3435 Holmead Pl

This house is located at 3435 Holmead Pl, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1499 Comfy & Bright w/ All Utilities Included in Columbia Heights

Now offering a generous discount for a live-on courtesy police office, please call for details.

Nestled in the heart of Columbia Heights, Holmead Apartments has the best of both worlds. Enjoy all the perks of Columbia Heights at a price you can afford. Living here places you just steps away from Giant, DC shopping and an eclectic host of restaurants! The community is located 1 block to the Yellow and Green Metro lines, making getting around a breeze. Come and meet your new home today!


To apply please bring your Photo ID, 2 most recent paystubs, 45 Application Fee and 150 Reservation Fee (goes towards your first month’s rent) in check or money order (more…)

3306 11th Street, NW

Lots of readers have been reporting:

“I noticed yesterday that the laundromat and Chinese carryout on the corner of 11th and Lamont were closed. Any word of what might be going in there or why they finally closed?”

Now all businesses on this little strip are closed (including El Latino bakery that closed back in 2015.) When I posted about the laundromat closing last month, I got some tips that a big development was coming but no real details. Anyone hear any scuttlebutt? I imagine it’s going to become something like The Coupe building up the block with a restaurant on the ground floor and condos/apartments on top. Stay tuned.

11th and Lamont Street, NW



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Featured Property: 2801 Sherman Ave, NW
Legal Subdivision: Columba Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Full 2 Half Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $949,999. List Price at Contract: $949,999.
List Date: 2/7/2017 Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $945,000.
Seller Subsidy: $2000.
Settlement Date: 3/16/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Listed during the freakishly Spring-like February, this fee simple new construction townhome on busy Sherman Avenue was under contract in just over a week. In addition to being turn key brand new, which is highly appealing to current DC home buyers, it also features a separate unit with “strong revenue generating potential” (per the listing language). (more…)

Sherman and Girard St, NW courtesy The Hilltop

From an email:

“The Hilltop, a neighborhood spot on Sherman and Girard, is opening for brunch this Saturday at 10:30! We’ll have lots of local goodness–Gordy’s Bloody Marys, Bullfrog Bagels, Compass coffee, and some delicious breakfast tacos too.”

Full menu after the jump. (more…)

1248 Fairmont Street, NW

This is the spot we spoke about back in December.

The Mansarte’s website says:


The Mansarte is boutique 5-unit condominium development located in the heart of Columbia Heights at 1248 Fairmont Street, NW. All units feature high-end finishes and thoughtful designs, all have outdoor space and a shared roof deck, and parking is available.

Two 1 bedroom / 1 bath units
Two 3 bedroom / 3.5 bath units
One Penthouse 3 bedroom / 3 bath

The Mansarte project is a conversion of a Grand Victorian on premium, extra wide corner lot into five luxurious condominiums. The lower level will feature two (1bd/1bth) units, each with an outdoor space and back patio. The main, first, and second floors will each feature 1800 sqf (3bd/3.5bth) condos. Each unit will have outdoor space whether it is a wrap-around porch or balcony on top. Also, all units will have access to a shared roof deck and indoor secured parking.

Units are not yet registered with the Department of Housing and Community Development, Rental Conversion and Sale Division. No units will be offered for sale prior to Registration.”


More after the jump. (more…)


A reader reports:

“Came out to a bullet hole in my windshield and the .45 cal bullet sitting neatly implanted in my dash board on the corner of 15th and Harvard this morning.

From the impact angle on the dash and condition of the bullet looks like this was a stray bullet shot in the air that happened to land on my car. Went out to my car at 11pm last night and it was fine then, but when I came out at 7 am this morning I found the bullet on the dash so happened sometime overnight. ”


3240 Hiatt Pl NW #5

This unit is located at 3240 Hiatt Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Modern design meets classic elegance in these 1 and two bedroom condos. Unique floor plan features quartz countertops, sleek cabinets, and hardwood floors throughout. Dubbed a ~Walkers Paradise~, these condos provide everything from restaurants and bars to museums and shopping all a stones throw away! Parking is available and pets are allowed. More units available.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1404 sq ft. 2 bed/2 bath is going for $750,000 ($305 monthly fee.)