December 2020

Found 12 blog entries for December 2020.

chinese embassy - adams morgan

While there are certainly some impressive homes in DC to choose from, some buyers are instead choosing to bring new life to some long-standing residences. Some Washingtonians are hard at work, turning some of the city’s former foreign embassies into private homes.

One such example includes the former Libyan Embassy in Kalorama. Built close to the turn-of-the-century, the home was designed in a Flemish Revival style.

It had been unoccupied for about 25 years and was in poor shape at the time a new owner came into the picture. A real estate developer had previously attempted to turn the property into condos, but when that fell through, the building went up back up for sale and a family snapped it up.

After nearly a year of making plans and

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macarthur theater - washington dc

For a quiet neighborhood close to downtown, consider taking your home search to Palisades. This pleasant neighborhood offers the appeal of a small-town, yet a location that’s only about 10 minutes from Downtown DC.

Found to the northwest of Georgetown University and right alongside the Potomac River, the peaceful neighborhood sits on the westernmost side of the District. While it’s not known as the kind of neighborhood that draws in a lot of visitors, it is a popular location for those searching for a great, family-friendly place to call home.

First built-up starting in the late 1800s, the neighborhood of Palisades is home to a range of residential styles including Craftsman-style homes, Colonials, contemporary homes, bungalows and classic

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DC Luxury Home

There’s no doubt real estate in DC can be pricey, but the region as a whole just hit a brand-new record. The median sales price for a single-family home in DC this past October surpassed $1 million for the very first time.

According to a report from listing service Bright MLS, that’s a gain of more than $200,000 year-over-year. Prices rose about 24-percent in a 12-month period to reach a median sales price of $1.1 million in October 2020.

It was even higher than that in some areas. In the Palisades neighborhood, the median sales price of detached single-family homes in October 2020 topped $2 million. That’s a more than 69-percent increase over October of last year.

In Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights, the median sales price for all homes in

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lenox place - alexandria va

For townhome living in Alexandria, consider taking your search to the small oasis of Lenox Place at Sunnyside. Sheltered behind trees and low brick walls, the townhome enclave is almost hidden from the rest of the Arlandria neighborhood.  

This makes it an ideal location to enjoy some privacy, while also enjoying all that Alexandria has to offer. Made up of just 122 townhomes, the brick residences of Lenox Place were constructed mostly between the late 1980s and early 2000s.

While some townhome communities are pretty standard in design, that’s not necessarily what you’ll find in Lenox Place. Each home in the community is a bit different with some unique layouts for buyers to choose from.

While some residences may be up to five-stories, it’s

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select at gaslight square - arlington va

Find Old World charm and contemporary finishes with The Select at Gaslight Square in Arlington. This newer construction property is home to around three-dozen condos in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, including some generous two-level penthouse units.

The loft-style condos are sleek and sophisticated, with such luxurious extras as soaring ceilings, gas fireplaces and lofts. You will also find some gourmet kitchens with a breakfast bar and plenty of attention to detail.

Buyers typically choose from large floor plans of around 1,100 to 1,900 square feet of living space. Some of the units come with sweeping, double height ceilings of up to 19-feet, while all upper-level units come with direct elevator access.

The five-story property

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city homes eckington

Some sophisticated new condos are headed to Eckington. City Homes is scheduled to open in spring of 2021, with your choice of 45 new condominium homes.

The multi-story homes come together to form one of Eckington’s newest condominium properties. Buyers have their choice of a one-, two- or even three-bedroom floor plan, spread across either two-or three levels of living space.

The rare floor plans are said to be ideal for those who want a bit more privacy or are looking for space more conducive to work or entertainment space. Buyers can also expect to find large windows, allowing for an influx of natural light to flow throughout the homes.

The contemporary property also includes some private outdoor living space, with patios or balconies

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801N Condos - shaw

New condos are selling fast in the hot new community of 801N. The boutique property in DC’s Shaw neighborhood is already 70-percent sold, with just a few residences still available for prospective new buyers to consider in the building.

The 28-unit property offers your choice of a studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus a den or even a two-bedroom floor plan. Some of the available options are penthouse units with private roof decks in a two-story floor plan.

Buyers can expect to find modern homes with such luxuries as large windows, wood plank hardwoods and high ceilings. The units also come with a full-sized washer and dryer, quartz countertops, Nest thermostats and high-end Bosch appliances.

The spa-like baths of 801N additionally include

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pierce condos - arlington va

Soaring 27 stories high above Rosslyn, Pierce at The Highlands is a distinctive collection of new construction condos. Residents of this condo tower enjoy sweeping views of the DC skyline and the Potomac from some private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.

With around 100 condominium homes to choose from in all, a majority of the units in the building range from around 1,200 square feet to 2,500 square feet of living space. Options include a one-bedroom with a den offering around 1,200 square feet of living space, or a larger two-bedroom, some of which come with a private balcony and direct elevator access.

Some of the largest floor plans include two-bedrooms plus a den and at least 1,900 square feet of living space. Common features and

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westlight - washington dc

The new administration may not officially take over until early next year, but some have had ties to the DC area for years, including President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. While President Elect Biden and his wife once called Number One Observatory Circle home, they didn’t move far when his VP term ended nearly four years ago.

It’s said the Bidens soon began renting a home in McLean. That home offers around 12,000 square feet of living space, with five-bedrooms, a huge driveway, a gym and a sauna.

The Bidens have reportedly been tied to number of different properties in DC and in Delaware. They’ve owned a lakefront property in Wilmington, Delaware since the mid 1990s. They purchased the home around the same time Biden

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mayfair on main - fairfax va

For luxury living in Old Town Fairfax, head to the exclusive new community of Mayfair on Main. Made up of around two-dozen townhomes, the new construction, red brick property offers your choice of two different floor plans, designed to fit in with the surrounding neighborhood.

While this walkable area may be historic, the new townhomes of Mayfair on Main offer all of the latest modern features and finishes. Each of the multi-level townhomes includes at least 2,400 square feet of living space, complete with three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths.

Buyers have the choice of a slightly smaller, 17-foot-wide plan, or a larger, 20-foot-wide floor plan. All of the townhomes in Mayfair on Main top a parking garage.

The main living space includes a living room,

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