This house is located at 4130 Arkansas Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Early modernist townhouse by prominent DC architects Berla and Abel. Less than 1 mile to Metro. More than 2,100 sq. ft. over 3 levels with glassed-enclosed balcony. 2 bed/2 bath. Open office space can be turned back into 3rd br. Large open living-dining. Original architectural details. 2 brick and stone fireplaces . Zen backyard w/ carport. Custom insulated windows throughout.”
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.”
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).”
“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.”