Suzanne Des Marais 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: 1815 Lamont St NW, Units 1 & 2
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant


Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Surface, Faces Rear Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $470.96 Square Footage per Listing: 2279
Original List Price: $1,125,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,125,000.
List Date: 05/04/2016
Days on Market: 33
Settled Sales Price: $1,125,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $485.
Settlement Date: 07/08/2016
Transaction type: Standard


Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Surface Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $470.96 Square Footage per Listing: 2052
Original List Price: $1,250,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,250,000.
List Date: 05/04/2016
Days on Market: 1
Settled Sales Price: $1,300,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $623.
Settlement Date: 06/03/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

This property had been a large house with three levels of living space above grade and an unfinished basement. You can see the condition from when it was tenant occupied and transferred in 2014 for $896,000. here. As have many residentially zoned rowhomes throughout DC in recent years, it was converted to two substantially sized duplex condo units. The original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post drew over 100 comments, many debating the value of a condo conversion versus a house. (more…)

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 1800 block of Newton Street, Northwest on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

At approximately 4:35 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The offense is domestic related.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Pedro Sixto Esparragoza, of Northwest, DC.

On Tuesday, August 02, 2016, 28-year-old Edy Dinora Portillo Martinez, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”

behold mt p

Thanks to Dean for sending:

“banner on the burnt out church in Mt. Pleasant being renovated.”

From Valor Development:

“About This Project
3146 16th St., NW, Washington, DC

The Vintage is Valor Development’s newest multifamily offering. Comprised of 85 well-appointed units, The Vintage combines the luxury feel of a boutique hotel with the well thought out amenities of a large scale community. Conveniently located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, just 2 blocks from DCUSA Center and the Columbia Heights Metro, The Vintage truly has it all.”

rendering via Valor Development

missing cat popville

“Dear PoPville,

Perla, our beloved rescue kitten, has been missing since Tuesday. She’s all black, only 3 months old, and is just over 2 lbs. She has a purple collar with small reflectors and a little bell. She’s very friendly but can be shy, especially in new surroundings.

She lives in the 2000 block of Park Rd, NW. She’s also microchipped, if whomever has found her prefers to take her to a local animal shelter or vet’s office.

If found, please email lori.holtz(at) or call/text 843-670-1860.

Please help us find her!

Thanks so much.”


“Dear PoPville,

It comes with great sadness that our outdoor cat and everyone’s best friend in mt.p has been killed by a hit and run speeding vehicle at 1656 irving st. No tags were able to be witnessed. It happened around 745 am 8am…my wife jennifer and I recieved a call from our next door nieghbor…I went outside to the scene and asked my wife not to come out.

He was a foot into the bike lane on irving when he was deliberately struck. It has been very hard for ourselves as well as the nieghbors. Hobart st. Threw him a huge block party 1year ago and the children had a banner competition for the hobart st. Block party. “We love guillermo!!!” Was the banner..

We loved him…..and his sister marmalade is still waiting for him to come home.”



“Dear PoPville,

Unfortunately, I have an update on this story posted by a reader last August.

Sunday, 7/3 evening around 5:20, I was harassed by the same man under very similar circumstances on Mt. Pleasant Street outside of Old School Hardware. I was heading north when this man approached from the opposite direction. As we were passing he began yelling at me to move aside, stating that I had bumped into him, and calling me a ‘f$%&ing bitch’ — note that I never actually bumped into him or nor was I in his way … I was parallel to him by about a foot. I had headphones on, so it took me a moment to register that he was actually yelling at me, but as I was registering this as we passed, he then aggressively and forcefully punched me and grabbed my breast.

After the shock of what had just happened set in, I approached some bystanders who said they had heard the altercation but had not seen it. Another bystander told me they had seen him heading toward The Raven so I began to head that way (critique this as you will, but I wanted to get a photo of him as the above mentioned story came to mind and I wanted to see if they matched). I then saw the man walking back up toward the other end of Mt. Pleasant Street where I had first encountered him. Upon doing so, I snapped a photo of the man (he is in the black) and immediately moved to follow up with the police officers idling on the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Lamont. The police questioned him and he apparently had no memory of the encounter (though he’d also just gotten into multiple altercations with staff and customers at Sportsman’s Liquors who also spoke to the police). The police then let him go on about his business without further follow up.

Just a reminder to be mindful when encountering this individual.”

This house is located at 3302 19th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Picturesque TH nestled on a quiet tree lined street in historic Mt Pleasant.Stunning finishes+attention to detail are found throughout this complete renovation,maintaining the historical character..Fully renovated fin. LL in-law suite.Enjoy views of Rock Creek Park from new rear deck+landsc.yard. Winter views of Cathedral from fin.3rd floor; New systems. Det.2-car gar.Open 7/16 + 7/17 1:30-4:00pm!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $899,000.

via google maps

Obviously glad arrests were made but this is very disheartening to put it mildly.

From MPD:

“At approximately 7:00 PM in the 1800 block of Newton Street, NW, a group of juveniles ranging in age from 10 to 17, robbed an adult male. They beat him badly and took his wallet and cell phone. Concerned citizens who observed this happening quickly called 9-1-1. Officers quickly responded and located 4 juveniles running in the south alley of the 1800 block of Newton Street, NW. The juveniles had the victims credit cards and cell phone. They also had blood on their clothing. All 4 were arrested.

3221 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

Based on the number of emails I get asking if Paisley Fig is still coming – I’m gonna file this as very good news! They still need to do the build-out but they’ve just posted their liquor license placard. Is succinctly says says:

“Full-Service Restaurant and Bakery”

and hours of operation: “Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am and Friday and Saturday 7 am – 3 am”