Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 1661 Park Rd NW #402
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: $308.00
Square footage: 525
Original List Price: $269,000.
List Price at Contract: $269,000.
List Date: 04/17/2015
Days on Market: 26
Settled Sales Price: $269,000.
Seller Subsidy: $8,070.
Settled Price per square foot: $512.38
Settlement Date: 06/11/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located at Park Rd NW near 16th St NW, the Lynnbrook condos were built in 1925. The twenty eight units range in size from 402 to 831 square feet. The common areas of the building have retained the historic finishes and character.

Prior to 2001, it was possible to purchase a unit in this building for less than $100,000. The lowest reported price in the Lynnbrook was nearly twenty years ago in 1997, at $11,500., which was negotiated down from a list price of $13,000., clearly during very different real estate market conditions.

There are no current active listings in the building. A 568 square foot one bedroom that was listed for $315,000. is under contract after seven days on the market.

In the immediate area, there is only one active condo listing west of 16th Street, and several listings on the east side, including some newly renovated units. You can see the listings here.

The listing agents for this sale were Steven Dean and Eddie Rangel with RE/MAX Allegiance. Jennifer Myers with Dwell Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.


From MPD:

“In the early morning hours of Sunday May 17th, tires were slashed on numerous vehicles in the Mt. Pleasant Street area. Based on video footage recovered from several buildings, 4D officers and detectives were able to identify a suspect. An arrest warrant was obtained today and 4D officers located the suspect placing him under arrest. The suspect is identified as 19 year-old Walter Portillo of the 1300 block of Kenyon Street, NW.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved to Mt. Pleasant (yay!). We’ve quickly come to realize that on a daily basis, sometimes early in the morning, other times just during a day, a man is walking down the street singing as loud as he can, top of his lungs type of thing, the whole way. He’s usually singing in Spanish, which I speak, but I haven’t been able to make out exactly what it is he’s singing. I’ve heard him at random times of day, 8 am, 5pm, you name it.

I’m all for self expression but he seems keenly apt on making as much noise as possible. He’s not doing anything illegal (as far as I understand) and it’s not like he sits outside of our building yelling all day. I’m more just curious if anyone knows the back story to our neighborhood serenader.”

3054 Mount Pleasant St, NW

A reader reports:

“Saw this sign at the car repair center on the south end of mt pleasant today. anyone know what’s up with this 3 story addition?”

In late May Urban Turf reported:

“Architect Richard Foster presented plans Tuesday night to ANC 1D on behalf of a client who is considering purchasing Mount Pleasant Auto Repair at 3054 Mount Pleasant Street NW (map), and developing the property into a six-unit condo project with ground-floor retail.”

Updates when more info is known.



Ed. Note: Yes!!!

“I’ll be Your Mallard

An exhibition of photographs by Peter Dueker

Opening reception June 5th 6-9pm
3112 Mt Pleasant Street NW, 2nd Floor Washington DC 20010

Peter Dueker has been photographing notable ducks in the ponds, puddles, fountains and parks of Washington, D.C. since 2012.

Dueker’s distinctive large-scale photographs are powerful and deeply engaging depictions of the urban mallard.”


3107 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Unless plans have changed drastically we’ll have to assume there was an error in “nature of operation” listed on the liquor license placard:

“Assisted living, nursing and apartment facility with a café room serving cocktails, beer and wine to dining residents. Entertainment will include occasional parties that may have some live music. Total Occupancy Load of 325. 240 total seats. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

Suns Cinema reached their kickstarter goal back in March. Hopefully movies aren’t too far behind. Or maybe the coolest assisted living facility in the District…