09/03/15 12:50pm

This house is located at 3013 20th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“$10,000 CLOSING CREDIT TO BUYER!! This beauty offers open floor plan with separate formal living space in addition to family room on main level, skylights, ample natural lighting, granite counter tops, fireplace and spacious kitchen for the family gatherings! Graciously completed with all the bells and whistles sitting atop a hill giving spectacular views with rear paved driveway!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $649,000.

09/03/15 12:25pm

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A reader sends a shot of the carnage above:

“No clue what happened (accidental, deliberate)? Happened in Woodley Park, on 28th between Woodley and Cathedral. Pretty intense… I live on this block and didn’t hear any fire trucks last night. Hopefully no one was hurt, when I walked by at 7:30 am there wasn’t really anyone around.”

Also this morning there was a car fire that temporarily closed 14th Street at P in Logan Circle.

Ed. Note: Car-BQ season usually hits in the late winter months. I’m just kidding – car-bq season is of course year round!

09/03/15 11:40am

oktoberfest

“Oktoberfest!
09/19/2015 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET
Admission: $60.00
Click here to register online

Eight DC beers on tap ♦ Brats on the grill from Cafe Berlin ♦ Homemade pretzels from Das Pretzel Haus ♦ Live German music from Die Drei

We’ll transform the Castle Garden into a biergarten to celebrate the Heurich family’s German heritage. We are delighted to be partnering with the DC Brewers Guild to bring you a one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest experience. Eight beers, one from each Guild member listed below, will be on tap all afternoon in honor of DC’s most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich (1842-1945). The museum will be open for self-guided tours from 1-2 pm.

Ticket price includes food and unlimited beer. Guests must be 21 or older. Beer list to be posted soon!”

09/03/15 11:10am

license plate

Thanks to a reader for sending in this cool plate spotted in Hill East. Back in 2012 we spoke about the “Bad Boys Club” license plate and before that we spoke about the too cool for school low number license plates assigned by the Mayor or the Council.

Anyone ever see a capitol plate like the one above before? What’s the best one you’ve seen. You can learn about the Anacostia River environmental ones here.

09/03/15 10:40am

upshur
205 Upshur Street, NW

Sweet! And so it continues. The long vacant Louisiana Gumbo Express space across the street from Hitching Post and near Slash Run has finally been bought. Sadly, Louisiana Gumbo Express is not coming back but there are awesome short term plans and who knows what’s up for the long term.  But the short term does sound like an awesome addition to the strip – a note from DC Treasure’s owner Noah:

“I started DC Treasure in the spring of 2013, operating out of several garages in the alley between the 900 blocks of Randolph and Shepherd Streets NW–that big alley behind the 3Tree apt. building (3910 Georgia Ave across from Qualia) I sell through my website, www.dctreasure.com , my instagram account www.instagram.com/dctreasure or @dctreasure, and I post all of my items on Craigslist #dctreasure. 

It all started with me doing the kind of “American Picker” thing, collecting lots of antiques and vintage stuff at estate sales, country barn picks, back-alley cruises, etc…but now a big portion of the business that I do, and what I want to expand, is consignment. People contacting me as they’re liquidating estates and moving out of the city with housefuls of great vintage furniture, and I consign–really I’m one of only 2 such antique businesses that I know of in the District that does consignment.

I love early 20th century architectural salvage, rustic furniture, and preserving the type of stuff that was originally been in all these 1920’s Wardmans. It thrills me to deal in goods from 100 years ago that match the house I live in, a Wardman in Petworth with all original features.

My vision for the physical shop is for it to feel kind of like a lounge, where folks really enjoy spending time at, whether it be throwing some of my enormous vinyl collection (yes also selling records) on the box, or relaxing and reading for a bit, a warm space that feels not too different than my garage shop , just more room to move around.

Business wise, I want to be the destination in town for people to bring unique, old stuff to sell or consign…”

Bringing the east end back to it’s former glory. Awesome – standby for an opening date!

09/03/15 9:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Claire

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.