October 2020

Found 13 blog entries for October 2020.

amaris - washington dc

Another new luxury condo building is headed to the DC waterfront. Amaris is a 12-story building, set to soon join The Wharf’s highly anticipated Phase 2 development. 

Plans call for 96 new condos in Amaris, complemented by a large amount of outdoor space and added amenities in an exceptional waterfront setting. Designed to further enhance its location and its views, Amaris will offer an all-glass façade, and every residence will be built to incorporate its own private outdoor space.

The curved design of the building is said to mimic the movement of the water, and to capitalize on the location’s fantastic views. The condos of Amaris begin with your choice of a one-bedroom floor plan with 700 square feet of living space.

The largest unit

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wesley heights - washington dc

Found just a few miles to the northwest of Downtown DC, the affluent Wesley Heights neighborhood enjoys the distinction of being named one of the nation’s very first planned communities. With a large amount of green space on two sides, the neighborhood is primarily home to upscale residences, typically priced starting at around $1 million.

While a majority of homes in the neighborhood are large, detached homes constructed around the 1920s and 1930s, you may also now find some newer construction, custom-built homes in Wesley Heights. Many of these homes also sit on large, well-landscaped lots.

In addition, you may also find some options in townhomes and condos in the mostly quiet, residential neighborhood. No matter the design, however, it’s rare

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perla - 810 o st nw dc 20001

For the enjoyment of living in an exciting neighborhood and the experience of rooftop sunsets and more, Perla offers the appeal of true luxury condo living in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The nine-story building rises up above Ninth and O streets NW, with retailers and a restaurant on its ground floor, and penthouse units on its top floor.

All residents of Perla have the advantage of accessing a common roof terrace, serving up some sensational views of the city, area landmarks, and nightly sunsets. The residences of Perla provide for unobstructed views of things like the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

The sensation views are, no doubt, what’s drawing some to explore the possibilities of a Perla lifestyle. The communal roof terrace

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beecher hill condos -  2246 ontario rd nw washington dc 20009

Beecher Hill is reimagining the condo market in Adams Morgan. The new construction property offers a total of nine new condos for buyers to choose from, with easy access to highly coveted Adams Morgan and nearby Meridian Hill Park.

The reimagined condos have a reclaimed brick façade and decorative window arches on the outside, plus high ceilings and wide-plank oak wood flooring on the inside. You’ll also find a green roof, a secluded interior courtyard, and the availability of some off-street parking.

Expect to find designer appliances, quartz countertops, some relaxing soaking tubs in the master baths and some custom vanities. Some of the homes come with a private balcony, or even a private rooftop terrace.

The property offers your choice of

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old town - alexandria vaPhoto: Kevin Harber

The votes are in, and once again Alexandria is one of the top cities in the nation. Alexandria just snagged a spot as one of the nation’s top 5 small cities, according to Conde Nast readers.

It’s the third consecutive year for Alexandria to earn a top spot in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year the city ranked in third place.

The year before it took fourth place. In all, more than 700,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers contributed to the 2020 ranking based on their own travel experiences.

Conde Nast describes Alexandria as charming and historic, with a location situated just across the river from the capital. It makes mention of the red brick sidewalks of Old Town, and the impressively preserved, 18th and

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falls church vaPhoto: Kerry

Widely considered a great place to live, it seems Falls Church can add another top honor. According to US News & World Report, Falls Church is one of the nation’s healthiest communities.

US News took a look at thousands of locations across the country, then ranked them in terms of things like air and water quality, access to health care, housing, public safety and more. When all categories were taken into consideration, Falls Church ranked third in the nation.

That’s the same ranking it received last year. For 2020, the city earned an admirable 98 for its overall population health score.

The life expectancy in Falls Church is a few years higher than the national median life expectancy, and the smoking rate is lower. The city also

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envy - 70 n st se washington dc

Baseball fans are sure to delight in exclusive views overlooking the ball field, and that’s exactly what you’ll find with the new eNvy condos in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood. Looking right over Nationals Park, it’s easy to hit a homerun with any one of the building’s exciting floor plans.

The inviting designs offer high ceilings, large windows and some private balconies with exclusive ballpark views. There is also the option of catching all nine innings from high atop the building’s large outdoor roof deck.

Of course, eNvy is the place to be to watch a game, but it’s also a great place to get in some fun before and after game time. The Ballpark District continues to attract more and more new restaurants and bars, many of which are merely a few

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bloomingdale - washington dc

Filled with a mix of colorful rowhouses, condos and apartments, vibrant Bloomingdale is easily one of DC’s most coveted addresses. Some of that popularity has come over the past couple of decades, as home values have increased substantially, and more and more businesses have opened across the neighborhood.

Still, there are also some who have lived in Bloomingdale for generations. Long-standing residents have seen some ups and downs, but things really began to take off during the real estate boom of the late 1990s.

Now a mix of long-standing residents and new residents alike, this diverse neighborhood offers home styles ranging from Victorians to Georgian Revivals, Colonial Revivals and Craftsman-style designs. Most of the neighborhood’s brick

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beekman place - washington dc

In a setting fit for royalty, it’s time to discover the delightful possibilities of Beekman Place. Located on the same site where DC’s old Henderson Castle once stood, the condos of Beekman Place now offer a great location and plenty of history.

If you look closely enough, you may even still be able to see some of the estate’s original boundary walls. Instead of towers and moats, however, prospective buyers are now treated to some fantastic city views in an attractive location.

This well-established community offers more than 200 Colonial-style townhomes for buyers to choose from, with interconnected brick walkways set between the homes. Originally constructed in the late 1970s, the spacious condos typically come in two- and three-bedroom

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anacostia river walk - washington dc

Photo: Joe Flood

With a seemingly endless supply of natural beauty to explore, Anacostia is a true nature-lover’s paradise. The neighborhood is full of history and full of full of beautiful scenery.

It may be one of DC’s oldest suburbs, but Anacostia is a great place to go biking, hiking or walking, especially along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. If you can’t wait to get out on the water, you can do that too.

It’s easy to rent a kayak in Yards Park or use a boat ramp to get your own boat, kayak or canoe out on the river. You can always choose to explore the area, of course, on two wheels.

Bicycle-friendly Anacostia is easy to experience, whether you have your own bike, or you choose to rent one. You can take the bike trail all the way to

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