06/13/13 11:30am

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Update from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced that an arrest has been made in connection to the Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed and Burglary I which occurred in the 2700 block of Chesapeake Street, NW.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 am, a subject entered a residence, produced a Taser, and attempted to sexually assault an adult female before fleeing. It has been learned that the suspect knew the victim.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 58-year-old Paul Mannina of Ashton, Maryland, was charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed and Burglary I while Armed.

06/06/13 11:00am

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The crime reported in Forest Hills yesterday has gotten even more disturbing. MPD issued a crime alert this morning:

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed and Burglary I which occurred in the 2700 block of Chesapeake Street, NW.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 am, an unknown subject entered a residence, produced a Taser, and attempted to sexually assault the adult female before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’6” in height, approximately 180 pounds, grey hair, approximately 50 years of age; wearing a black T shirt, blue jeans, and possibly driving a red vehicle.

Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of these suspects is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

06/05/13 1:30pm

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From MPD:

Event location: 2700 block of Chesapeake Street, NW

On June 5, 2013, at approximately 10:00 AM,an unknown male suspect knocked on the complainant’s front door. The complainant opened the door and the suspect sprayed pepper spray/mace to the complainant’s face. Next, the suspect struck the complainant in the face with a closed fist. At this time, it appears that nothing was stolen from the complainant’s residence. The suspect made good his escape in a small red vehicle with unknown state registration. Lookout for a White male, 50’s, taller 5-foot-5 in height, grayish brown hair, wearing black t-shirt, blue jeans.

Residents should use caution in opening their doors to unsolicited visitors.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

06/03/13 1:30pm


Museum Minute is written by Elle O’Flaherty. Elle lives in Mt. Pleasant.

Outdoor Movie Screening at Hillwood Estate on Friday

Have you been to Hillwood Estate? This Friday night might be the perfect time to go when Hillwood hosts Divas Outdoors, a screening of Queen Bee in conjunction with Capitol Pride week.  Drinks will be for sale and competitive picnicking is on tap with a prize for the best/most lavish set-up.  Tickets are $15 ($10 under 18) and include entry to the mansion [4155 Linnean Avenue, NW]


Snuggled up against Rock Creek Park, Hillwood would make a great daytime date or interesting brunch spot as the cafe serves lunch and adult beverages.  I can’t vouch for the food, but it’d certainly be off the beaten path.  The lavish grounds and mansion are a photographer’s paradise with a 50′s era Mad Men-style putting green, Japanese garden, Russian house, and creepily elaborate pet cemetery, among many others.  Inside, the mansion is a monument to what a person buys when she’s run out of things to buy.  If super lavish gardens and Faberge eggs aren’t your thing, you might want to skip this one.  Otherwise, this is an often overlooked gem that’s worth it for a walk around the grounds alone.
05/09/13 4:00pm


Thanks to a reader for sending word that the massive renovation at 2867 Tilden St, NW was completed.


You like the way it turned out. Here’s an image from google street view to give an idea of what it used to look like:

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It went under contract with a listing price of $2,195,000. You can see what it looks like on the inside here.

And nearby the reader sends in some awesome house porn from 2604 Tilden Pl, NW. Check out this virtual tour. It’s yours for $2,495,000.


4532 Broad Branch Road Northwest

This rental is located at 4532 Broad Branch Road, NW:

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The listing says:

“Best Nature/City mix. Walk to metro through an easement in 15 minutes, drive or bike to work through Rock Creek Park and avoid traffic. Park setting views from wall to wall windows, deck and balcony. High ceilings and open modern floor plan. Big kitchen with breakfast room. Separate dining room. Tiled walk out basement connects to garage and driveway where you can park 2 or 3 cars. 4 big bedrooms”

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $4,750/Mo.

02/20/13 1:00pm

This house is located at 2965 Brandywine St, NW:

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The listing says:

“Extraordinary renovation/expansion of this 1926 Martha Washington Sears home. Nothing left to do except move in! New wiring, plumbing, insulation, walls, windows, lighting and floors! 6BR/5BA/2HB, 4 levels, formal LR, formal DR, chef’s kitchen, morning/breakfast room with wall of windows! Office and au pair on lower level with separate entrances. Insulated/heated 2 car gar.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/6 bath is going for $1,775,000.

02/08/13 11:00am

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: 3901 Connecticut Ave NW, Unit 212
Legal Subdivision: Forest Hills
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Forest Hills
Original List Price: $344,000
List Price at Contract: $344,000
List Date: 11/27/2012
Days on Market: 15
Settled Sales Price: $356,000
Seller Subsidy: $0
List to Net Sales Price Ratio: 103.49%
Settled price per square foot: $430.
Settlement Date: 1/30/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.

Forest Hills is largely populated by multi unit properties built as grand apartment buildings in the 1920’s and 1930’s, many of which made it in to historian James Goode’s notable “Best Addresses” book. While some remain rental apartment buildings, a good number have been converted to cooperatives or condo ownership.

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This rental is located at 4701 Connecticut Avenue, NW:

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The listing says:

“This unit has a huge, private patio/garden and is located in walking distance to the Van Ness Metro! Parking included!Convenient to Rock Creek Park. Unique floorplan with modern kitchen (double fridge, double dishwasher), dining-room with marble flooring, pergo floors in living areas. Glassblock walls. Renovated bathrooms & powder-room.”

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,400/Mo.

11/30/12 1:00pm

This condo is located at 3901 Connecticut Avenue, NW:

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The listing says:

“Grand 2001 RENOVATION Spacious rooms on sunny side bathed in hours of LIGHT! Granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless appl add to UPBEAT feel! 9 ft ceilings, lg bedrom, Roomy newly tiled bath, 24/7 Gym, bike room, storage, BEAUTIFUL wide Lobby. 3 Blks to Cleve Pk Metro & Activities. close to Rock Creek Pk, 3 Blks to Van Ness too Sets Back from Conn w/Courtyard Quiet dog inside +”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $344,000 ($360 monthly condo fee.)