October 2018

Found 17 blog entries for October 2018.

gortat - arlington va

There’s a new option for prospective homebuyers in Arlington, and this one has a big name attached to its sale. Former Washington Wizards player Marcin Gortat just put his DC-area home on the market, with an asking price of $1.9 million.

The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Gortat now plays for the LA Clippers. For prospective buyers, though, the home is a real prize, and having the NBA pro’s name attached to the sale is just part of the attraction.

Gortat originally purchased the home for just under $1.6 million in 2014. At the time, some reported the new construction home had hit a new record for its price per square foot in the area. While that record’s since been broken again by a different property, the appeal of Gortat’s

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glover park - washington dc

If living in Georgetown makes your wish list but not necessarily your budget, you may want to try searching in nearby Glover Park. Perhaps a more affordable option than its pricy neighbor to the south, Glover Park has plenty to offer residents.

With the convenience of an urban setting, yet the enjoyment of a small town-like setting, some compare Glover Park to a tiny community, set right in the middle of everything. Found between an extension of Rock Creek Park and Wisconsin Avenue, Glover Park sits just to the north of Georgetown, but feels somewhat removed from the rest of the city.

That’s likely due, at least in part, to the two miles it sits from the nearest Metro station. While some might see that as a negative, many living in this small

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yates gardens - alexandria va

With the charming appeal of early 1940s-era architecture, Yates Gardens presents desirable town home living in Southeast Alexandria. Often the Colonial-style brick town homes of this community provide between 1,600 to more than 1,900 square feet of living space, some of which have been recently renovated to reflect more modern designs and finishes, mixed in with the stylish appeal of generations past.

Originally built to house Pentagon officers, many of the town homes of Yates Gardens feature such coveted additions as abundant hardwoods and even some gas fireplaces. As well, the open floor plans often extend to two- to three-bedrooms and up to three-baths, with three levels of living space.

As well, you may find some decades-old built-ins and

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washington dc bike

Not only a great place to live, work and visit, DC’s also a great place when it comes to simply getting around the city. With that in mind, DC was just named a top biking city by Bicycling Magazine.

The publication took into account all types of bicycling-related data to come up with its list of “The Best Bike Cities in America”, putting DC at number 11. Specifically, analysts looked at safety, friendliness and accessibility to bicyclists, as well as the political climate when it comes to biking and overall culture, including biking routes and shops.

While researchers found some cities have little beyond painted bike lanes, others don’t’ even have that, leading them to believe that much of the nation can definitely improve when it comes to

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georgetown exorcist steps - washington dc

Just in time for Halloween, one of the scariest movies in history could soon receive a true mark in history for generations to come. A set of stairs in Georgetown best known to locals and some visitors as “The Exorcist” steps is in line for a possible historic landmark designation.

A group recently filed an application with the Historic Preservation Review Board. They want the 97 steps leading from M Street to Prospect Street, along with a nearby retaining wall, considered for historic status.

There’s already a plaque in the area noting the significance of The Exorcist Steps and the part they played in the movie. Old movie buffs likely remember the scene that played out in the early 1970s when one of the characters in The Exorcist film, a

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old town - alexandria va

The secret is definitely out when it comes to Alexandria, as more and more people begin to experience firsthand all that the area has to offer. In fact, Alexandria was just named one of the top small cities in the nation, as designated by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

The luxury travel and lifestyle magazine left it up to readers to come up with the best cities, and then ranked them as part of the publication’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Hundreds of thousands of votes came in, split into the top cities with a population less than one million people, and those with populations exceeding one million people.

For its latest survey, Alexandria takes the number four spot on the list of small cities. The historic location is noted for its appeal to

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del ray place - alexandria va

Modern new condos make their debut in Alexandria, where more and more prospective residents beginning to discover Del Ray Place. Situated appropriately in the Del Ray neighborhood, the new four-story property features nearly 50 residential units, topping ground-level retail space and under-building parking.

A majority of the condos are one-bedroom units, although there are also some two-bedroom units within the property. Priced from the mid $300,000s, the condos start at around 630 square feet of living space, with some of the largest units of Del Ray Place commanding more than 1,200 square feet of living space.

Common features of the homes include large floor plans and an array of modern finishes. New buyers can expect to find quartz

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elysium logan - 1427 rhode island ave nw dc

A recently delivered luxury condo development is quickly nearing a sellout, with available units of Elysium Logan going fast. In fact, only a few more units remain for sale within this exceptional new building.

The Logan Circle community sits just steps away from some of the District’s most vibrant entertainment offerings, with upscale floor plans sure to appeal to many of the region’s most discriminating buyers. Offering the option of one-, two- and even three-bedroom designs, the eight-story development is filled with nearly three-dozen individual condos.

Remaining options include some stunning penthouse level units, each featuring its own private outdoor space and spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding area. Coming in two-story

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watergate south - washington dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a co-op at Watergate South located at 700 New Hampshire Avenue #1206/1207, Washington, DC 20037 in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. This newly renovated cooperative features 3 BR+Den | 3.5 BA | 3,007 SF and closed on October 12th, 2018 for $3,900,000 | $1,297 SF. Two parking spaces conveyed with this transaction.

This newly renovated residence offers direct, sweeping views of the Potomac River, Key Bridge and the Georgetown skyline. Two units were combine to create a palatial waterfront home with a gourmet kitchen featuring Italian cabinetry & a butlers pantry, a luxurious master retreat and upscale details throughout. A balcony overlooking the Potomac runs across the entire residence.

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the broadmoor - 3601 Connecticut Ave NW

One of Cleveland Park’s most elegant residential buildings, The Broadmoor still evokes luxury living along Connecticut Avenue, nearly 100 years from its beginning. First constructed in the mid-1920s, the building is a distinguished property in the region, and holds an honored spot on Goode’s list of Best Addresses.

Originally designed as a traditional apartment building, The Broadmoor changed over into a co-op around the mid-century mark. In its early years it was described as the home of prominent political leaders, military officers and business executives.

Although the property has changed over the years and decades, the self-managed, L-shaped building still maintains some of its original 1920s-era charm. From the hand-carved accents to the

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