09/11/13 1:00pm

5030 Linnean Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 5030 Linnean Avenue, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! Spectacular Arts and Crafts style home rebuilt from foundation up in 2000 on nearly one acre, backing up to parkland. Dramatic living room with barrel vaulted ceiling and frieze of maple with walnut inlay. A unique residence for the most discerning purchaser.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $2,995,000.

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

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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]

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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

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

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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.

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