Blog posts about the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC

Found 11 blog entries about Bloomingdale.

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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 portrait square - brookland

New multi-level townhomes are currently under construction near the corner of Irving Street NW and 7th Street NE in Brookland. Portrait Square at Brookland consists of a collection of nearly two-dozen four-story townhomes with three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths.

Priced starting in the high $800,000s, the townhomes of Portrait Square come in two different floor plans, offering up your choice of either a one- or two-car garage. Each townhome includes an open design with an upper story loft and a rooftop terrace.

The main level of the home is where buyers will delight in a living room, dining area and kitchen, plus the choice of an optional deck. The lowest level of the townhome provides space for the garage, plus an optional rec room or study.

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20001 zip code map

As developers take aim at improving more and more DC communities, it should come as no surprise that the metro area is quickly becoming one of the most gentrified in the nation. In fact, according to newly released research from RENTCafé, an online rental listing service, Washington DC is near the top of the list when it comes to “The Nation’s Fastest Gentrifying Zip Codes”.

When looking at Zip Codes across the nation, analysts found that the 20001 Zip Code takes second on the list of the top 10 fastest-gentrifying Zip Codes in the US. Researchers looks at a total of 11,000 different Zip Codes in the years between 2000 and 2016, taking into account US Census Bureau data from 2000 and American Community Survey findings from 2016.

They were

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otis place flats - 1032 otis street ne washington dc 20017

More residential options are coming to Brookland with the addition of the Otis Place Flats, an exciting new development currently under construction in the desirable Northeast DC neighborhood. A joint project of SGA Companies and Harbor Builders, the Otis Place Flats are on tap to bring another new 16 homes to the area.

Options within the development range from condos to town homes, with each residence containing two-bedrooms and 2.5-baths. As each home also includes more than 1,200 square feet of living space, the homes provide the luxury of multiple living spaces, all fashioned with modern conveniences and upscale features.

The residences of Otis Place Flats include custom cabinetry in the kitchens and marble countertops in the master baths.

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jackson place flats

A new condo community, Jackson Place Flats, in the Brookland neighborhood of DC delivers urban living. The building opened its first phase last November. Jackson Place Flats features 34 contemporary stacked condos with 2 master bedroom suites and 2.5 bathrooms in every unit. Each residence has two floors: the main floor has living and dining areas, and upper floor has bedrooms and baths. Secured entry parking spaces are available. Brookland is located in northeast DC near Catholic University and easy access to popular H Street, NE and Capitol Hill. It is rated a high “85” Walk Score, meaning it is a very walkable area. Residents can walk to the Brookland-CUA Metro Station on the Red Line, restaurants, pharmacy, coffee shops and bakeries, cafes, bars,

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bloomingdale row houses washington dc

Affordable but still edgy, ultra-hip Bloomingdale neighborhood in DC is the area around North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW.  Bloomingdale is located in the northwest quadrant of DC, only 2 miles north of the U.S. Capitol building.  It is mostly a residential neighborhood with a commercial area near the corner of Rhode Island and First Street NW with some restaurants, bars, and markets.  Bloomingdale is notable for its beautiful Victorian-style row houses built in the early 1900s as single-family homes.  Many of the Victorian homes feature ornate floral and vine stone carvings around doorframes and windows.  These homes remain primarily as single-family homes, but others have been converted into 2-unit condos.  The opening scenes of the

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The opening credit sequence of acclaimed TV show, House of Cards, features several shots of the Bloomingdale neighborhood along North Capitol Street between R Street and T Street.  Bloomingdale is a quiet residential neighborhood in northwest DC, less than 2 miles from the U.S. Capitol, featuring Victorian-style row houses built circa 1900 as single-family homes; some have recently been converted to 2-unit condos.  Bloomingdale feels like a small town suburb but is nestled in the middle of the city, consisting of several blocks of tree-lined streets of Victorian row houses with porches and front stoops where residents can be found talking to their neighbors.  It is near Rhode Island and First Street, NW, featuring restaurants, bars and farmers markets.

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Harry Wardman was one of the most influential real estate developers in DC during the early 20th century.  He is responsible for developing many neighborhoods in Northwest DC encompassing an architectural style seen in row houses in Columbia Heights to luxury apartment buildings in Dupont Circle.  The ubiquitous “front-porch row house” style is a signature Wardman design feature.  That was a new design element that can be seen throughout Columbia Heights along the 900 block of Longfellow Street.

Wardman is the face behind a few thousand row houses in Northwest DC neighborhoods, including Bloomingdale, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights and Petworth.  His homes are well known for their high-quality construction and materials.  Wardman also developed

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The flipping of homes is booming in the DC area, according to a report by RealtyTrac.  While flipping homes once may have had a somewhat negative impression by the public, it is now being welcomed by many DC residents with open arms.  Flipping homes---the process where a house is bought, renovated and resold within several months---is now breathing new life into many parts of the city including neighborhoods of traditional DC row houses.  The makeovers are beautifying individual homes, which then collectively improve communities throughout the region.  The impact is a positive one on many neighborhoods.

Single-family homes in the DC metro area which were resold within 6 months after their purchase from January to June 2013 ranked 4th in the nation for

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A new two-unit luxury development overlooking McMillan Reservoir is now on the market and the developer is accepting non-binding reservations.  The project features the complete restoration of an early 20th-century row house into two spectacular units.  This development is located in the historic Dobbins Addition section of Bloomingdale.

Developer finishes at 2419 1st are high-end and include Poggenpohl Cabinetry, concrete (unit #1) and stainless (unit #2) counters, Gaggenau and Bosch appliances, exposed ductwork, ecosmart fireplaces, AeT Italia bathroom fixtures and Brazillian KOA hardwood floors.  Each unit includes private outdoor space and dedicated off-street parking.

The location of this project on 1st Street NW between Adams Place and Channing

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