Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with 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 Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1516 Kingman Pl NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Logan Circle
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 1584 square feet
Original List Price: $1,895,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,895,000.
Original List Date: 02/10/2016
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,900,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 03/25/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Tucked away on a one block long street just between 14th Street NW and Logan Circle, this home is Victorian from the street and ultra modern behind the front façade. Last purchased in 2014 for $899,000. (and prior to that in 1992 for $232,000.), the 2014 listing reported that, at that time, the home “needs significant updating”. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From a press release:

“Radiator (, a cocktail bar and neighborhood gathering place featuring contemporary American small plates with global influences, will open on April 19 off the 14th Street corridor at 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Radiator nods to the spirit of its surroundings in both its name – a reference to 14th Street’s rich automotive past – and lively, engaging experience. The bar is located adjacent to the new Mason & Rook Hotel.

“We’re embracing the shift toward unpretentious dining, while remaining mindful of quality and craft in both food and drink,” says Lead Bartender Sarah Rosner, who helms the beverage program. “Radiator is first and foremost a hangout spot for the neighborhood where you can grab fun, funky bar snacks or more composed large-format plates alongside your perfectly made cocktail.”

In Your Glass (more…)

11th and P Street, NW

From The Commodore Public House & Kitchen Facebook:

“Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen issues with changing our trade name, we will be opening (Thursday) for the time being under the old trade name, Veranda. The concept and changes will all represent that of ‘The Commodore’. We apologize in advance for any confusion this has or may cause. We promise to get this issue straightened up as soon as possible.”

Ed. Note: I don’t think anyone really cares about the official name, yeah? Anyway, happy to hear they’re finally reopening. If anyone stops by on Thursday let us know what you think about the changes via email to [email protected] or on twitter @PoPville. Thanks!

Update – they open at 5pm – menu after the jump. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

Hey! Can you park a car indefinitely on a DC street if you have the right permit? The car in this picture has been parked on P St., between 15th and 16th, for as long as I have lived in Logan Circle (six years). I’ve never seen it driven or in a different spot anywhere else on the steet. The one time I saw the car uncovered it was full of (what appeared to be) old junk – full on hoarder style. Its owner was looking for stuff in the backseat and started screaming at me incoherently as I did a double-take. Every time I walk by the car I’m curious about it and figured that PoPville may know the story…”


Not sure if they’re still available but they are beautiful. Thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:

“My wife and I are about to renovate a historic DC Logan Circle row home and unfortunately we will no longer have a need for the original switch back stairs.

These stairs are part of the original house which was built in 1907. They have beautiful wood paneling, which could be used for any reclaimed wood project.”

bocce cop

“Dear PoPville,

I’m a member of the Stonewall Bocce League, an all-inclusive, LGBT Bocce League. Last night was our first game, and an MPD Officer comes up (I didn’t get his name), and asks if he can toss a ball! He actually did really well, and helped our team out quite a bit that round! Kudos to this police officer for making our evening so fun, and for being an ally! Makes me proud to live in a city with a police force that not only works to keep its citizens safe, but also is committed to engaging with the community.”