720 L Street, SE in 2010

Big (lower) Barracks Row news from Washington Business Journal:

“Gaunoux, who has partnered with Mark Brody and Chris Chambers (of H Street NE’s Biergarten Haus) on this project, described the beer garden as a “one-story structure with a bar and some food,” and perhaps live music. He expects to break ground next week.”

We first heard about this project back in November 2010. It’s located on lower Barracks Row past the bridge towards Navy Yard. Updates as construction progresses.

521 Tennessee Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 521 Tennessee Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Open Sunday 2-4 PM! Warm inviting porch-front home on a friendly block between Lincoln Park and hip H Street, NE corridor. 2 bedrooms + den or convert back to 3 bedrooms. Granite countertops, stainless appliances and separate sun filled breakfast room opening onto deck. Full basement offers more opportunity for additional space. Remember fall back one hour!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $619,500.


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Featured Property: 1357 Emerald St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $599,990.
List Price at Contract: $669,500.
List Date: 9/15/14
Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $669,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/22/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Emerald Street is a one block long enclave between 13th and 14th Streets NE and around the corner from Lovejoy Lofts. It is bounded north and south by F and E Streets NE, so not far off from the H Street activity. It is within a 25 minute walk to three Metro stations (1.5 miles to Union Station, 1.2 miles to Stadium Armory, or 1.1 to Potomac Ave), or easy access to the bus lines along Maryland Avenue, and of course (someday) to the trolleys.

We revisited another sale on this block during the Spring market. My comment on that net $627,500. sale in May 2014 was that “This recent renovation is the highest price paid on the block since 2011. There were two other sales on the block this year, at $502,900. and $571,000.” Currently, 1321 Emerald Street NE, is under contract with a list price of $683,500. The subject property is the highest sale price to date on the block.

The listing agents were Katie Wethman and Bridget Hodge of Keller Williams Realty in McLean, VA. Joan Cromwell of McEnearney Associates, Inc. represented the buyer in this transaction.

1248 C Street Southeast

This rental is located at 1248 C Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Charming one bedroom with fireplace and patio, in townhouse with one other unit.Walk to Eastern Market Metro, Eastern Market and the best of restaurants, the Capitol,Smithsonian and Federal office buildings. Washer-dryer. CAC. Pets case by case.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

119 6th Street Southeast

This house is located at 119 6th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Early house, softer vibe, restored over time, as funds & knowledge permitted family debate over best for the nest one twig at a time – standing still – morning porch, noontime sunshine chasing training-wheels round the south-side windows, peeking in, mom at it again, kitchen commands come wash your hands till 8pm, farmhouse goes sophisticate, Don Draper in dungarees, I’m coming as a location-snob.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $848,500.

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From an email:

“Start your Halloween Festivities at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27 with a screening of the original 1925 silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera (starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry and Rupert Julian) with LIVE musical accompaniment on the historic 1939 pipe organ at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church [421 Seward Square, S.E. (Eastern Market Metro)]by nationally known organist Tom Trenney. Admission is free, though donations to directly support the organ music series are appreciated.

More information here.”

614 9th Street Northeast

This house is located at 614 9th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Love original detail? Charm? That je ne sais quoi? Say no more. Honey oak floors, bay windows, wood-burning FP, arch theme throughout. 3BR up, lovely double vanity bath. Lwr lvl: den, full BA, kitchenette, laundry room/storage, inter. access plus front/back ext. entry. Landscaped front yard. Playground/park across street. Steps to H ST, Trolley, Union Station & Mkt, Eastrn Mkt. Whole Foods coming!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $839,000.

2 6th Street Northeast

This house is located at 2 6th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Yeah, that house. The castle on the Hill. Gracious and elegant living. History happened here! Completely renovated to an extraordinary degree. Distinctive style and design. A traditional Victorian masterpiece with all the comforts of a modern home but with turrets. Views of the Capitol and the Library of Congress. Rental unit brings in $2,000/mo. Close to Metros.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $1,659,000.