February 2021

Found 11 blog entries for February 2021.

pet-friendly dc condos

While there are plenty of pet-friendly housing options across DC, some go way beyond the ordinary when it comes to added amenities. From pet spas to rooftop dog parks, there’s no limit when it comes to some of the craziest pet-friendly properties around.

It’s obvious that some of the newer construction properties are looking for a way to set themselves apart and appealing to pet-owners can be lucrative. Even some of DC’s residential properties without a lot of amenities are bringing in local businesses, such as dog-walking services and local pet stores, to help drum up future business of their own.

City Market at O has its own rooftop dog park. This apartment property also comes with a washing and grooming station for pets, as well as plenty of

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dc electric street car

There’s obviously plenty of history tied to the DC area, but some of its neighborhoods are individually just as unique. In particular, the history of Eckington can be traced back to DC’s first electric streetcar.

By many accounts, Eckington is regarded as the District’s very first true streetcar suburb. That’s because the neighborhood was designed as a streetcar destination.

Eckington originally belonged to one of the city’s earliest mayors. He named his estate Eckington after the place he was born in England.

In the late 1800s, a real estate investor purchased some of the land with the idea of building a bedroom suburb. The plan called for large lots, paved streets and electric streetlights, something you didn’t necessarily find in other

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pleasant plains - washington dc

Once just fields and farmland, the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of today offers diversity and affordability. This central DC community is mostly residential, but it’s also home to Howard University, and more recently, plans to bring in some new development.

Many of its residents today are tied to the university. Its history, however, stretches back generations.

Pleasant Plains gains its namesake from a large estate of the same name. The massive property was eventually sold off, divided into suburbs, and annexed by the city.

These days, neighborhood streets are still lined by two-level, Wardman-style rowhouses, but you’ll also now find some newer construction condos for buyers to choose from. Still, Pleasant Plains offers the advantage of

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park view neighborhood - washington dc

With new retailers, restaurants and residential options to choose from, the Park View neighborhood is certainly on the rise. This small, Northwest DC neighborhood is surrounded by some of the region’s most popular neighborhoods, but still manages to retain its own unique identity.

While predominantly residential in the past, developers have recently started to take notice of Park View. Originally formed around the turn-of-the-century, Park View gains its name from the grounds of the Old Soldiers’ Home nearby. Many streets in the neighborhood end at its grounds.

Highly diverse today, neighbors in Park View tend to come from a range of backgrounds, with a mix of young families moving in and long-standing families still at home in the community. As

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national landing - amazon hq2

Thanks to Amazon, the spotlight is certainly shining bright on Crystal City these days. This urban neighborhood is a great place to work, live and play, and it’s now home to the new Amazon HQ2.

It’s estimated the online giant will eventually bring 25,000 new jobs to the area and give a major boost to local real estate. The project’s first towers are planned for Crystal City and that could mean big things for the future.

With the expectation that many of those employees will be searching for a nearby place to live, residential prices in the area are already on the rise. Which much of Arlington consists of a diverse mix of housing, most homes in Crystal City tend to be multi-unit buildings, including high-rise condos and apartments.

Some of the

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portrait square - washington dc

Close enough to what you want, but with the added bonus of living in a quiet and peaceful community, come home to the sleek and modern townhomes of Portrait Square in Brookland. Less than two-dozen townhomes make up the community, which sits just blocks away from the pubs and bistros of Monroe Street Market.

The new townhome community features three-bedroom, 3.5-bath floor plans with open layouts that are designed to appeal to living and entertaining. The homes include a loft level with a roof terrace, as well as a one- or two-car garage for added convenience.

In addition, the new townhomes of Portrait Square sit not far from the closest Metro station, making them that much more appealing to commuters. Priced starting in the high $800,000s, the

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valley & park - reston va

With fantastic views and plenty of natural light, the Valley & Park townhouse community in Reston offers plenty of top features, including the advantage of lots of windows. The floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans are just part of the appeal of the property.

New buyers have a half-dozen different floor plans to choose from at Valley & Park, with four-level designs ranging from 2,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style townhomes come with high ceilings, while optional upgrades include such desirable extras as a back deck, a gas fireplace and quartz countertops.

All of the townhomes, meanwhile, come with engineered hardwoods, stainless-steel appliances and standard granite countertops. Around 50

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boneval condos washington dc

For true Capitol Hill cachet, you’ll want to consider the elevated lifestyle possibilities of Bonéval. This boutique DC condo building is home to 40 private residences; each of which enjoys upscale appointments in a refined setting.

Floor plans at Bonéval start with a one-bedroom design, but there are also some two-bedroom condos at Bonéval for buyers to consider. While some of the smaller floor plans come in just under 1,000 square feet, there are also some condos in the building with more than 1,100 square feet of living space.

All of the condos in the four-story property come with such desirable features as stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and solid wood cabinetry. In addition, you’ll find things like quartz countertops, plus a mix

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the cooper - 2007 wyoming ave nw

For reimagined Georgian luxury in Kalorama, it’s time to come home to The Cooper. The enchanting property is a recent conversion project that took a late 1800s-era Georgian-style mansion and re-made it into 17 condominium homes.

Prior to the condos, the grand home was used as a bed-and-breakfast. For condo owners, The Cooper adds the advantage of plenty of charm and more than a century of character.

The gracious property comes with a large front porch, a lawn and gardens. Set far back from the street, the exterior of the brick building easily blends in with the surrounding neighborhood, while its interior is distinctly modern in design.

No two units are exactly the same in The Cooper. Some units come with a balcony or patio, while other units

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3601 m st nw dc

For new luxury in Georgetown, consider the exclusive options that exist within 3601 M. This planned, five-story condo property makes room for just 21 residences in the highly sought-after Georgetown neighborhood.

Prospective residents can choose from one- two- or even three-bedroom floor plans. Much larger than some other condos in the DC area, a one-bedroom in the building starts at around 1,100 square feet of living space.

A two-bedroom unit commonly includes 2,300 to 3,000 square feet of living space, while some of the largest three-bedrooms exceed 4,300 square feet of space. All of the units of 3601 M come with at least two baths, plus there are some bonus dens.

Other highlights of the property include private elevator access, along with

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