January 2018

Found 16 blog entries for January 2018.

rock creek park

With a history spanning back more than a century, Rock Creek Park continues to maintain its role as a peaceful retreat, a place of solitude in the capitol. Not only is the park a place for outdoor recreation but also a place full of DC history.

Dating back to the late 1800s, Rock Creek Park spans more than 1,700 acres of wooded terrain, hiking trails, wildlife and heritage. Earmarked in 1890 by the federal government as the third national park, the location to this day remains a popular place for locals and visitors alike.

It’s also the National Park System’s oldest natural urban park and the Rock Creek Historic District now sits on the National Register of Historic Places. To reflect this history, efforts are currently underway to give the park

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welcome to arlington

There’s no doubt that Arlington County is a great place to live, and now it’s received top honors for something that’s not always so easy to see at first glance. The county just took home a major award for its environmentally friendly practices.

Given out by the U.S. Green Building Council, the award honors Arlington County as the very first Platinum level community. The certification is linked to the USGBC’s newly launched LEED for Communities program.

In basic terms, the certification is a reflection of the county’s efforts and success in economic prosperity, focusing on things like health and safety, affordable housing and education. In addition, the award also honors Arlington County for its success in managing storm water and its reduction

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constellation on h - 1402 h st ne dc

One of the newest and most exciting additions to the H Street Corridor, Constellation on H presents a vibrant new option for living in one of the most desirable locations in all of DC. Surrounded by restaurants and nightlife, the hip new condos add yet another level of sophistication to the area.

Offering up views of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, the luxury condos take up an entre city block, with a number of uniquely designed floor plans constructed to appeal to a variety of buyers. In all, the six-story building includes the option of around two-dozen different residences, mostly one- and two-bedrooms.

While some of the smaller units command around 700 square feet of living space, some of the larger units provide upwards of

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swampoodle park noma

Rendering: NoMa Parks Foundation

A new park is coming to NoMa, and its name takes a nod to the past. The first park from the NoMa Business Improvement District is unofficially named “Swampoodle Park”.

That’s the name that garnered the most votes in a recent online survey. According to those behind the survey, the name came out on tops with about two-thirds of the 1,500 or so survey responses.

Other possibilities included calling it the 3rd and L Park or Old City Corner. The newly minted name of Swampoodle Park becomes official pending the fate of a future bill that still has to go before the DC Council and the mayor.

Swampoodle comes from a play on words dating back to the 19th century. Settled by Irish immigrants, the name is a

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ballston - arlington va

Within a short stroll of area restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment options and more, Ballston presents a true walkable neighborhood in Arlington County. This desirable community allows for residents to experience the best of both worlds; situated only a few miles from DC, yet retaining somewhat of a small-town feel.

Full of everything from single-family homes and condos to apartments and high-rises, the community also offers easy access to local theaters, a comedy club, and dozens upon dozens of dining options, all within just a few blocks of each other. You’ll also find unique options in retail stores, plus the Ballston Common Mall and the Ballston Farmers Market, a weekly attraction during the warmer months of the year.

While served by

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The Churchill - 514 4th St SE DC

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a condo at The Churchill located at 514 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,081 SF and closed on December 28th, 2017 for $754,900 / $698 SF.

The Churchill is a renovation of a circa 1855 historic church sanctuary, rectory and adjacent row house into upscale condos. Upscale appointments and finishes at The Churchill include reclaimed historic details, over-sized windows, wide plank hardwood flooring, chefs kitchens with Jenn-Air appliances and spa inspired baths.

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