“Call this castle home!: Rossdhu Gate. 1 of a kind Scottish Tudor Castle w/ crenellated rf, 4 stry tower w/ circular staircase, gargoyles, fountain, terrace w/ views of wee Loch Lomond. Enter another world in this unique home w/ newer kit & HVAC, pd baths, exterior stuccoed/repainted. . 2 sections joined by enclosed bridge over wide gate. 3BRs, 3.5BAs, sep library, office, much more. BY APPT ONLY!”
Back in November we learned the Trader Joe’s coming to 14th and U Street, NW was aiming for a February opening. Looks like they’re making good progress and have now applied for a liquor license with hours listed as Sunday through Saturday 8 am – 10 pm. Two buck chuck here we come!!
According to my building’s management, last night a guest of a tenant in my building was buzzed in and three men in their late 20s or early 30s who were hanging out in front followed him into the building. When they all were on the elevator, the men then robbed him of his wallet. He was not physically hurt thankfully. The robbery was reported to the police, who have reviewed the building’s security camera footage and are now investigating.
While I’ve heard of people sneaking into buildings to steal packages and the like, I have not heard of this robbery tactic before, and I thought it might be good to give people a head’s up. Just another reason to not let strangers into an apartment building. The locale of this crime was on 15th Street by Meridian Hill Park.”
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Featured Property: 312 N St SW
Legal Subdivision: RLA (SW)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Southwest Waterfront
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: On-site Prk/Rent Ownership: Coop Basement: Partially Finished
Monthly Co-op fee including real estate taxes: $757.00 Original List Price: $399,000.
List Price at Contract: $399,000.
Days on Market: 4 Settled Sales Price: $411,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/6/2013
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
This home is located in the River Park complex in SW DC, not far from Nats Stadium and the waterfront, which has immense planned redevelopment. River Park is significant because it was designed by renowned Mid Century Modern architect Charles M. Goodman.
As was noted in the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) comments, River Park is a cooperatively owned community. It includes high rise elevator buildings, as well as these unique townhomes. For those who are not versed in co-ops, basically it feels a lot like owning a condo unit, except that the entire building or complex is owned collectively by all of the owners (often with one big underlying mortgage on the whole building) and allows the co-op member proprietary use of a residential unit, whereas a condo unit owner owns and finances just the unit he/she occupies. (more…)
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Wednesday’s talk about Milk Cult’s breakfast tacos got me thinking about breakfast options. With all the new spots around town, we last spoke about this in 2008, I figured it was about time to revisit. So once again, I’m not necessarily talking best proper brunch in town – rather when you have a hankering for breakfast food – where is your go to spot?