz countertops and walnut

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One of the area’s most anticipated developments has just opened, more than a decade after visionaries first embarked on the journey to bring The Wharf to life. October 12 kicked off four full days of activities, events and fireworks, all to mark the grand opening of phase one of The Wharf.

Dozens of bands and other entertainers came out for the opening, kicked off by fireworks and headlined that evening by The Bacon Brothers, featuring actor and musician Kevin Bacon. Other planned activities include children’s performers, yoga, kayaking and an art exhibition.

The opening weekend celebration concluded on Sunday, October 15 with more celebratory fireworks at sunset. All outdoor activities and performances were free and open to the public.


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the whitman - 910 m st nw dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo at The Whitman located at 910 M Street NW #318, Washington, DC 20001 in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,070 SF and closed on October 13th, 2017 for $675,000 / $631 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

Urban living in a bright spacious condo featuring high ceilings and an open floor plan. The Whitman offers a rooftop pool, sundeck, barbecue grills, exercise room, 24-hour front desk and a party room. This development is served by the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station and is within walking distance of dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

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select at gaslight square

The final phase of one of Arlington’s most celebrated new developments nears a sellout, with remaining units within The Select going fast. The third phase of the award-winning Gaslight Square development, The Select at Gaslight Square supplies around three-dozen new construction condos, in both one- and two-story designs.

Ranging from around 1,100 square feet to upwards of 1,900 square feet in size, the spacious homes are full of upgrades. With one- to three-bedroom floor plans, the designs include soaring ceilings and the luxury of plentiful natural light flowing throughout the homes.  While the two-story courtyard lofts offer desirable outdoor living space, the penthouse units additionally provide for private rooftop terraces and fantastic views.

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55+ active adults

There’s no doubt that DC is a great place for young professionals and families, but now the area is also getting the recognition it deserves as a great place to retire. The District was just named a top 10 retirement market by US News & World Report.

The ranking takes into account the nation’s largest metro areas, and then ranks them by how well they meet the needs of retirees. Categories include things like quality of healthcare, tax rates, affordability in housing and happiness among local residents. In particular, healthcare is boosted by the DC area’s access to many highly ranked hospitals and medical centers, in addition to top medical research that’s routinely performed in the area.

For this particular ranking, Washington DC gained the

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