1459 S Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1459 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning all new 1200 sq 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxurious Townhouse Condo. Good light from southern exposure, gleaming gourmet kitchen with huge marble island, custom tiled baths, washer/dryer, and the best location in the city!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $679,000 ($183 monthly fee.)

Bang & Olufsen
1604 14th Street, NW just north of Q Street

“Dear PoPville,

When I walked by last night, it looked to me like Bank and Olufsen is closing on 14th street. The windows were partially papered over and the space was in disarray from what I could see.”

Sad news for audiophiles. I spoke to the owner who confirmed the closure. Apparently it’s related to this reuters report:

“Danish television and sound system maker Bang & Olufsen would consider any bid approach from a larger rival as it seeks a response to problems that caused a profit warning last month, its chairman said.”

Basically any US independent stores that carried a balance had to pay up immediately or have their dealer license revoked. That is what happened here. For current clients the owner notes:

“we have been in touch with all of our clients who we have open projects with us and they are being completed currently or are being handled by the Tysons Corner store, which is a corporate store. I don’t want to give the appearance that we are disappearing and abandoning our clients. We are all dedicated to see this to a dignified end. In fact, not one employee has jumped ship. We are still dedicated as we put this to bed.”

Audiophile or not, this is very sad news for the retail diversity of Logan. And sadder still is the fact that the people that worked here sound like really nice folks. Wishing them a quick recovery during these tough times. Bang & Olufsen opened up in Logan back in 2008.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

“Dear PoPville,

Do you know if there’s rhyme or reason why some of the Walk/Don’t Walk lights in the city, specifically on N St in Logan Circle and Shaw, require you to press the button for the Walk light while others do not? I can understand the need to trigger the light at intersections with little pedestrian traffic, but at 14/N there’s almost always someone waiting for the light. It’s certainly not a big deal to push a button, but the problem arises when you walk up, people are already there (but nobody has pressed the button), and the Walk light doesn’t change to Walk, and then you have to scurry in a matter of a few seconds. Just curious.”

ESPN reports:

“CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was arrested Friday night and charged with soliciting a prostitute.

Anthony was arrested inside a room at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Washington just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

The report also said that Anthony was suspected of using a computer as part of the crime, and that his arrest was part of an undercover operation targeting prostitution.”

The Washington Post notes:

“Anthony, 47, a father of four, was arrested in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Rhode Island Avenue NW, not far from the White House, about 5:46 p.m., according to Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

1438-Corcoran-Street-Northwest-e1416410075792

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1438 Corcoran St NW
Legal Subdivision: Logan Circle
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,995,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,995,000.
List Date: 11/14/2014
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $1,900,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/7/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This property last transferred in 1998 for $360,000. Although the main pic on the listing reflects a new modern property, this is actually an addition off the back of the home, which is a traditional bay front Victorian on the front. The interior pictures suggest a complete renovation, including removal of the original stairs and replacement with fabricated steel floating staircase. Per the listing, the design was done by Studio Palmera in 2007.

Since July 2014, there have been a total of 101 settled house sales in the price point between $1.5 million and $3 million. The vast majority of these sales occurred in NW DC, with a hand full in Capitol Hill. During the same time period a year ago (July 1, 2013-January 15, 2014), there were a total of 124 fee simple sales in that price range. In contrast, from July 2014-present, there have been a total of 479 fee simple sales in the price point of $500,000.-$700,000.

The listing agents were Marc Fleisher and Daniel Hines with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Jo Ricks with City Houses, LLC represented the buyer in this transaction.

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This house is located at 1335 Corcoran Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Extraordinary Victorian, meticulously restored into FAB residence! Chef’s kitchen w/Viking gas range & ref, double ovens, island w/2 wine fridges, dumb waiter to dining room; kitchen opens to den w/decor FP; living room w/huge bay window & slate decor FP; dining room w/wine fridge, bar & decor FP; private yard w/built-in gas grill, outdoor lighting, irrigation and secure parking; Logan’s BEST St!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.

logan_tavern
1423 P Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Sometimes the issue/question of where to host a large group or party at a restaurant that doesn’t have outrageous room fees or food/bev minimums comes up on your site. So I thought I’d write in and help folks out if it comes up again. Every once in a while I have to plan large group dinner (20 or so people) for work. I work at a trade association for public employees, so when we go out for business dinners we are all on relatively tight budgets and annoyingly need to get individual receipts. This makes finding a restaurant difficult! Last year I discovered that Logan Tavern can accommodate large groups like mine, has no problem charging separate checks, they let you order off the full menu (don’t need to do a set menu), no private room fees, a very reasonable food/bev minimum per person (I think it was like $25/pp for food and drinks) and reasonable cancellation policy. Oh, and the food is good – I think everyone in my group was happy! So if anyone is looking for a place for a large group dinner, this is a good option. (I have no affiliation with the restaurant at all, just a satisfied customer).”