03/19/14 10:22pm

4724 14th Street, NW

Awesome news for upper 14th Street! The folks behind Las Placitas on Barracks Row are opening another spot next to Ruff n Ready Furnishings at 14th and Decatur St, NW.

A liquor license application for Las Placitas Cafe says:

“This is new Retail Class “C” Restaurant. The restaurant will serve Latin American food. The type of entertainment shall be karaoke and occasional bands. The dance floor will be in the back space, which is 150 square feet in total. Total Capacity 75 including 20 seats for the rooftop patio.”

You can see their Capitol Hill menu here (careful music plays.)

Also a new art gallery is coming a few storefronts away:


4718 14th Street, NW

The art gallery is located right next door to the almost ready to open Felicita Pizzeria:


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“Dear PoPville,

To cut a long and convoluted story short, “Alternative Solutions for Youth” at 5808 14th St. NW is running an atrocious mess that they call rehabilitative services, but what DC classifies as a jail. An older neighbor confirmed that they did not consult or even notify the neighborhood before creating this monstrocity. They also do not even have the proper city permit to be in operation, as confirmed by our ANC rep.

I hate to start listing the ways that this place is offensive and disgusting, because I could go on and on, but here are a few:
- Incidents of inmates escaping, including one shot and killed in Petworth after escaping
- Security guards yelling and swearing on cell phones
- Inmates yell about guns and other indecencies out the window
- Windows shoddily boarded up with plywood, cardboard, other materials
- Barbed wire running along the top of their poorly built fences
- Trash thrown by guards into our backyard

We have been working with a lawyer and the ANC rep for months on this issue, and we need support from more neighbors. I would like to ask for any 4A residents´ help at the monthly meeting, 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Fort Stevens Recreation Center (13th and Van Buren Streets NW).”

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12/27/13 1:00pm

1351 Kennedy Street Northwest

This house is located at 1351 Kennedy Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“16th Street Heights Beauty! 4/3.5 beds/baths. Gorgeous, fully-renovated semi-detached home has amazing curb appeal, stunning wood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious living room, spacious bedrooms, stunning master suite, and full lower-level in-law suite. Backyard with detached 1-car garage.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,999.


This rental is located at 5200 13th Street, NW:


The listing says:

“This 750sqft basement is located in a beautiful arts & craft style house – owner occupied (we bought it three months ago). We are first time home owners and we have personally done all the renovations ourselves. We see this renovation as a way to increase the value of our home and so have spent the time and money to make sure the renovation is done well and with care. We are in the final stages of renovating – will be ready by mid-October. New hardwood flooring in kitchen and entrance. Brand new cast iron sink and counter top. Stainless steel appliances. Separate entrance. New carpet in living room, bedroom and stairway. Fresh and contemporary paint throughout. Just renovated bathroom (it\’s the nicest in the house). Separate utility room with a large utility sink, and modern, large, front loading washer and dryer. Plenty of ceiling height throughout. Very well lit (including dimmer in living room) with good natural light as well. Flat fee of $100/mo for major utilities (water, electric, gas). We will add you to our cable plan so would be approximately $15-30 a month depending on what kind of cable box you want (standard, HD, HDDVR, etc). I will have a dedicated WiFi connection for tenants at no additional cost. There is a park directly across the street and there is always plenty of parking – I have never had to even parallel park in front of our house – literally. Great neighborhood with tons of shops and restaurants within a 5-10 min walk. Minutes away from downtown Petworth and just a 5 minute drive to Cleveland Park and Columbia Heights. 10 minutes to Dupont, Adams Morgan and U St. Two bike shares within 3 blocks. Always lots of Car2Go in the area as well. Pets are welcome on a case by case basis with no additional deposit or fee required.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,499/Mo.

09/20/13 11:00am


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Featured Property: 1211 Decatur St NW
Legal Subdivision: 16th St Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: 16th St Heights
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street
Living Area Square Footage Per Tax Record: 2460
Original List Price: $659,000.
List Price at Contract: $659,000.
Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $670,000
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 9/5/2013
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.

Expansion of streetcar lines up Georgia Avenue sparked development in 16th Street Heights at the beginning of the 20th century. Per the Wikipedia entry about the neighborhood, original covenants called for homes to be “fully detached”. Subsequently, many of the homes in 16th Street Heights are large in comparison to homes in other neighborhoods, and with substantial lots. Prices for these homes can be a good value, especially when compared with detached home prices in NW neighborhoods west of Rock Creek Park.

Since March of this year, there were 21 settled sales of detached homes in 16th Street Heights. Prices ranged from $397,000. to $929,900. Active inventory for detached homes in the neighborhood is currently at 14 listings, ranging from $525,000. to $1,250,000.

The listing agent was Lisa Wright of Stonegate Realty Group, LLC. The purchaser was represented by Michael Alderfer of Redfin Corporation.

08/05/13 1:00pm

1211 Decatur Street Northwest

This house is located at 1211 Decatur Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Beautiful SFD Victorian w/ loads of character & charm situated in the 16th Street Heights community & available for the savvybuyer looking for the ambiance of the country in the convenience of the city.Walking distance to metro & city bike share allow you to travel w/ ease. 4 lvls, Gourmet Kit, tiled baths, fin bsmnt, tiered deck, lots of storage, energy efficient & more. Be Pleasantly Surprised”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/2.5 bath is going for $659,000.