07/18/14 10:55am

DC8353596 - Front of building

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Featured Property: 2401 H St NW #204
Legal Subdivision: Foggy Bottom
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Foggy Bottom
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: On-site Rent, Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage: 898
Original List Price: $419,000.
List Price at Contract: $419,000.
List Date: 5/20/2014
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $425,000.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $473.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 7/2/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Yes, despite the $922. monthly fee, this building is actually condo ownership and not co-op. The building was built in 1960 and has an elevator, and a roof deck, and a 24 hour front desk person…all expensive from a maintenance and monthly fee perspective. Additionally, the fee includes gas, and electricity (as well as the typical water/sewer, common area maintenance, master insurance, management, and reserve funds) .

Many PoPville commenters to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post were not particularly impressed. The unit sold above list in a week anyway.

This is the highest priced sale in this building to date. The next highest sale was for $401,068. in 2005, for the same tier layout one floor up. The last 2 bedroom unit to sell in the building was in August 2013 at $320,000.

There are currently two 1 bedroom units actively for sale in the building (priced at $295,000. and $339,000) , and one 1 bedroom under contract (listed at $320,000.)

The listing agent was Aditya Bhat of Tristate Premier Realty,LLC. Monir Dellawar, also of Tristate Premier Realty, LLC was the designated representative of the buyer.

07/16/14 12:55pm

DC8399779 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 700 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Extraordinary “On-The-Point” unit at Watergate South with 3,250 sf of interior space plus full wrap-around balcony. Unit has been configured to allow for exceptional entertaining and living space while taking advantage of the spectacular views found from every floor-to-ceiling window. Other features include custom wine bar with Lalique glass panels, wine storage, Siematic kitchen, 3 car pkg.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $3,400,000 ($6,517 monthly fee.)

07/14/14 11:45am

endless_appetizer
Photo via TGIFridays

@eslashe tweets us this link from Craigslist LET ME FEED YOU POTATO SKINS (TGI Friday’s Foggy Bottom):

“Over the last month, we’ve all gotten used to standing around with strangers in bars after work, sharing in the spectacle of the World Cup, and bonding over our shared love of friendly competition and Michael Ballack.

But after this weekend, what will we do now to become friends with strangers? How can we keep these collective good vibes rolling? I don’t care what your skinny friend says: We’re not going to get excited about the Tour de France, even if they start showing it on all the screens at the Big Hunt.

I suggest we look to ourselves. I suggest we look to America. I suggest we share Endless Appetizers at TGI Friday’s.

This Monday, July 14, let’s say around 6-ish, let’s all go to the Foggy Bottom TGI Friday’s.

We will order one plate of Loaded Potato Skins. We will order no other solid foods, because this plate will be endless. You will order beer. I will order a whiskey soda. An intern in a dress will order white wine. Someone will order a frozen rita and feel regret.

You, me, and dozens of our best friends, sharing one order of food THAT I WILL PAY FOR, all night long. Ten dollars American, feeding the masses.

It’s a bit like Jesus, isn’t it? No surprise there. Because this is America.”

For more information: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/07/tgi-fridays-casual-dining-restaurants-endless-appetizers/12211381/
Noteworthy passage:

Fridays will respect whatever tack customers take — even if it bends the rules of the promotion. “No one should be embarrassed for coming into Fridays and ordering whatever they want to order,” he says. “They will not be bawled out. There will be no policing or hand-slapping.”

Ed. Note: TGIFridays website says:

“Buy one appetizer at $10 each (per person) and get free refills on same appetizer. Valid on select items only. At participating restaurants for a limited time. Dine-in only. One offer per person, per visit. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or discount. While supplies last. Tax and gratuity not included. © 2014 TGI Friday’s Inc. Please drink responsibly.”

922 24th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 922 24th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large, bright studio with sexy newer bath and upgraded kitchen. Located on quieter block – across from west side of GWU Hospital, & 1.5 blocks to Metro. In well-run building w/ POOL, 24hr front desk. Rent incl. utilities except cable/internet/phone. No pets. One-time $200 Move-In Fee. Can by shown by any DC-licensed Realtor, or call Weichert Realtors to schedule an appointment in advance.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,675/Mo.

06/12/14 4:45pm

From DDOT:

“There will be a new two-way traffic pattern implemented on New Hampshire Avenue, between M Street and Washington Circle, starting on or about Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

This traffic pattern change is a key milestone as DDOT moves toward the completion of its New Hampshire Avenue Streetscape Project. The new two-way traffic pattern will help facilitate bike travel on the two new bike lanes along the corridor and improve connections for motorists and local businesses.

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be in place to advise drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about the change on this corridor from a one-way to two-way traffic pattern. Travelers who frequent this section of New Hampshire Avenue NW are urged to stay alert and use caution in the area.”

05/22/14 12:55pm

DC8353596 - Front of building

This unit is located at 2401 H Street, NW. The listing says:

“Terrific Value & turn-key ready! Beautifully updated & light-filled 2 BR condo in heart of Foggy Bottom. Panoramic windows in LR, DR & larger BR. Remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, SS appliances & granite counters. 24 hr front desk & roof top deck. Condo fee includes all utilities! Location is unbeatable-walk to metro, GWU, State Dept, World Bank, IMF, Trader Joes & Whole Foods!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $419,000 ($922 monthly fee.)

05/18/14 10:01pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I noticed this sculpture that was recently added to the yard at the house at the corner of New Hampshire Ave and I St. NW.

This house has it all – nice garden, interesting sculpture, and a pretty sweet coffee/mojito balcony, too!

I do kind of wonder if the sculpture is some kind of ancient alien rune, though….”

This is part of Arts In Foggy Bottom Biennial Sculpture Exhibition:

“The 2014 exhi­bi­tion, Sculpted: His­to­ries Revealed, will fea­ture 16 con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures by 15 artists, most nation­ally rec­og­nized. This is the fourth iter­a­tion of the award-winning Arts in Foggy Bot­tom out­door sculp­ture exhibit, one of Washington’s lead­ing pro­grams for pre­sent­ing pub­lic art.”

Close ups of the sculpture after the jump. (more…)

05/07/14 10:22pm

wizards_scam

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to let you know about a fraud case I was involved in earlier today. I met someone from Craigslist at 1pm and purchased two tickets to Friday nights Wizards game. I met the kid at the foggy bottom metro station. As I was walking back to the office, I realized that I had been scammed. So I emailed him from a different email account and pretended to be a different person. He agreed to sell me the exact same tickets that I had just bought. So I called the police and officer G Burgess came and met me. Then we got a plain clothes officer to meet us and they arrested him. The guy is 17 years old and going to be tried as a juvenile. He was taken to juvenile processing.

Apparently, he handed off the $300 I gave him immediately after I paid him. So by the time he was arrested, he didn’t have the money. Here are pictures of what the tickets look like that he sold me.

Someone has now posted a warning message letting people know that they ONLY have electronic tickets to the playoff games and that anyone who tries to sell hard tickets is scamming you.

Craigslist Ads examples (PDF) all from same person.”

Heads up to others buying tickets off Craigslist.