“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.”
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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
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.
“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”
“Beautiful Tudor on pretty tree-lined street in charming 16th Street Heights. This lovely home has large well-proportioned rooms, great light, wood floors, high ceilings, sep dining rm, fplc & HVAC. Kit w/ granite & s/s appl. Deep fenced yard with deck, patio & 2 car garage. Lower level w/ in-law suite & full bath. Blocks to Rock Creek & Carter Barron, easy access to downtown.”
“Gorgeous modern renovation, this spacious and stunning fully detached three bedroom home features an open floor plan w/ beautiful new gourmet kitchen, farmhouse sink and SS appliances, double oven, granite counters, wood bar, breathtaking huge sunken Pennsylvania field stone patio w/ pergola perfect for entertaining. Gas fireplace with new beech mantle. Gallery lighting in dining room and wet bar. Foyer opens up to striking staircase with original 1920 newel and balusters. Designer bathrooms, whirlpool tub, rain shower in master bath, brand new bamboo flooring throughout the upstairs. Walk-in closets, tons of storage space, all new furnace and A/C systems, large front porch w/ swing, Fenced in back w/ 2 Car Parking. Beautiful perennial gardens, and a raised vegetable bed. Unfinished basement w/ washer/dryer. Near new Safeway and YES market. Bike Share w/in 1 block, and Rock Creek Park. Walking distance to GA Ave Metro. Your perfect urban oasis awaits.”
“At 5:58 pm members of the Fourth District received a call for a unconscious male in the rear of the 5300 block of 14th St. NW. Upon arrival, an adult male victim was located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The scene is currently under investigation. There is no lookout at this time.”
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 5300 block of 14th Street, Northwest.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at approximately 5:58 pm, patrol units from the Fourth District responded to the 5300 block of 14th Street, Northwest, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined the victim had no signs consistent with life. Members of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending a determination of cause and manner of death.
The decedent has not been positively identified.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
“Renovated craftsman-style home full of bonus spaces. 1st flr includes, sun rm, stone fireplace, bright dining rm, kitchen w island & extra den. Upstairs master suite w 2 closets & 2 additional bedrms. Lower level 4th bedrm, 3rd full bath, recreation rm w wet bar& laundry rm. Ample outdoor space on expansive corner lot-entertain on private deck, large front, side & back gardens & off st parking.”
“Live in fixer upper in good condition. Nice size lot, garage and driveway parking, wood floors, wide double living room w/ fpl, separate dining room, full basement with space to expand. Great block with high end homes. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy into wonderful Crestwood, DC’s best kept secret”