January 2021

Found 12 blog entries for January 2021.

peninsula 88 - 88 v st sw washington dc

For luxury on DC’s waterfront, consider the exciting possibilities of Peninsula 88. This brand new condo property is headed to Buzzard Point, serving up some sensational water views overlooking the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.

With eight impressive layouts for buyers to consider, the condos of Peninsula 88 come with open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek kitchens and baths. Also expect to find quartz countertops, European-style, high-gloss cabinetry, and wide-plank, sustainable wood flooring with the units of Peninsula 88.

Generally coming in one- or two-bedroom designs, the condos of Peninsula 88 commonly start at around 650 square feet of living space, while some of the larger floor plans easily command more than 1,300 square

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the fold -1999 9 1/2 Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

For cutting edge luxury in Shaw, come home to the many possibilities of The Fold. This new condo development is quickly gaining interest from prospective condo buyers in the region.

It provides your choice of dozens of new residential units, all of which top ground level retail space in one of DC’s most exciting neighborhoods. The six-story building sits near the intersection of U Street and 9 ½ Street NW and is part of a larger redevelopment project involving the old Grimke School.

The greater development has been a work in progress for about a decade. Originally built well more than a century ago, the former school building eventually closed in the late 1980s. In more recent years, the building was used to house city government offices.


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kennedy on l - washington dc

A brand new boutique condo property in the Navy Yard is already 30-percent sold. Kennedy on L is home to 74 new condos, located just steps away from Nationals Park.

The 11-story development is currently considered the top selling condo property in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. It’s no wonder with its enviable floor plans, top amenities and its coveted location.

The new development offers nearly a dozen different layouts for prospective buyers to choose from, including two penthouse units. Options begin with a one-bedroom, one-bath condo, featuring around 660 square feet of living space.

There are also some units that tack on a den, as well as some units that provide two-bedrooms and two-baths, starting at around 780 square feet of

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city ridge - washington dc

Rendering courtesy of Roadside Development/Nash

Already being called a new Northwest icon, City Ridge is on its way to becoming one of the region’s most anticipated new mixed-use developments. The new condos of City Ridge are still under construction, but the entire project is already gaining a lot of interest.

The reimagined property is coming together on the old Fannie Mae Campus in Northwest DC and will eventually include around 700 residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial space. As part of the existing 10-acre development, crews are preserving the old Fannie Mae building and its large front lawn, which will eventually be turned into a large and open green space for all in the community to enjoy.

Perhaps the

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carver place - arlington va

For a luxury lifestyle just steps from the Pentagon, consider the new townhomes of Carver Place. This new development from Craftmark Homes offers dozens of three- and four-bedroom townhomes for buyers to choose from in Arlington.

Most of the homes in Carver Place offer between 2,000 square feet to 2,600 square feet of living space. Available homes come in five different desirable floor plans.

Buyers have their choice of three luxury design packages, including traditional, transitional or modern. Many of the homes also come with high ceilings and some include outdoor terraces.

As well, you’ll find some wide-plank engineered hardwoods, maple cabinetry in the kitchens and quartz countertops. In addition, expect to find things like stainless

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capitalsaurus court - washington dc

Photo: Tim Krepp

Washington DC is full of history, but one particular find dates back well before the birth of our nation. It’s said sewer workers discovered the first so-called Capitalsaurus fossil while doing work beneath F Street in the late 1800s.

Crews reported finding some strange bones, including a six-inch bone they suspected may have been a dinosaur bone. According to old news reports, it was about 45 feet underground.

Crews ended up sending it to the Smithsonian, which identified it as part of a dinosaur’s vertebrae. Since then, it’s been debated exactly which kind of dinosaur it came from.

It’s suspected the dinosaur bone once belonged to a meat-eating dinosaur, perhaps one about 15-feet tall and 30-feet long. For reference,

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the mccoy - 1516 k st se washington dc

For affordable luxury in Hill East, consider The McCoy condos. Built on the site of a former Baptist church, The McCoy takes its name from the church’s long-time pastor.

Now home to 14 individual units, The McCoy consists of mostly one- and two-bedroom condos, generally ranging from around 680 to 720 square feet of living space.

While the open one-bedrooms come with a kitchen breakfast bar and a center island, the two-bedroom floor plans include a galley-style kitchen that makes for a more efficient floor plan.

Some of the one-bedroom plans also come with a den that can easily be utilized as a home office. While some units of The McCoy include river views, others overlook nearby rooftops and buildings in the surrounding neighborhood.


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 near northeast - washington dc

It may not be one of the most recognizable names just yet, but the Near Northeast is definitely a real neighborhood. This recently dubbed DC neighborhood sits in the city’s Northeast Quadrant, bordered by Florida Avenue on its northern side, F Street on its southern side, North Capitol Street to its west and 15th Street to its east.

When referring to the area, the neighborhoods of the Near Northeast and Northeast generally consist of Brookland, H Street, Hill East and NOMA. The Northeast area is also home to Trinity Washington University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University and the Mount St Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery. 

In addition, this is where you’ll find the National Arboretum, the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the

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city vista - mount vernon triangle

A mix of the hip, historic and delish, Mount Vernon Triangle continues to entice locals and visitors, alike. The neighborhood of Mount Vernon Square sits at the crossroads of New York Avenue NW and Massachusetts Avenue, bordered by 7th Street and M Street.

Its delightful location makes it easy to enjoy some of the best that Downtown DC has to offer. Right in the middle of everything today, it’s hard to imagine that Mount Vernon Triangle was originally planned out in the 1800s as open space.

Eventually, a large market opened. The market was later demolished and replaced by new roadways and landscaping. Around the turn-of-the-century, a new library opened, which more than 100 years later now serves as a flagship Apple Store and the DC History

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blagden alley - washington dcPhoto: Geoff Livingston

Filled with history, rehabbed carriage houses and some pretty cool kid restaurants, Blagden Alley is one of the more interesting surprises you’ll find in the Shaw neighborhood. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Blagden Alley is the place to check out art or grab a tasty bite to eat, but generations ago it served an entirely different purpose.

Following the Civil War, affluent homebuyers relocated to the area, snaping up expensive row houses that backed up to alleys. Meanwhile, some African Americans and immigrants sometimes made their homes right next door in the actual alleys, with shanties and lean-tos that didn’t exactly conform to the neighboring upscale residences.

As a result, some tried for years to

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