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Update: “Today, Mayor Bowser issued the following statement regarding the violent confrontation outside of the Turkish ambassador’s house on Tuesday, May 16:

“What we saw yesterday – a violent attack on a peaceful demonstration – is an affront to DC values and our rights as Americans. I strongly condemn these actions and have been briefed by Chief Newsham on our response. The Metropolitan Police Department will continue investigating the incident and will work with federal partners to ensure justice is served.”

Thanks to all who tweeted us.

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Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2126 Connecticut Ave NW #42
Legal Subdivision: Kalorama
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Kalorama
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street & Off Site Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $1,595,000. List Price at Contract: $1,500,000.
List Date: 9/06/2016 Days on Market: 204
Settled Sales Price: $1,375,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/28/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

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Located in the recently much mentioned Kalorama neighborhood, the Dresden is a Harry Wardman-built “Best Addresses” building. “Best Addresses” is the coffee table book owned by every downtown DC real estate office and was written by historian James M. Goode detailing histories of 162 Washingtonian apartment, co-op, and condo buildings. (more…)

1832 Biltmore St NW #6

This unit is located at 1832 Biltmore Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Classic Style Meets Modern Must Haves* True 2 BR* Gracious Floor Plan* Soaring Ceilings* Wood Floors* Beautiful Moldings & French Doors* Updated Chef’s KIT* Waterworks Bathroom* Central AC * In Unit W/D* Gorgeous Common Gardens* Extra Storage* Low Fee Incl Property Taxes & Heat! No Underlying Mortgage! Top Location! * METRO* Tons of Dining, Nightlife, Shopping* Open Sun 3/12 1-4pm”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1,000 square food 2 bed/1 bath is going for $524,900 ($681 monthly fee.)

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse and a Burglary One offense that occurred in the 2300 block of California Street, Northwest.

On Friday, March 3, 2017, at approximately 10:30 pm, the suspect entered the victim’s home in an unknown manner and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a male. No further description is available at this time. MPD is asking the community for assistance in further describing or identifying the suspect. Anyone who may have information relating to this crime is asked to contact MPD immediately.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

WTOP reported:

“The man bound the woman’s hands and blindfolded her before raping her, the police report said. The man also robbed her of some of her items.”

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Photo credit: HomeVisit

From a press release:

“A 25,197-square-foot lot has just hit the market for $5.6 million, next door to the French Ambassador’s residence. Known for its lavish parties and famous neighbors, the French government is selling the unused land. The available lot is a combination of three parcels, totaling just over one-half acre of property. The lot borders Kalorama Circle NW. Alex Venditti of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Dupont/Logan Circle office has the co-listing.

“This is the first time in four decades that I’m aware of when residentially zoned, raw land has been available for purchase in Kalorama and is being offered on the open market,” said Vendetti.

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Photo credit: HomeVisit

The residence and property located at 2221 Kalorama Road was acquired by France in 1936. Built in 1911 and designed by Parisian architect Viscount Jules Henri de Sibour, the home was designed for large-scale entertaining. After its construction, the adjacent lots were purchased for added privacy. In 1941, under a new ambassador, additional lots were purchased that overlooked Kalorama Circle. (more…)

2070 Belmont Rd NW

This rental is located at 2070 Belmont Road, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1750 / 1br – Luxury 1BR w/ hardwood & great closet space!

This one bedroom features real hardwood floors, a granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, and much MORE!

Located at 2070 Belmont Rd NW, between the Kalorama, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, the Park Crest offers a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom homes with amenities including storage units, a bike room, and a rooftop deck with spectacular views of the National Cathedral and Rock Creek Park!

The rent includes ALL utilities. You can’t beat this price in this neighborhood!”

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Thanks to all who sent links – yesterday Washingtonian reported:

“multiple real-estate sources say Trump and husband Jared Kushner will move into 2449 Tracy Pl, NW, in Kalorama. That will put the couple less than two blocks from the Obamas, who will reportedly move here post-White House.”

According to Redfin the property sold for $5,500,000 on December 22nd. Take a tour here.

1831-california-st-nw

This unit is located at 1831 California St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Beautiful & spacious second floor 2 bedroom & one and a half bath updated condominium in Kalorama. Located in the front of the building w/ south facing windows with plenty of natural sunlight! Custom cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large master suite w/ ample closet space! Hardwood floors throughout! Located just blocks from everything! Open Sat & Sun!!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $599,000 ($423 monthly fee.)

2206-decatur-pl-nw

This house is located at 2206 Decatur Pl, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“The Coach House” Extraordinary detached carriage house w 2/3 BD & 2.5 BA. Chef’s kitchen w 6-burner gas range. Great light, hardwood floors. Renovated in 2012 w/ spa-like bathrooms, 3rd BR/dressing rm, elegant brick patio & landscaped garden. Located in the heart of Embassy Row. Steps to Dupont shops/dining, Dupont Circle Metro & parking for 2+ cars! Luxury condo alternative!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,249,000.