“With one-year to go, President & Mrs. O still have not settled on a Washington home; Kalorama, Embassy Row areas said to be favored…The Obamas will stay in Washington until Sasha (who turns 15 this year) finishes high school”
This house is located at 2034 20th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“This remarkable property is part of the Kalorama Triangle Historic district & is currently home to an Embassy. This victorian style 5 story residence feat. 7 fireplaces, over 9,000 finished interior sqft., 19 spacious rooms, 6 bathrooms, high ceilings & grand entrance foyer. Potential for luxurious multi-family or condo conversion. Zoned R5D.”
Today’s rental is just for fun. It’s located at 2029 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“One-of-a-kind half-floor residence in one of Washington’s preeminent buildings. 3 exposures offer magnificent light & views in this warm yet distinguished home. Exquisite custom molding & hardwood floors adorn grand entertaining spaces, gourmet kitchen carries Viking appl., & 5 bedrooms incl. a palatial master suite. 2 secure parking spaces, 24hr concierge, & steps to the finest DC has to offer.”
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Featured Property: 2311 Connecticut Ave NW #B5
Legal Subdivision: Kalorama
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Kalorama
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $527.37
Square Footage: 564 Original List Price: $275,000.
List Price at Contract: $275,000.
List Date: 09/18/15
Days on Market: 17 Settled Sales Price: $265,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settled Price per square foot: $470.
Settlement Date: 11/9/15
Transaction type: Standard
Commenters to the original Good Deal or Not post generally seemed to think this was a decent deal at the list price. It ultimately sold for $10,000. less than list price, making it an even better deal for this lower level unit. (more…)
Today’s rental is located at 2032 Belmont Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Studio apartment in The Valley Vista Condominium. Open floor plan w/dining area, fully equipped kitchen;sleeping alcove designed for queen size mattress and frame; big walk-in closet with custom built-ins; wood floors; good light. Front desk building; laundry on first floor; private storage bin. $150 move in fee; $500 refundable security deposit to condo for move in. $50 credit app fee. No pets.”
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the former Pines of Florence space turning into a new Japanese restaurant called Ogawa. While they (owners of the incredibly awesome Sushi Capitol on Capitol Hill) had hoped to open many months ago – we actually have real progress. They’ve applied for a liquor license that says:
“Traditional Japanese Sushi and Washoku Sushi in addition to fish and vegetable. Seating capacity of 56 and Total Occupancy Load of 75.”
I’ve emailed the owners to get a new opening date – standby. A peek inside is very promising (to my mural loving heart):
The Friends of Mitchell Park (23rd St and S St, NW) are having a photo contest to celebrate a beautiful city park. Yeah!
However, they advertised their contest by stapling(!!) advertisements to city trees all around Dupont Circle. Not only is it against DC regulations to advertise on public property or permanently affix anything to trees, it’s quite ironic and sad to see a group celebrate one public good by desecrating another.
Note that they taped, not stapled ads on the trees in their park, so they knew that stapling ads to trees is harmful.
Anytime tree bark is pierced, even by staples, it creates an entry point for disease and parasites. Our street trees have a tough enough life without a pro-park group stabbing them with ads.
I’ve removed and trashed all the tree-stapled ads I could find. I hope others will do the same.”
This unit is located at 2311 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“FIRST OPEN SUNDAY 12 -2. Gorgeous Kalorama “Best Addresses” building! Lower level 1 bedroom condo with newly refinished HWF, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen with gas stove, updated bath, x-storage, bike room. Landscaped building roof terrace with gas grill, herb garden & panoramic views. Easy pivot point to Dupont, Adams Morgan & Woodley Park. Fee includes all utilities & cable. Pets Welcome!”
This rental is located at 2015 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Stylish studio in fabulous Kalorama/Dupont Circle location. This 3rd floor unit features a beautiful kitchen with marble counters and vintage modern lights, wood floors, new windows and a renovated bathroom. This home also offers a private balcony that offers sweeping views of downtown. Dupont Circle is moments away, as are restaurants, health clubs, daily need retail and more. Do not miss!”