04/18/14 10:55am

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Featured Property: 2815 Q St NW
Legal Subdivision: Georgetown
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Georgetown
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Basement: Yes, Fully finished Ownership: Fee simple
Living Square Footage per tax record: 2010
Original List Price: $1,595,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,595,000.
List Date: 3/4/2014
Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $1,770,000
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/7/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Although sometimes it seems like the majority of DC real estate is out of reach financially to a large majority of residents, the reality is that homes selling between $1,000,000. and $2,500,000. generally make up approximately 8-10% of the market. As the price points go up, that share goes down substantially.

According to RBI, which is the statistics arm of MRIS, the only zip code in the District of Columbia with a median sold price point over $1,000,000. is 20007 (Georgetown/Burleith). The next highest median sold price (probably evened out by the large volume of co-op and condo units in the area) can be found in 20015 (Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase) at $870,000.

The median sold price as of March 2014 for the entire city is $473,125. The lowest median sold price is in zip code 20032 (Congress Heights) at $127,500.

The listing agent was Nancy Taylor Bubes of Washington Fine Properties.

04/16/14 4:25pm

1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This space is the former Ralph Lauren’s Rugby and Cafe which closed in Feb. 2013.

From an email:

Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, an importer of stylish handmade furnishings, is excited to announce that we are relocating to a new larger space situated much closer to the city in the heart of Georgetown, DC at 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The new store will showcase more of our unique furniture in the huge 7,000-square-foot space. With a rotating stock of over 6,000 items, we offer a wide selection of hardwood furniture pieces that have been hand-painted, carved and stained by local craftsmen in India and Indonesia. Nadeau’s unique looks have kept loyal customers coming back to our Alexandria store for the past 2 years and our 21 other retail locations for over 20 years. Once to-the-trade only Nadeau opened to the public–offering its low wholesale prices to everyone. We are very excited to offer more hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind furniture items to the thriving and exciting city of Georgetown!

WHO: Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul
WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20007
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 8pm

Stop by and browse our unique furniture and meet the store manager, Vecente Murray. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you at the new space soon.”

04/06/14 10:05pm

1624 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Could be a little hidden gem – it’s easy to miss the small space underneath Duo boutique in Georgetown. I was surprised to learn they opened up back in Nov. 2013 soft opened March 14th. Their website says:

“When you visit Simply Banh Mi, you’re in for a treat. Experience our authentic array of Vietnamese offerings, freshly baked baguettes, and mouthwatering smoothies. Our chefs base their recipes off of the famous author Diana My Tran of “The Vietnamese Cookbook” and “The Asian Diet” for their creative combinations of spices and sauces. Weekly menu specials offer unique flavors and pairings.

Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoils you and focuses on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations.

Simply Banh Mi is the perfect destination for a quick authentic meal, whether a lunch for one or a catered event. We serve dinner 7 nights a week.”

You can see their menu here.


04/02/14 1:00pm

3264 S Street Northwest

This house is located at 3264 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“This charming detached house in the East Village offers 2-level living, large south lot level w/ house. Gardens, pool, garden views from new gourmet kitchen, dining room and library. 7 brs, including 2-room suite on entry w/ full ba. 5 bra, 3 bas up, large master with deck & sitting room. Storage. PARKING.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 7 bed/4 full bath/2 half bath is going for $3,200,000.

04/02/14 10:30am

2622 P Street, NW

A couple of weeks ago a reader asked about who was going into the former consignment store space at 27th and P St, NW. At that time we learned it would be a new cafe focusing on tea, coffee and pastries. Their website says:

“AFTER PEACOCK ROOM is a fine dining cafe located in Georgetown, Washington DC. We provide excellent coffees and teas with fine pastries and savory light meals.

The design is a modern interpretation of Peacock Room: Harmony of Blue and Gold, created by James McNeal Whistler in 1877.

We hope to be a shelter where you can come to escape the hectic outside world for a little while.

We are open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-7pm.

Check out the menu: after-peacock-room-menu (PDF)



03/31/14 4:30pm

3222 M Street, NW

The Georgetown location follows openings in Columbia Heights and Friendship Heights.

From a press release:

“DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse will soon open a new store in Georgetown on M Street.

Shoppers will be amazed at the 22,000 square feet space full of women’s and men’s shoes, not to mention hundreds of accessories and handbags. More than 26,000 pairs of shoes will fill the space and associates are already thrilled to open the doors.

The new store on M Street marks the 5th DSW store in the Washington DC area, and will employ 25-40 full time and part time associates.

Doors open Thursday, April 10th at 10 a.m.

Store details: 3222 M Street NW
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm”

03/28/14 3:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From a press release:

“The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) welcomes the announcement earlier today that the D.C. Government’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will begin accepting applications for four licenses beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Georgetown is a popular commercial destination with more than 120 restaurants, cafes and bakeries in addition to over 300 stores, salons and galleries. Welcoming new, high-quality restaurants is an important part of sustaining Georgetown’s status as a world-renowned neighborhood.

The ABRA announcement covers one tavern license and three restaurant licenses. The tavern license is only available to an existing restaurant located in the Georgetown Historic District. The three new restaurant licenses stem from a license class change and from cancellations of previous or existing licenses. (more…)