May 2020

Found 12 blog entries for May 2020.

herndon caboose - herndon vaPhoto: BAR Photography

With a history dating back generations, The Town of Herndon symbolically marks its roots with a little red caboose. At home in Downtown Herndon, the caboose sits on Lynn Street, just adjacent to Herndon’s Depot Museum and the former Washington & Old Dominion railroad line.

The caboose was acquired in more recent years by the Herndon Historical Society, thanks to the efforts of member George Moore. He reportedly came up with the idea of bringing the caboose to Herndon to help memorialize the town’s rail heritage.

The Herndon Depot was first constructed in the mid 1800s. It’s said the farming town then grew up around the railroad. Trains, after all, were extremely important for transporting goods back and forth to DC.

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 kent - washington dc

Filled with parks, trails and a peaceful atmosphere, Kent offers a sense of serenity on the northwestern edge of DC. Partially bordered by Battery Kemble Park, the neighborhood is a favorite for those who like to get out and enjoy nature, whether on a hike through the park or on a stroll with four-legged family members.

Mostly developed in the 1930s and 1940s, Kent is the place to find large colonials on even larger lots, especially on the hilly western side of the neighborhood. You’ll also, however, find some more recent construction, particularly on Kent’s eastern side.

The more eclectic eastern side of Kent is where you’ll additionally find some 19th century bungalows and the occasional Bauhaus-style home. In particular, there are a couple

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the avidian - 1211 van st se dc 20003

Avidian Condos Nearing Completion

A brand-new condo building is nearing completion in Navy Yard. Avidian is a 14-story residential building, providing your choice of around 170 condos, townhomes and penthouse units in dozens of different floor plans.

Avidian Floor Plans

The smallest available unit in the brick building is a compact studio unit with around 420 square feet of living space. There is also the option of a one-bedroom condo, a one-bedroom plus a den, or even a two-bedroom with a balcony and more than 1,000 square feet of living space.

One of the most spacious floor plans at Avidian, however, is a two-story townhome. This particular floor plan offers two-bedrooms on its upper levels and an entirely separate lower level that’s

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belle haven - alexandria va

Known as the hub of Alexandria, Belle Haven is one of the most celebrated neighborhoods in the region. Home to the prestigious Belle Haven Country Club, the club’s golf course is considered to be one of the best in all of Virginia. The club also offers a tennis complex, a large fitness center and a clubhouse with room for dining. The distinguished private club is found right along the banks of the Potomac River and just outside of Old Town.

Completely renovated in the mid 2000s, the original golf course and country club actually date back to the 1920s. In fact, one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood was built in the mid 1920s itself, and still stands today.

Over the years and decades, the neighborhood has served as home to some of DC’s most

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mount pleasant row houses - washington dc

Mostly residential, Mount Pleasant retains an appealing small-town ambience, while at the same time remaining conveniently close to some of DC’s biggest attractions. While just steps away from the National Zoo and the fun of Rock Creek Park, Mount Pleasant also manages to maintain a relatively quiet and peaceful setting.

Located in DC’s Northwest Quadrant, the diverse neighborhood of Mount Pleasant dates back to the 1700s. By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the neighborhood began to develop as a streetcar suburb.

Many of the neighborhood’s homes and apartment buildings began going up during this time, as did a new library. To this day it’s still common to find homes in Mount Pleasant with front porches and shaded by 100-year-old trees,

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warwick village - alexandria va

Distinguished by hundreds of nearly identical brick townhouses, Warwick Village offers the ease of townhome living, coupled with the appeal of a true neighborhood setting. The mid-century townhomes date back to the early to mid 1950s, named after the former Warwick country estate that once stood on the land.

Originally built as rentals, the 600 or so Alexandria townhomes were converted to individual properties in the early 1970s. Most of the townhomes look relatively similar from the outside, differentiated mostly by paint and landscaping.

That’s not so likely once you step inside. Many of the two-story townhomes have been remodeled over the years and are now extremely unique.

While originally constructed with three small bedrooms, some of

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801 n - washington dc

Brand new condos are now selling in Shaw, where a boutique condo development has taken the place of a former valet parking lot. The 801N property makes room for 28 new condos, starting with one-bedroom floor plans.

The property also offers the option of a one-bedroom plus a den design, or a two-level penthouse unit with one-bedroom plus a loft and a private terrace. New buyers can expect to find large energy-efficient windows with the condos of 801N, high ceilings and wide plank wood flooring.

Other impressive upgrades include quartz countertops in the kitchen, Bosch appliances and spa-inspired baths. As well, other additions to the homes of 801N include a full-size washer and dryer for added convenience.

Shared amenities of living in 801N,

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the commodore - 5230 georgia ave nw dc

New condos are now selling in 16th Street Heights, where The Commodore recently introduced new and modern floor plans for condo buyers to consider. The stylish Northwest DC building makes room for around two-dozen condos in all, including one- and two-bedroom layouts, as well as a select number of penthouse units with either two-bedrooms plus a den or three-bedrooms.

Priced starting in the low to mid $300,000s for one of the smaller floor plans, the larger penthouse units of The Commodore are priced starting in the high $600,000s. A penthouse unit includes a private rooftop terrace, while all units come complete with such upgrades as stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops and a mix of walnut and white cabinetry.

Other features and

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envy - 70 n st se washington dc 20003

Sales are moving along at a quick pace in the Ballpark District, where the new eNvy condo project is already more than 60-percent sold. Noted as the fastest-growing condo project in the area, another eight units sold in March alone.

That’s the highest number of sales since the project first launched and sales began about a year ago. During the month of March, the project outpaced its previous sales records.

Prospective buyers are currently able to view furnished models in the building virtually and with one-on-one appointments. It’s the opportunity to get a look inside the exciting new property before the first residents begin moving in.

In all, eNvy promises 127 new condos, including studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Many of the

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37 L condos - washington dc

A brand-new condo building is headed to the Capitol Riverfront. Known as 37 L, the building brings with it 74 new one- and two-bedroom condos.

Located at 37 L Street SE, the building will also offer its future residents an expected three-levels of underground parking for added convenience. While few details are being released about the individual condos of 37 L just yet, we are learning more about the building and its planned amenities.

The new building will offer a ground floor lobby with such community amenities as a residential lounge and bar, bike rooms, a package storage system and a dog wash. Along with all of this, the building will also offer its future residents access to a full-service concierge.

The 37 L rooftop, meanwhile, makes

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