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5501 14th Street, NW

At least based on the dozens of emails I got over the weekend that is. Thanks to all who sent word and photos that Swampoodle finally soft opened:

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Another reader reports:

“They say they plan to be open 5-10 pm for dinner starting midweek and will focus on just brunch on the weekend and weekday dinners for now.”

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Check out some of the preview menu after the jump. (more…)

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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: 1314 Farragut St NW
Legal Subdivision: 16th Street Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: 16th Street Heights
Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 7085
Original List Price: $1,500,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,275,000.
List Date: 12/18/2015
Days on Market: 138
Settled Sales Price: $1,225,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 05/25/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Located east of Rock Creek Park between Piney Branch Road and Georgia Ave NW, this renovated detached home started with an ambitious list price of $1,500,000. Commenters to the original GDoN post were skeptical. The home ultimately sold at 82% of original list price. (more…)

Swampoodle
5501 14th Street, NW

Famous last words I know, but it looks for real this time!! Thanks to a reader for sending the Swampoodle update:

“Scuttlebutt to accompany the new photo — my wife bumped into the owner, who said they just got final approval today and should be opening next week. We’re ready to spend $$ there if true.”

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From an email:

“Fort Fairmont is proud to announce the 1st bi-annual Heart’s Collective – an aggregation of the best talent DC has to offer, in one big party space. We are bringing some of DC’s best local artists and performers to bear in a massive gathering, as both a welcoming of Spring and a tribute to all of the awesome work our creators have developed while in hibernation. (more…)

1404 Decatur St

This house is located at 1404 Decatur St, NW. The listing says:

“The Roupas Group presents state-of-the-art luxury renovation designed for entertaining with built-in audio & brazilian tiger floors. Gourmet kitchen with spacious living, dining, & family rooms, private deck, landscaped yard & secured parking. MBR leading to upper level retreat/office & 1/2 bath with Expansive city views. Legal 1020 sqft lower level rental with 2BR/2BA & front and rear entrances.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/ 4 full/2 half baths is going for $1,199,000.

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5501 14th St, NW

The Hilltopian wait continues…

“Dear PoPville,

Do any readers have updates on Swampoodle? The lights were on this morning and lots of equipment was spread out inside but I didn’t see anyone. The sidewalk has been like this for a while now. I know they were having problems with the gas / water hookups. Any progress? This sidewalk condition is a hazard.”

On Dec. 17th Swampoodle wrote on Facebook:

“So the water line will be put in place next week.
However, although the city passed our gas hookup ( in July) we were informed that the gas line had been abandoned. So we need a new gas line to the property. The Poodle has no luck.
We replaced my mothers rosewood table with a bowling alley floor table which actually looks pretty good.
I am very disappointed with the City so if you wish to call Bowser and ask her to get the city to help open this restaurant before I go bankrupt I would appreciate it.

Happy holiday to everyone,
Thanks for your support. m

and in reply to a comment:

“It was months. But I just had to go thru the process.

Then when my gas lines were all in we were approved and they put in the meter then two months later took it out

Then last month came to replace the meter with a residential meter. Then they told me they had closed the line. So f*cked again

Sorry for my language”

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Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She 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), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1419 Decatur St NW
Legal Subdivision: 16th St Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: 16th Street Heights
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $795,000.
List Price at Contract: $795,000.
List Date: 11/16/2015
Days on Market: 17
Settled Sales Price: $785,000.
Seller Subsidy: $29,000.
Settlement Date: 1/04/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

In the second half of 2015, the NW DC neighborhood of 16th Street Heights saw 27 sales of detached single family homes. For that time period, average price for what typically are large properties with yards has been just shy of $760,000. As of the third quarter of 2015 (Q4 numbers will be released shortly), the average price for detached homes in all of DC was just over $800,000. (more…)