03/12/14 1:00pm

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This house is located at 2815 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“No opens, By appt. Gorgeous renovation of a large 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome featuring high ceilings, crown molding, original windows/doors, a gourmet kitchen and a multi-level patio and garden. The master suite includes a fireplace, a large walk-in closet and beautiful master bathroom. Finished 460 sq ft lower level with bedroom/den, full bathroom and two entrances.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,595,000.

03/12/14 12:00pm

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2622 P Street, NW

A reader asks:

“Do you know anything about the restaurant going in on P and 27th in georgetown??”

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Another reader sent a brief description from a craigslist ad:

“We are opening a restaurant in the neighborhood part of Georgetown. The restaurant’s main focus is high quality tea and coffee service with plated desserts and light fares.
We are hiring for servers and cooks.
All applicants need to have or be able to pass Servsafe.
Cooks will need to have a passion for pastry work along with savory applications.”

Their twitter page says:

“After Peacock Room
A new tea house and cafe in Georgetown featuring fine teas, espresso, and small plates of delectable cuisine.”

And here’s a peek in the window from a few weeks ago:

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And here’s how it used to look:

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03/07/14 1:00pm

3030 K Street, NW

Rounding out house porn week is this unit from 3030 K Street, NW. The listing says:

“Luxury abounds in this truly stunning 4,100+ sq.ft. penthouse w/ over $3M+ in high-end updates & sweeping 180 degree views of the Potomac River. A masterpiece featuring gourmet chefs kitchen, master suite w/ his/hers BA & walk-in closets, 2nd BR w/ en-suite BA, 2.5 additional BA, grand living room/dining room w/ sweeping views of river, maids room, almost 1,000 sq.ft. terrace, & 2 car parking.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/4.5 bath is going for $4,995,000 ($6,718 monthly fee.)

03/03/14 12:00pm

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3050 K Street, NW (entrance at 31st Street and the waterfront)

From a press release:

“James Beard award-winning chef, Fabio Trabocchi, opened his third D.C. restaurant, Fiola Mare cucina di pesce, at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown on Friday evening, February 21. Like his flagship restaurant Fiola, Fiola Mare offers world-class hospitality and service complete with a one of a kind view of the Potomac River. The new waterfront seafood restaurant evokes the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean.

“Our inspiration comes from the coastal restaurants that dot the entire Italian peninsula, on the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts. The foundation of Fiola Mare is the highest quality seafood available today – from lobsters, oysters, local and imported fish, sustainable Italian caviar, hand made pastas, Italian wines and Italian inspired cocktails – the sum of it all is simplicity, purity, natural flavors and elegance,” says Trabocchi. “The idea of the restaurant and the waterfront location are inseparable.”

With the Potomac River as the focal point, seating is arranged to offer maximum exposure to the river views, including four private dining rooms, an all-season glass enclosed veranda and select seasonal tables aligning the boardwalk. The open kitchen layout, the Seafood Market Counter display and a mixology station showcase the attention to detail and importance of the guests’ experience. (more…)

02/26/14 1:00pm

3318 Reservoir Road Northwest

This house is located at 3318 Reservoir Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“First showings Open Sunday 2/23- Masterful Georgetown renovation by Dale Overmyer. Gourmet kitchen w/ top of the line appliances & finishes. Large, sunny bedrooms w/ marble baths. Lower level recreation room, kitchen and 4th bedroom. Side patio with staircase to rear yard. 2 car assigned parking. Located in the heart of Georgetown, just off of Wisconsin and Reservoir Road.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,698,000.

02/26/14 12:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

“BOURBON STEAK Hosts Pappy Van Winkle Dinner

WHAT: This St. Patrick’s Day BOURBON STEAK is excited to host a very special St. Pappy’s Day dinner, featuring five vintages of the sought-after Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.

Head Bartenders Jamie MacBain and Duane Sylvestre will be pouring the Van Winkle Reserve, as well as the 10, 15, 20 and 23 year vintages. Each taste will be paired with a course created by Executive Chef John Critchley to complement the Bourbon.

Guests at the dinner will gain insight into Pappy Van Winkle’s distilling history and its contribution to Bourbon culture in the United States.

WHEN: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The private dining room at BOURBON STEAK

BOURBON STEAK is Chef Michael Mina’s modern American steakhouse located in the Four Seasons Hotel at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington,

RESERVATIONS: The dinner is priced at $300 per person and includes all pours of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and a five-course dinner. Price is exclusive of tax and gratuity.”