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With the Nationals playing well and proudly holding a winning record as we wrap up the first week of May, maybe it is time to head on over to the Capitol Riverfront for a game.  If you are a big time Nats fan, maybe it's time to take a look at a Capitol Riverfront condo.

Urban value is the theme of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.  With prices well below more established DC urban neighborhoods like Logan Circle and U Street, new condos in the Capitol Riverfront start in the low $400s/SF.  Recent news that major employers including Booz | Allen | Hamilton and the Bureau of Land Management are taking blocks of space has created a buzz in the Capitol Riverfront condo scene.

New residential developments in the Capitol Riverfront include:

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    Primo Massachusetts Avenue Heights Location

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    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is selling his Massachusets Avenue Heights home for 4.6M.  Hank and Wendy Paulson purchased the home located near the Washington Cathedral on 32nd St NW in 2006 for $4.3M.  This 3 BR /  3 BA home was constructed in 1940 and was completely renovated in 2001.  This three-story home includes a master-suite with living area and a home office.  Key features of the home include custom stone finishes, over-sized custom windows and a very private .44-acre wooded lot that is adjacent to a park.

    In an interesting twist of fate, this home was previously owned by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who later served as co-CEO of Goldman Sachs with Hank Paulson, before Paulson

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    Church & 14th is home to luxury lofts

     

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    If you really like the 1400 block of Church Street, but have been disappointed by the dearth of listings over the past several months......the wait is over.  This stretch of Church Street features some exciting luxury projects and is often thought of as ground zero for DC's loft movement.

    At present there are five condos for sale in this block including a loft penthouse at Lofts 14 Two, a duplex loft at Citta 50, two units at Lofts 14 and one at the Metro.  With asking prices for these five ranging from $574,900 to $875,000 there are options to fit a  wide range of budgets.

    Our team has previewed these units and can help focus your search for a Church Street loft or condo.

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    Upscale 2/2 Condos Straddling Dupont , Logan, U Street Neighborhoods

     

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    New construction condos  that straddle the Dupont, Logan and U Street  neighborhoods at the corner of 15th and Swann are now availalble for sale. This ground-up new construction project, located at 1821 15th Street, is designed as a replica of a Victorian-period row house and includes four upscale condos.

    1821 15th St condos feature 9 ft ceilings, bamboo flooring, Elfa closets, cararra marble kitchen counters, Bosch appliances, marble bathrooms and outdoor space. 

    Each of the condos offers 2 BR / 2 BA configuration and range in size from 841 SF to 961 SF.  Prices at 1821 15th start at $475,000.  1821 15th Street #2 is is featured in the MLS  for $519,000.  Two parking spaces

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    Modern Convenience Fused With Period Architecture

     

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    With a location in Kalorama on one of the neighborhood's finest blocks, 2411 California Street is one of the best homes in the District.  This location, coupled with the homes size and grandeur make this property an attractive option for a diplomatic residence. 

    This three-story home has been meticulously renovated and features six bedrooms, seven baths and four levels of living space.  No detail was overlooked with renovations that have brought the finest period elements back to life while also blending modern conveniences into this home.  The beautiful grand stairway lends a stately and regal feel to this home.

    The list of upscale features includes a media room, gym, lower-level catering

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    Georgetown Dominates DC Luxury Market

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    The most expensive condo to sell in the District during March 2010 was in Georgetown at the Residences at the Ritz, located at 3150 South Street, NW $2D, Washington, DC. This condo is 4,314 SF and features 4 BR / 5.5 BA.  The selling price was $4.5M / $1,043 SF.

    Congratulations to selling Realtor Chris Ritzert of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for closing the most expensive condo sale in the District in March 2010.

     wormley_row_400Honorable mention for the 2nd most expensive DC condo sold in March 2010 was in Georgetown at Wormley Row, located at 3329 Prospect Street, NW #7 Washington, DC.  This new construction duplex unit is 4,725 SF and can be built out to the buyers specification with 3 or 4 BR. The selling

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    Steps from GWU and Foggy Bottom Metro

     

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    The Jefferson House, located at 922 24th Street, NW,  delivers Foggy Bottom affordability with an extremely convenient location just steps from GWU and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.  Both Dupont Circle and Georgetown are just a 10-15 minute walk from this location.  Shopping is convenient with a Trader Joe's, Safeway, CVS and a hardware store all within a couple of blocks.  The Jefferson House weighs in with a Walk Score of 95, a true Walkers' Paradise rating

    Recent updates have given this 1962 building a new more modern look. Building amenities include a pool and a 24 hour front desk.  The Jefferson House condo fees include utilities.

    Currently, there are 4 efficiency condos for sale at the Jefferson House

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    Unconventional Elegance and Fun in Mount Vernon Triangle


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    You work hard, so life outside of work should be fun.  Why not live in a fun place? The Whitman, located across the street from the DC Convention Center tops the list of fun DC condo developments. 

    The fun begins with one of the best rooftops in the city.  A roof-top lounge, generous-sized pool and grilles play host to fun-filled weekend pool parties at the Whitman.  After partying on the roof, you can join the party a couple of blocks away at 7th and G Street, the core of DC's emerging entertainment district.

    The Whitman's amenities help to simplify your daily life.  Three levels of underground parking allow for parking with each unit.  A 24-hour concierge, full gym and community room

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    A Downtown Address with Suburban Conveniences

     

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    Who says that urban living involves a fourth-floor walk-up after schelping groceries on the Metro in a rainstorm......With a Safeway, Starbucks, Busboys and Poets, Results Gym, hardware store and more, City Vista brings the conveniences of the suburbs to a Downtown location.
     
    City Vista's location on 5th St between K and L is at the edge of Downtown redevelopment, with plenty of urban grittiness in the area.  The upside is that this location is just two blocks from the Convention Center and four blocks from Gallery Place.  With plenty of available vacant land, it is easy to imagine a not so distant timeframe when City Vista serves as the anchor of a complete neighborhood makeover.  City Vista weighs in

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    CNN reports on a study done by portfolio.com which ranks Washington, DC as the 2nd best city for a young person to settle in and start their career.   The study utilized 10 different criteria to rank the 67 largest metropolitan markets.  DC only trailed Austin with Raleigh, Boston and Houston rounding out the top five.

     

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