This home is on Fessenden St, NW. The listing says:
“Simply Impressive. New home in Forest Hills on the perfect homesite, sitting high above the street with two historic trees in the front yard. An amazing Dutch Colonial w stained cedar shake and stone exterior. Circular sunroom, secret reading nook, mature plantings, fenced yard and private patio. Detached garage, finished rec-rm and attic. Decorated by nationally recognized P Four.”
This house is located at 3020 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“First time on the market in 60 years! What an amazing opportunity to renovate or build your own dream home in the much desired Forest Hills Neighborhood. This home overlooks Soapstone Park and you will only have a neighbor on one side. You are 1/4 mile from Van Ness Metro and minutes from Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Downtown DC. AS-IS only please. Please follow showing instructions to view.”
This rental is located at 4701 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Charming and spacious 1 Bedroom apartment features granite counter tops, stainless appliances, kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of counter space. Large pantry, closets, and lots of light. Large bathroom with whirlpool tub. This unit is located at the historic Truman House and is in walking distance to the Van Ness Metro. Parking is also available for rent. Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome.”
Today while on a walk through Rock Creek Park, I came across an enormous, beautiful Tudor house on the corner of Linnean Ave and Tilden St. It looked like it could be a swanky private prep school until we got closer and realized it was abandoned and in a total state of disrepair.
After some Googling we discovered that this is the Morris House, originally home to former socialite and “unofficial host of the city” Edgar Morris and his wife Beronica. Even more intriguingly, it was purchased by the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1973 and has been owned by the DRC since. It served as the ambassador’s residence until 1995, when the ambassador lost his post – but he continued to live there until 2005 as a caretaker.
Since then, it has been empty and unused, though there are holes in the fences and windows that suggest it has been explored. It was designated a historic DC site in March 2010.
Here and here are more pictures. The address is 4001 Linnean Ave NW. There is a new-ish looking dumpster and portapotty on the grounds, so I’m not sure if there’s work being done.
I thought you might be interested in this – or possibly know more? I’d love to hear it if you do!”
This house is located at 4550 Broad Branch Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Modern contemporary home sits on an open, half-acre parcel that enjoys both direct sunshine and the shade of the forest canopy of Rock Creek Park. 360 degree views from living room. A 2010 renovation has hand-selected finishes and state-of-the-art systems to the rooms within. 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal living/dining room. Geo-thermal heating/cooling system. $500 credit if settlement is at KVS”
This house is located at 2813 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Fantastic Forest Hills home, nestled in the trees, overlooking Italian Ambassador’s home. Special unique site w/beautiful, private views, but close to shops, Metro & Downtown. Thru center-hall, recent eat-in K & all new BAs; main lev large LR & DR, fam room/office plus powder rm; 4-5 BRs up, 3 full BAs plus extra rooms; lower lev au pair suite. Lovely garden & 2-car pkg.”
“Family Movie Night: Create Feature This Friday, May 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hillwood
Just $5 for the film, art activity, picnicking in the gardens, and more
What: Family Movie Night: Creature Feature
Embark on an animal adventure as you enjoy short films featuring all sorts of fun and furry creatures including magical monsters, garden critters, barnyard animals, and family pets. Picnic in the gardens, explore the estate on an animal art safari, and make your own work of art: a gold box decorated with animals inspired by Hillwood’s decorative art.
Enjoy screenings of these fun, family-friendly shorts:
· Leonardo the Terrible Monster (2007, 8 min, ALA Notable Video; KidsFirst! Short Film Award)
· Diary of a Spider (2006, 9 min, ALA Notable Video; 2006 Capitol Choices Best Titles List; Best Short Film London Children’s Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Wild and Scenic Film Festival)
· Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (2008, 8 min, ALA Notable Video)
· Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (2001, 10 min, ALA Notable Video; Silver Remi Award, Worldfest Houston; BAMmie – Best Animated Short Film, BAMKids Film Festival; Finalist, USA Film Festival)
· Chicken Little (2010, 9 min, ALA Notable Video)
· Children Make Terrible Pets (2011, 8 min)
· Bark, George (2003, 6 min, ALA Notable Video; Gold Star – Special Jury Award, 2004 Worldfest-Houston; Best Short Animation Classic, 2004 IFFF)
When: Friday, May 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Stroll the Mansion and Gardens, picnic, take part in the art activity
7-8 p.m.: Film screening
Where: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Price: $5 per person, free for children under age 3″
“The District of Columbia has begun work to “daylight” 1,600 linear feet of stream in northwest Washington, DC. This is the first time that stream daylighting, the act of uncovering waterways previously piped in an effort to restore natural habitat, has been undertaken in the District. The stream that is being restored originates from a spring on National Park Service land off Connecticut Avenue and flows to a bridge near the intersection of 36th Street, NW and Nevada Avenue, NW. At this point, the stream enters a pipe which flows beneath Broad Branch Road until the water comes again to the surface as Broad Branch, a tributary to Rock Creek.”
“With spring finally in full swing, Hillwood’s Fabergé Egg Family Festival celebrates its arrival in traditional Russian style on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Spring bulbs will be blooming across the estate, with Hillwood-grown pansies bringing an array of color to the Lunar Lawn just in time for this annual family favorite, featuring programs, music, art, and activities for all ages. The Fabergé Egg Family Festival is funded in part by the Bonnie Mapelli Youth Education Fund. All of Hillwood’s 2014 festivals are supported by a grant from the Sally Foss and James Scott Hill Foundation. (more…)