January 2018

Found 16 blog entries for January 2018.

gallery towns - brookland

From its high ceilings to its modern appeal, Gallery Towns at Monroe Street Market presents the enjoyment of an elegant lifestyle in Brookland. This new townhome community offers the option of around four-dozen residences, with most units within the development including around 1,900 square feet of living space.

Designed to reflect the architecture of some of the city’s older row houses, the homes of Gallery Towns also manage to deliver contemporary living space, complete with a small front porch leading to every private residence. The three different available floor plans are up to 18-feet wide, with some including a fenced-in backyard and basement, while others include garage space.

Arranged in three groupings, the four-level residences come

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somerset house - 1801 16th st nw dc

With a century worth of history to its name, Somerset House continues with a tradition for excellence in DC’s Dupont Circle. Originally constructed in the early 1900s by renowned real estate developer Harry Wardman, the upscale property remains one of the most elegant and luxurious in the neighborhood.

The historic, U-shaped building changed over to condos just a few years ago, bringing with it a new roof, new windows, plus new plumbing and an electric system. As graceful in design as the building once was, it’s now been transformed into more modern residences, yet retains some of the original design elements that make it so special.

The condos of Somerset House come in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Starting around a cozy 300

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arlington va teardown

The trend of tearing down the old and replacing it with new appears to be on the downturn for Arlington, at least for now. It’s a trend that’s excited residential developers and prospective buyers while at the same time discouraged many preservationists.

For years now some have lamented the loss of older single-family homes in the area, cleared to make way for newer, and often much larger, homes. However, according to data compiled by Preservation Arlington, the number of applications for demolition permits in Arlington County has declined for the past two years running.

Tear-downs are common in neighborhoods with growing home values, as builders eye less expensive, smaller homes, with plans to replace them with larger and more modern designs,

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elysium logan - 1427 rhode island ave nw dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of an Elysium Logan condo at located at 1427 Rhode Island Avenue NW #102, Washington, DC 20005 in the Logan Circle neighborhood. This condo features 1 BR / 1 BA / 675 SF and closed on January 22nd, 2018 for $524,900 / $778 SF.

Elysium Logan is a new condo development located on Rhode Island Avenue, just west of 14th Street. High end finishes are found throughout including Waterworks baths and kitchens outfitted with Poggenpohl cabinets, Bosch appliances, Kraus sinks and quartz countertops. Amenities in the 32-unit Elysium Logan boutique building include a 24-hour concierge and bike storage.

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logan walk score

Often lured by a wide range of places to go and things to see, it seems DC buyers are also in the market for a certain type of neighborhood. In particular, walkable neighborhoods appear to be a driving force when it comes to meeting the needs and desires of current and future DC residents.

It’s not just the younger generation that’s seeking out a walkable neighborhood either. According to a report generated by the National Association of Realtors, more than half of those born prior to 1944 are also interested in living in a home that’s simply a short distance away from local restaurants and shops. That’s good news for DC, as the area recently came in at number seven on Redfin’s list of the most walkable cities for 2017.

Retaining its same

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cameron park - alexandria va

Just steps away from area parks and minutes away from some of the best offerings of Old Town and DC, Cameron Park is now selling in Alexandria’s West End. The much-anticipated new development enjoys the convenience of urban surroundings, tucked away within a charming and friendly setting.

A mix of modernly appointed townhomes, apartments and a senior living facility, the entire development will be delivered in three phases. Phase one consists of dozens of Pulte-built townhomes, with four level designs offering up open floor plans. As well, the homes include the luxury of either adding some custom elements to your new home or even the advantage of some move-in ready designs.

Ranging from around 2,400 to 2,500 square feet in size, the townhomes

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u street corridor dc

Alive with an exciting mix of places to go and things to do, the U Street Corridor remains one of the most vibrant destinations in the DC area. This trendy location is not only extremely popular with area residents, but also appeals to visitors, as well.

Now one of the most eclectic locations in Northwest DC, the U Street Corridor mostly stretches along U Street from 8th Street NW to 18th Street NW. The neighborhood has had its ups and downs over the years, though.

Once a thriving African American theater and music community, the area was affectionately dubbed Black Broadway, traced to locals such as jazz great Duke Ellington. While you’ll still find notable jazz clubs and nightlife in the area, the neighborhood changed somewhat over the years

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adams morgan dc

A vibrant community that’s now filled with an array of available nightlife, the Adams Morgan of today gains much of its current character from the history that first shaped the community. These days the walk-able, urban neighborhood is home to a number of young families, but it’s the diversity of the community that many find so appealing.

Filled with a number of 19th and early 20th century buildings and row houses, you’ll also find a diverse collection of dining establishments, with everything from Indian and Chinese to Ethiopian and Italian cuisine represented. You’ll also commonly find live music at any one of the dozens of nightclubs and bars that dot the area.

Other celebrated events and attractions include multicultural celebrations such as

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starbucks logo

One of DC’s first suburbs is about to gain a decidedly modern new storefront. Anacostia is set to soon be home to DC’s very first stand-alone Starbucks east of the Anacostia River.

It’s part of a development going in to a vacant lot along Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SE. That complex, named Maple View Flats, will also consists of more than 100 affordable rental housing units plus more than 14,000 square feet of retail space and underground parking.

While a majority of the residential units are one-bedrooms, there will also be some two- and three-bedroom units for families within Maple View Flats. Currently under construction, the development is slated for a lot that’s stood vacant for more than three decades. The mixed-use development joins

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16th street heights washington dc

Offering up a sense of suburbia in the city, 16th Street Heights continues to lure in new residents, enamored by the sense of a true neighborhood atmosphere. Filled with mostly a mix of single-family homes and row homes, the mostly quiet neighborhood is a true delight.

Generally bounded by 16th Street NW on the western edge, Georgia Avenue on the eastern side, Missouri Avenue NW on the north side and Arkansas Avenue NW on the south side, the low-density neighborhood traces its roots back to the 19th century. The neighborhood grew and flourished thanks in part to the nearby streetcar lines, and many residents have lived in their homes for years.

In fact, it’s not that often that the homes of 16th Street Heights actually come on the market. When

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