Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1413 T St NW #204
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: U Street
Bedrooms: 0 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per Tax Record: 412
Monthly Condo Fee: $197.00
Original List Price: $289,000.
List Price at Contract: $289,000.
List Date: 05/12/2016
Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $295,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 06/16/2016
Settled Price per Square Foot: $716.
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Good Deal or Not Revisited recently looked at a Kalorama Studio that priced at $580. per square foot. In contrast, this studio near the U Street Corridor settled at an impressive $716. per square foot. The most recent sale in the same building for a 771 square foot one bedroom in December 2015 closed at $380,000. or $492. per square foot. (more…)

2001 12th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 2001 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large, modern 1bd + den w/ 2 full baths & a 200 sqft PRIVATE patio terrace. Gorgeous custom closets, new hw floors, new water heater, marble baths, and upgraded kitchen. NOT a ground floor unit. Includes a garage PARKING spot. Lowest condo fees in DC for a doorman building w/ a gym, party room, and roof-deck. Across from U St. metro in the heart of U Street corridor near 14th Street. Pet Friendly!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed + den/2 bath is going for $599,900 ($383 monthly fee.)

1940 11th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Vinoteca, wine-centric U Street restaurant, is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef Anna Miller. An Oregon native bringing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, and most recently from her position as sous chef at Shaw’s recently-shuttered Rogue 24, Chef Miller brings a penchant for artful plating, diverse culinary background, experience with James Beard award-winning chefs, and deep understanding of the complementary relationship between wine and food. A monumental announcement for the U Street eatery, Chef Miller is only the third to hold the position of Executive Chef since its opening almost nine years ago. (more…)


A reader reports:

“You’ve posted a few times about Bemmi Hardware — that always closed hardware store on the corner of 12th and Florida NW. We might be seeing some changes there soon — this morning around 8am a car jumped the curb and crashed into the front of the building. Or at least there didn’t seem to be any commotion when I left the house for a bagel run at 8am and the accident had happened by the time I rolled by at 8:23. The storefront looks pretty badly damaged — they will at least need to do a repair job. The good news is people who looked like the owners were there so it isn’t as abandoned as it seems.”

1610 U Street, NW

Exiles soft opened over the weekend, “grand opening slated for the end of June”, from an email:

“We plan to roll out a brunch service in the next few weeks, at the moment we are open at 4:30 Monday to Friday and 3:00 Saturday and Sunday. We will also be open until 2am Sunday-Thursday and 3am Saturday and Sunday.”

Check out the menus after the jump. (more…)

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to a Burglary II incident which occurred in the 1900 block of 12th Street, NW, on Monday, May 23, 2016, at approximately 4:40 AM. The subjects were captured by the establishment’s surveillance camera.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.”