July 2018

Found 15 blog entries for July 2018.

11q - 1101 q street nw dc 20009

An exclusive new boutique condo building is coming to Logan, as the residences of 11Q are set for delivery later this fall. With just 15 units within the property to choose from, prospective condo buyers will have their choice of mostly one- or two-bedroom floor plans.

As well, the property also includes a luxurious penthouse unit. Future residents are also sure to enjoy the addition of private balconies and terraces.

The luxury condos are actually a redevelopment project, transforming former apartments into new residential designs. The original property dated back to the early 1900s, and attracted a lot of interest from developers.

More than two-dozen developers bid on the property, translating to a sale above asking price. Some credit that

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arlington va top city for millenialsGraphic: Niche.com

Celebrated for its diversity, its schools and its nightlife, Arlington is definitely an appealing choice for new residents, most specifically millennials. In fact, Niche.com recently gave Arlington one of the top spots when it comes to Best Cities for Millennials.

According to the website, Arlington easily takes the number three spot, behind Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco. It’s noted that Arlington receives an overall grade of an A+, when taking all categories into consideration.

The majority of Arlington neighborhoods also received at least an A grade, with such notable mentions as Waycroft/Woodlawn, Chain Bridge Forest and Albermarle Glebe. Dozens of area neighborhoods ranked high, though, often noted for their

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seven seas grill brightwood

Photo: StreetsofWashington

With welcoming homes and tree-lined streets, tranquil Brightwood is also home to ball courts, parks and the flair of suburbia. Some equate the feel of Brightwood to that of a gated community, minus the gates, complimented by an active group of citizens consistently working to better the area.

A mix of single-family Colonials, bungalows, rowhouses and duplexes, it’s common to find porches lining the front of homes and wide alleys running alongside the back of homes. This modest neighborhood has seen its ups and downs over the years, but these days residents and visitors are more likely to find simple beauty in the community’s towering oak trees and spacious lots.

While you’ll find some major retailers in the area,

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eckington real estate

As new development pushes ahead in Eckington, the neighborhood continues its reputation as a place where urban and residential offerings blend into one. The established community is quickly gaining a following too, with more and more people coming to discover the true attributes of the area.

One of the oldest neighborhoods in the DC area, Eckington still houses warehouses and railroad tracks, but the more industrial past has since been replaced by a more residential vibe. Almost entirely residential today, the neighborhood doesn’t have a commercial strip itself, but has plenty of options for its residents nearby.

While sitting close to better known communities such as NoMa, Bloomingdale and Edgewood, the Eckington area is quietly coming into its

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trinidad - washington dc

Once burdened by a more unsavory reputation, DC’s Trinidad neighborhood is by all accounts these days a neighborhood on the move. The modest community is clean and filled with well-maintained yards. It’s also a vibrant neighborhood where homes sell quickly.

Filled with restored Craftsman and Victorian-style rowhouses, many of the older homes of Trinidad have since been turned over to condos in recent years. While not all of the properties have been renovated just yet, it’s not hard to find the signs of progress all across the community.

You’ll find a number of properties under construction right now in Trinidad. You’ll also find residences getting a simple touch-up of paint, plus newly planted flowers and landscaping dotting the properties.

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kalorama triangle

With its tree-lined trees and some impressively restored properties, Kalorama Triangle maintains an image as an exclusive and historic DC neighborhood. Filled with an exciting collection of early 20th century rowhouses, you’ll find everything from Colonial Revival to Georgian Revival and Mediterranean -style architecture represented all across the community.

The historic district is found just adjacent to Rock Creek Park, and Kalorama Triangle definitely offers the best of both worlds to its residents. Not only is the area close enough to the vibrancy supplied by an urban lifestyle, but there’s also a strong sense of peacefulness throughout the community, as well.

After all, it’s not far to the restaurants and bars of 18th Street NW or to

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capitol hill row houses

While they may look similar, there’s actually a difference between a rowhouse and a townhouse, particularly in the DC area. In fact, while you may hear the terms used seemingly interchangeably at times, technically the two represent two slightly different styles of housing.

Typically, you’ll find rowhomes in neighborhoods all across the DC area. Not only do they fill the need for a certain type of housing in the area, but they also work well in a city where space is often limited. After all, rowhouses are a more effective way of building housing and can better fit in with a city’s infrastructure than other types of housing.

Not only are the homes more compact, but also they can be constructed within an easy walk of nearby offices and stores.

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basilica national shrine - brookland washington dcPhoto: Josh

Filled with charming homes, a generous amount of art and performance space and chapels, Brookland is, in sense, a place where Rome meets Washington. This unique area gains its “Little Rome” moniker from all of the Catholic churches, chapels and monasteries that dot the area.

The neighborhood, after all, is home to the stone buildings of Catholic University, and to North America’s largest Roman Catholic Church. It’s additionally home to a more than century-old monastery, and a shrine dedicated to the legacy and life of Pope John Paul II.

The strong religious connection of the neighborhood, however, is just part of its appeal. Brookland is also home to a large artistic community. You’ll find a number of galleries here, dedicated to

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vio at the wharf - 45 sutton square sw

Time is running out to get in one of the newest luxury waterfront developments in the DC area. Units are selling fast within Vio, a prestigious new condo building located at The Wharf.

Limited inventory still remains at the property, located between Hyatt House and the InterContinental Hotel. With only a small number of units available at this time, current tenants already include the top co-developer of The Wharf, and many of his top ranking employees.

Found right along the water’s edge, the new condo building houses everything from studios to more spacious three-bedroom units, with luxury condos featuring an array of upgraded finishes and features. New buyers can expect to find sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows, offering up sensational views

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pentagon row - arlington va
Photo: Joseph Gruber

With year-round entertainment possibilities, Pentagon Row is quite simply a pocket of perfection. This unique area is one of the most exciting places in the DC area to live, work and play, with a variety of businesses to tempt your taste buds and entice shoppers.

Along with a number of restaurants, ranging from burger spots to smoothies, more exotic cuisine to those exhibiting a more casual flair, the property additionally hosts an outdoor concert series, adding to its entertainment selections. In addition, Pentagon Row is home to everything from jewelry stores to salons, grocery stores to clothing options.

In recent years the property underwent a major renovation project, expanding the winter ice rink and a lawn area, plus

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