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the broadmoor - 3601 Connecticut Ave NW

One of Cleveland Park’s most elegant residential buildings, The Broadmoor still evokes luxury living along Connecticut Avenue, nearly 100 years from its beginning. First constructed in the mid-1920s, the building is a distinguished property in the region, and holds an honored spot on Goode’s list of Best Addresses.

Originally designed as a traditional apartment building, The Broadmoor changed over into a co-op around the mid-century mark. In its early years it was described as the home of prominent political leaders, military officers and business executives.

Although the property has changed over the years and decades, the self-managed, L-shaped building still maintains some of its original 1920s-era charm. From the hand-carved accents to the

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kingle valley trail

It’s taken more than a quarter of a century, but the Klingle Valley Trail is now open, giving people a new option to replace the long ago closed stretch of Klingle Road NW. Not even a mile in length, the old stretch of roadway, running from Cleveland Park to Mount Pleasant through Rock Creek Park was prone to drainage and maintenance problems, eventually closed to traffic when a storm washed out a large section of it in the early 1990s.

Political leaders, environmentalists and locals then debated the best way to fix the problem for well more than two decades. While at one time more than an estimated 3,000 vehicles drove Klingle Road, the debate raged for years on how to best serve the public and the environment in the future.

Eventually, crews

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cleveland park washington dc

Once a neighborhood of mostly summer estates, complete with large windows and even larger porches, the Cleveland Park of today is more of an urban suburbia, enticing residents with its tall trees and urban space, yet remaining comfortably close to Downtown Washington. Named after President Grover Cleveland in the late 1880s, the neighborhood is filled with historic sites and a mix of late 19th century homes and more modern designs.

In fact, there are as many as 3,000 single-family homes, condos, apartments and duplexes that make up Cleveland Park. Expect to find everything from contemporary residences to quaint cottages, townhomes, Georgian Revival-style homes and Queen Anne Victorians. Many homes are priced from around the mid $600,000s to the

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 ian mahinimi home in cleveland park

One of the NBA’s free agent stars is making his biggest local move off the courts, putting down roots in Cleveland Park. Ian Mahinmi, of the Washington Wizards, just paid $2.65 million for a recently renovated home in the neighborhood. The residence sold for $855,000 two years ago.  This news could bode well for the city, as the former center from the Indiana Pacers appears to be interested in living in the DC area for a while. His contract is worth $64 million, and provides a four-year deal with the team.

Located in northwest Washington, Cleveland Park is well known for its late 19th century constructed homes, some of which are featured annually as part of the Cleveland Park Historical Society’s neighborhood house tour. The homes come in a

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the connecticut - 3883 connecticut ave nw dc

For modern amenities within the highly desirable neighborhood of Cleveland Park, The Connecticut emerges as one of the top choices in contemporary designs. This impressive nine-story residential building offers up the option of newer construction condominium living, surrounded by the luxury and convenience of residing right along Connecticut Avenue NW.

This upper Northwest DC building provides 157 condominium homes, all outfitted with such impressive features as full-size washers and dryers, granite countertops, ceramic tile foyers and the option of a luxury soaking tub in the baths. The building itself is just as generous, with modern amenities ranging from a rooftop swimming pool and full fitness room to a social room, business center with Wi-Fi

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adams terrace cleveland park dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of an Adams Terrace condo located at 2926 Porter Street #305, Washington, DC 20008 in DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood.  This newly renovated unit features 1 BR / 1 BA and closed on August 28, 2015 for $515,000.  

Renovated by Adams Investment Group, this unit features a kitchen with Kitchen Aid appliances and marble counters, hardwood floors, white marble baths and a private outdoor patio.  Adams Terrace is located on Porter Street just west of Connecticut Avenue and steps from the Cleveland Park Metro Station.

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Neighborhood listservs are a wonderful complement to talking to your neighbors on the driveway or building lobby before heading out to work.  The best email lists in DC neighborhoods are more than just chatting with your neighbors; they not only provide electronic message boards for neighbors to post items for sale, request recommendations for home improvements but also to discuss local issues on planning and development going around town.  Some listservs are strictly for residents who must provide addresses when posting (a la Chevy Chase) but others are open to the public; some are moderated, some are not.  Listservs give neighborhoods ample opportunity to air their grievances, list its problems, pet projects, and provide a list of favorite plumbers,

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Residents and visitors to Cleveland Park, an upscale neighborhood in northwest DC, happily discover that you can walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station to spend an afternoon at The National Zoo, go to a quirky bar for drinks, enjoy a casual or elegant dinner at any number of acclaimed restaurants, then head to a movie at the retro Uptown Theater.  There is so much to do in Cleveland Park yet so little time.  Cleveland Park is 2 blocks north of the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue, NW, and along Wisconsin Avenue, 2 blocks north of the National Cathedral.

Beautiful historic homes along Porter, Ordway, Newark and Macomb Streets are highly desirable in this thriving neighborhood that feels like a village within city life with barbecues and dinner

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Quicker than a blink of an eye, New York Times columnist David Brooks sold his Cleveland Park home for $4.5 million in less than 48 hours in September.  The century-old 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Colonial home off Wisconsin Avenue in fashionable yuppie Cleveland Park presumably went fast since not much is on the market now of that size.

Journalist and author Brooks and his wife Sarah purchased the home less than 2 years ago for $3.95 million.  Real estate in the coveted Northwest neighborhood holds its value and often shows increases in a short time.  The Brooks couple is reportedly divorcing after 27 years of marriage.  Cleveland Park is home to a prominent number of DC’s media and government elite.  Brooks can count columnist Al Hunt and PBS anchor

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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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