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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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The new administration may not officially take over until early next year, but some have had ties to the DC area for years, including President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. While President Elect Biden and his wife once called Number One Observatory Circle home, they didn’t move far when his VP term ended nearly four years ago.

It’s said the Bidens soon began renting a home in McLean. That home offers around 12,000 square feet of living space, with five-bedrooms, a huge driveway, a gym and a sauna.

The Bidens have reportedly been tied to number of different properties in DC and in Delaware. They’ve owned a lakefront property in Wilmington, Delaware since the mid 1990s. They purchased the home around the same time Biden

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Georgetown’s East Village is a favorite of families today, but a strong sense of community is just part of its appeal. The area is also filled with history.

Separated by Wisconsin Avenue, East Village appropriately sits to the east of the roadway, while West Village sits to the west. While some say the terms are primarily used for real estate, others say a rivalry between the two can be traced back centuries, to the time a group of Episcopalians split from a west side church and established another church on the east side.

Some grand homes in the area were constructed as far back as the early 1800s in East Village. Although the neighborhood is said to be a bit quieter than its western neighbor, over the years Rose Park in the

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DC may be home to some of the nation’s priciest real estate, but some neighborhoods continue to attract buyers primarily interested in an all-cash sale. While the percentage of all-cash sales is down slightly overall compared to previous years, it’s still an attractive option for a large number of DC area buyers.

Looking at the first eleven months of 2019 alone, cash buyers made up about 17-percent of all homes purchased in the District. Previously all-cash transactions had been holding around 20-percent or even higher.

In other words, about one in every five homes or even nearly one in every four homes in recent years has sold for cash. Surprisingly, the majority of DC neighborhoods attracting all-cash buyers are some of the priciest.

Most

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 dumbarton bridge - washington dc

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You may not think much about it as you drive over or under Georgetown’s “Buffalo Bridge”, but the bridge actually has a history all its own. Also called Dumbarton Bridge or the Q Street Bridge, the landmark first went up in the early 1900s.

At the time, locals were looking for a way to reduce traffic along M Street and make it easier to travel to some of DC’s other fast-growing neighborhoods and to downtown. The problem, of course, was Rock Creek.

One idea was to divert Rock Creek through a tunnel, but that would likely have cost millions of dollars. The much cheaper alternative was to build a bridge stretching across Rock Creek Park, thereby connecting up Dupont Circle to Georgetown.

Crews considered moving an existing

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georgetown home of george stephanopoulis

Another multi-million-dollar property just hit the market in Georgetown, and this one has ties to a big name. The detached home once belonged to Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife.

One of just two homes on this particular block of 31st Street, the home is now on the market for close to $7 million. Originally constructed in the early 1900s, the six-bedroom, 6.5-bath home offers more than 7,000 square feet of living space.

Included in that is a generous amount of room for entertaining. The large home is said to have a grand foyer accented with herringbone-patterned flooring. The home also boasts high ceilings.

The red brick Colonial additionally offers such luxuries as a media room, a home gym and an elevator. In

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 berkley - washington dc

Home prices are on the rise in the DC area, as more neighborhoods pass the million-dollar mark. Consistently you’ll find around 10 or so million-dollar neighborhoods in DC, where homes all average prices above $1 million.

Some neighborhoods are even higher than that. Last year the Spring Valley neighborhood had a median sale price of around $1.8 million, a big jump over last year. Large homes are the norm in this neighborhood of politicians, media personalities and Washington elite.

The Berkley neighborhood also topped the list for 2019 with a median sale price topping $1.6 million. Nearly surrounded by parkland, the affluent neighborhood is also one of the most exclusive.

Other million-dollar neighborhoods in DC include Kent, Georgetown,

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east village - georgetown

Georgetown often conjures up thoughts of tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and, of course, the waterfront. Georgetown north of M Street, however, is actually two locations: East Village and West Village.

In terms of geography, East Village means the part of Georgetown running east of Wisconsin Avenue, while West Village sits to the west of Wisconsin Avenue. While some neighborhood rumors may reference socioeconomic differences between the two, in reality that’s hardly the case.

Former senators and political influencers have long called both sides of Wisconsin Avenue home. Some credit the creation of the two villages to a time when wealthy Episcopalians split off from St. John’s Church on the west side and established their own Christ Church on

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reflecting pool lincoln memorial - washington dcPhoto: Tyler

If you’re looking for a fun way to see DC in an entirely new light, consider taking a cue from Hollywood. Some of DC’s most iconic neighborhoods are routinely captured on film.

In fact, some reports suggest more than 300 movies show DC-area landmarks, perhaps most notably some of the District’s historic sites. The movie “Forrest Gump” used the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. You’ll also see it in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

If you want to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, you’ll find them at the National Archives Building. You don’t even have to leave home, though, to spot the building in the movie “National Treasure”.

Of course, the Watergate Hotel is an actual

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Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown is getting a new greenhouse. The new project is part of an effort to further improve energy savings and sustainability of the campus and its gardens.

A New York-based architectural firm is spearheading construction of the new greenhouse. Crews plan to use energy efficient climate control and solar panels in its construction. They also aim to improve irrigation. It’s all reportedly part of a three-year plan to help benefit the estate and increase its offerings.

In phase two of the project, architects are additionally planning to renovate the property’s existing greenhouse. Constructed in the mid 1920s, it’s said the old greenhouse will retain its original design but be updated to help support the

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