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I’ve been featuring a lot of Crestwood homes as house of the day this week – a good chance to check some in person – from an email:

“CASA KAOS 2015
Crestwood Tour of the Homes to Fund Low Income Housing

Question: Where does the Tour begin?

Answer: At the house EVERYONE (slight hyperbole) is talking about – the new house on Mathewson! You can stop wondering what it looks like inside because Myron and Judy have invited you in!

A few titillating facts:

The house began with a vision for a modern glass house on a hill in the woods and found a life in Crestwood. Their architects and builders created their tree house with open architecture and multiple terraces including an expansive terraced patio.OUTSIDE feast your senses on Asian gardens, a waterfall and a white cedar porch. INSIDE there is even more: European fixtures and appliances and Italian cabinets in the kitchen. The bedroom even has its own terrace with a jacuzzi, lacquered Italian bedroom suite and a TV cabinet with an electronic lift and an Italian bubble soaking tub. Plus the house is “smart”, controlled by mobile phones or i-pads; motorized shades and screens,computerized lighting, and an AV system in every room.Come see it for yourself….

DATE: Oct 25th
TIME: 1 TO 4

WHERE: START HOME: 4226 Mathewson – where you will pay and start the Tour

DONATIONS: All funds raised go to TRANSITIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION – THCdc.org

COST: $20 if you rsvp in advance here. $25 at the door.”

4331 Blagden Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 4331 Blagden Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“EXTRAORDINARY HOME IN THE STYLE OF A GRAND ENGLISH CASTLE IN CRESTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR THE PARK. FORMERLY OWNED BY VARIOUS WASHINGTON NOTABLES. PREVIOUSLY MARKETED AT $1.8 MILLION. HUGE POTENTIAL, IN NEED OF TLC. ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS FROM CLASSIC TIME PERIODS-GRAND STAIRCASES, EXQUISITE TRIMWORK, SOARING CEILINGS. 4 LEVELS. 6000+ SQUARE FEET. 6 BEDROOMS. 2 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS. ESTATE SALE.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,399,900.

1734 Upshur Street Northwest

This house is located at 1734 Upshur Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located in Beautiful CRESTWOOD, this Fully Detached House offers 4Levels of Finished Living with 4Bedrooms/3Full Bathrooms, Light Filled Kitchen/Dining/Living Rooms. Master Bedroom w/large renovated Master Bath and Walk-In Closet. Spacious Outdoor Deck leading to Large Backyard and a Detached 2Car Garage! Easy access to Rock Creek Park and Downtown DC.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $869,000.

From MPD:

“On Monday, December 8, 2014, around 1pm, (6) vehicles were broken into in the 1900 block of Upshur Street, NW. Additionally, a victim was robbed of property by the same subject that broke into the vehicles. The Fourth District Detectives Unit conducted an investigation and were able to quickly obtain an arrest warrant for 18 year old Quinton Battle of the 5800 block of Suitland Road in District Heights, MD. Quinton Battle was arrested by members of the 4D Crime Suppression Team on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. He is currently being held at the DC Jail pending a court hearing.

The detectives are continuing to investigate any other crimes that this subject may have committed. Please continue to call 911 to report suspicious activity.”

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 4512 Argyle Terrace NW
Legal Subdivision: Crestwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Crestwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Garage Basement: Yes, Finished Walkout Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $995,900.
List Price at Contract: $969,500.
List Date: 6/14/2014
Days on Market: 93
Settled Sales Price: $952,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/15/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Comments to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post included much speculation as to whether a change in school boundaries could affect home prices in the Crestwood neighborhood. Since most of the clients I have personally worked with in Crestwood, as well as friends who live in the neighborhood have either a) not had school age kids, or b) have kids in private school, I think it’s unlikely that a change in school boundaries would have much of an effect on prices. In any case, the current school locator continues to show this property within boundary for Wilson High School. You can see the August 2014 final recommendations on the boundary issues here.

The subject property was purchased in February 2014 for $620,000. Unfortunately, there is only an exterior Before pic.

You can see current active listings, pendings, and solds since March 2014 in the Crestwood neighborhood here.

The listing agent was Janette Harvey of Central Properties, LLC. Rob Williams of DC Home Buzz represented the buyer in this transaction.