04/01/14 10:02pm

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Perhaps DC’s finest horse in action features – General Philip Sheridan at the reins:

“a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called “The Burning” by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.

Sheridan fought in later years in the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland.”

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03/25/14 5:00pm

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From an email:

“This month’s version of Vintage Game Night at the President Woodrow Wilson House will feature Beltway Brewing Company of Virginia. The Sterling, VA brewery serves as a host for partner and contract brewing, professionally producing high quality craft beer for those who cannot build or expand their own breweries. Vintage Game Night will feature their house brand IPA and Amber Ale at the bar.

Vintage Game Night is a monthly happy hour at the President Woodrow Wilson House, featuring games from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.  Every first Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00pm, the Dupont area museum partners with a local craft brewery for a vintage gaming happy hour.  Kick back with a local brew where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC.

Ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games.  (Wine and soda also available. Additional drinks may be purchased.)

April 2, 2014,  5:30 – 8:00pm
$15 per person.
Tickets available online here or at the door. [2340 S Street Northwest]“

03/21/14 11:00am

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1901 Wyoming Ave NW #46
Legal Subdivision: Kalorama
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Kalorama
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Cooperative Monthly fee: $460.
Original List Price: $324,900.
List Price at Contract: $289,000.
List Date: 9/30/2013
Days on Market: 113
Settled Sales Price: $279,500.
Seller Subsidy: $2350.
Settlement Date: 3/7/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here . Here is a link to the virtual tour.

Like many of the century old apartment turned co-op buildings in DC, The Altamont has an interesting back story. The DC Cooperative Housing Coalition has a great history posted on their site. Here’s an excerpt:

“…in its original configuration had three apartments on each floor: On the east and west there were two grand, 12-room apartments with servants’ quarters and in the center, one smaller bachelor’s apartment. Most of the original apartments had at least one wood-burning fireplace, and those fireplaces are still maintained in good working order today.

The seventh floor featured a restaurant, with dumb-waiters servicing the apartments, in addition to trunk rooms for each apartment. The basement, too, served the residents, with a billiard room, barber shop, beauty parlor, servants’ dining room and a laundry. The laundry room still has the massive original gas clothes dryer, now disconnected but used as a convenient drying rack.”

In the past six months there have been eleven other transactions of one bedroom co-op units within a half mile of this property. The less than 700 square foot units in this building represent the low end of the market. Other units of similar size, location, and in buildings around the same age have recently sold in the low $300,000’s. Market price is greatly affected by the layout, as well as the level of update, availability of parking, etc.

The listing agent was Vincent Walsh with Tilton Bernstein Walsh Real Estate, LLC. The buyer was represented by Wayne Johnson of Keller Williams Capital Properties (which, as per note above, is the same brokerage that the author is affiliated with).

03/13/14 4:00pm

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2009 Columbia Rd, NW

Just noted some details on this former house porn [listed at $2,695,000 in 2010] on Columbia Rd, NW just off Connecticut Ave. Kalorama Condos website now says:

“The construction of 2009 Columbia Road NW was a joint effort between real estate developer Arthur Coswill and leading architect William Conley. Completed in 1899, this free standing mansion has (arguably) the most ornate façade in all of Kalorama. 2009 Columbia Road NW has a rich history of past residents, including the first secretary of the Embassy of Great Britain, George Young; Irwin Hall, an English-French school for girls operated by Sarah Irwin Mattingly; James George McKay, a physician and lieutenant colonel; Ghulam Nabi – diplomatic courier for the Pakistani embassy; Chris Middendorf, proprietor of the Middendorf-Lane Gallery and the former residence of the Legation of the Kingdom of Greece.

2009 Columbia Road NW is now the location of seven brand new, luxurious condominiums that have been completely renovated from the walls in with the highest quality finishes and craftsmanship. In short, the units are unbeatable for style, design, luxury and, naturally, location.”

You can see floor plans and prices here.

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02/03/14 3:00pm

2311 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2311 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“You will fall in love with this charming one bedroom apt. in the Woodward Condo. Very nice FURNISHED apartment in prestigious building, convenient to shops, restaurants and just blocks from Woodley Park Metro. Tenant must sign min. 12-mo lease per condo rules. Remodeled, tasteful, utils (except phone & Internet) and basic cable included in rent. Spacious roof deck with great views.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,300/Mo.

Ed. Note: You can read about how much those in PoPville pay for rent here.

01/29/14 3:00pm

1900 Biltmore Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1900 Biltmore Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“A renovated and furnished efficiency located on the main floor of a four-story condominium building in Kalorama Enter the apartment into the living area (17×14) with hardwood floors. Renovated kitchen comes with stainless steel gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher along with granite countertops and space for a small table. Renovated bathroom located off of the LR. Laundry rm in basement.”

You can see more photos here.

This efficiency is going for $1,450/Mo.

01/29/14 1:00pm

2101 CONNECTICUT AVE NW

This unit is located at 2101 Connecticut Avenue, NW:

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The listing says:

“Magnificent light-filled Penthouse in BEST ADDRESSES Coop noted for its charm and dignity. Entry Foyer with skylights, formal DR & LR (with fireplace) Den, 4 BRS 2 1/2BAS. In addition to the 3049 sq. ft. apartment a spectacular privately owned 2400 sq. ft. roof terrace 360o views of DC, VA & MD. 1 Covered Parking Space. 2 Large Storage.Bins. A truly unique and gracious home”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,550,000 ($3,620 monthly fee.)