4550 Broad Branch Road Northwest

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”

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This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for a cool $2,000,000.

4545 Linnean Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 4545 Linnean Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“NOT grandma’s Tudor! Handsome 1930 stone classic with modern soul, flooded w/light. 6 BR, 4FBa, 2HBA. Meticulous ’05 interior redo. Open floor plan. Spa-like MBA.Gourmet Kit w/top appliances, counters, cabinets, granite. Children’s/media rm and fam rm off kit. 3 Fpls, hdwd flrs. LL fam rm+ bonus rm. Writer’s nook w/view!”

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This 6 bed/4 full bath/2 half bath is going for $1,949,000.

DC8344174 - Exterior (Front)

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.”

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This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,595,000.


From an email:

“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″

This is pretty cool – from DDOE:

“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.”

Faberges Workshop

From a press release:

“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…)

4707 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 4707 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Charming light filled 1 bedroom in beautiful building, offers fantastic open & sunny space w/ walls of windows in the bedroom & solarium, extra space for den, hardwood floors throughout, lovely french doors, & beautifully updated kitchen w/ granite counter tops & custom cabinets. Building offers front desk concierge. Walking distance to Van Ness Metro, shopping & restaurants A Must See!”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

5030 Linnean Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 5030 Linnean Avenue, Northwest:


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.”

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