Thanks to a reader for tweeting us word. Z Furniture will be located in the 1010 Mass Ave building actually on 11th Street between the new Bolt Burger and Subway shop. Z Furniture’s website says:
“Here at Z Furniture we carry a wide selection of furniture and mattresses from top brands. If you are looking for furniture for any room in your home in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington VA and Maryland, area, Z Furniture is the place to go. We are your source of Furniture & Mattress.”
“The name, [Silo] says the former general manager of Shaw’s Tavern [Reza Akhavan], is a nod both to the industrial interior he’s created and the facility used to store grain. Akhavan’s 60-seat dining room near Mount Vernon Square will be “modern American with Swiss and French influences.”
Stand by for a late December opening according to the Post.
“Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company announce the completion and opening of Lyric 440K, a 234-unit, 14-floor luxury residential building, and the team’s fifth building in the two million square foot, mixed-use community in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Lyric 440K offers a mix of 182 one-bedroom, 26 one-bedroom with den, and 26 two-bedroom apartments along with resort-inspired amenities.
Lyric 440K features a porcelain rain screen exterior, creating a stylish street presence as well as energy efficiency. A distinctive architectural element designed as an ALPOLIC metal “fin” graces the façade of the building. The high tech prismatic finish creates an iridescent effect similar to dragon fly wings, with the color of the fin evolving through shades of blue, pink, green and violet as the light changes depending on your vantage point.
Lyric 440K includes:
Elegant lobby with 24-hour front desk service
Two-tier pool with lap lane
Elegantly landscaped roof deck with fire pit, water features and large indoor social space
Second floor secluded tranquility garden and outdoor fireplace
State-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theater
WiFi available in all common areas
Valet dry cleaning service
Gated access to underground garage parking and bicycle storage room
Exclusive on-site ZipCar
Apartment features include:
Floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant natural light
Italian Atlas Concorde tile flooring
Gourmet kitchens with double sinks, granite countertops and espresso cabinetry
Built-in wine racks and stainless steel appliances
Full-size washer and dryer
Balconies and private courtyards
As for the retail part they are looking for:
“a small-format gourmet market, artisanal coffeehouse, specialty wine shoppe as well as a full-service restaurant with market and butcher or bakery component.”
I just wanted people to be aware and to be extra vigilant because I was punched this morning on L St NW between 4th and 5th, right outside the Safeway. I was walking down the street at 9:50 AM (in broad daylight), carrying a bag on my shoulder and my phone in my right hand. All of a sudden, a man who was just passing by struck the right side of my face, and my phone went flying. He yelled, “Get out of my face!” Then he just walked away. The police captured a guy who gave them “probable cause” that it was him, but I’m still convinced that they got the wrong guy. (The guy they caught was wearing slightly different clothes.) The guy who assaulted me was black, about 5’8, wearing tan khaki (not green khaki) colored pants, and a black hoodie sweatshirt. Apparently he goes into the Safeway a lot and tries to steal. Since I don’t think they got him, please be extra careful. I have a police report number in case you see him. And thank goodness I’m ok. P.S. I don’t think this was part of the “knockout game.” I think it was one lone crazy man.”
“Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan is pleased to announce the anticipated opening of Alba Osteria, at 425 I St, NW, 20001. This new sister restaurant to award-winning Al Dente will begin welcoming guests on December 15th. Those visiting the 226-seat restaurant, including a 63-seat outdoor seasonal patio, will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine reflective of the Piedmonte region of Italy, Executive Chef Roberto Donna’s homeland. Amy Brandwein has been tapped as chef de cuisine of Alba Osteria, overseeing the daily culinary operations. Brandwein was previously executive chef at Donna’s award-winning Galileo restaurant.
Alba, Italy is situated between the region’s wine country and agricultural center, and food here is a classic representative of Piemonte’s cuisine. Donna’s menu at Alba Osteria will offer a selection of salumi and formaggi, antipasti, house-made pastas (small and large portions), and Neapolitan pizza. Daily specials will be “Italian sized” portions, designed to be ordered and shared for the table in a Piemontese fashion. Donna’s tempting choices will be priced from $5 to $19.
Alba Osteria will house a boutique selection of Italian and local wines, plus four wines on draught and 20 beers on tap. Wines by the bottle will range from $22 to $200 and $7 to $25 by the glass. Guests can also anticipate a generous happy hour menu Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM, with $4 draft beers, $5 select wines by the glass, complimentary Mortadella (Italian sausage) and $5 to $12 bar bites. (more…)
“INCREDIBLE CAPITOL VIEWS! Boasting an open gourmet kitchen with GE Profile stl steel appls, granite and gas cooking. Sunny southern exposure through the floor to ceiling (10 ft + ceilings) windows and juliette balconies. Master bath features beautiful granite, double sinks, tub & stand up shower and a huge walk in closet- garage pkg additional $150 per month.”
“SELLER PAY 1/2 CONDO FEE FOR A YEAR. Open layout w/ interior BR. Modern + chic- hardwood floors, high ceilings + private balcony. Large shared living room w/ fireplace + den area can be transformed into whatever you would like! Airy kitchen w/ steel appl + table room. Multiple closets. Urban + sleek condo minutes from everything.”
“Anchoring the prominent corner of New York Avenue and K Street, Acadiana, Passion Food Hospitality’s classic Louisiana fish house, has come of age since opening in 2005, with an interior renovation that ups the glamour, energy, and polish of the popular establishment.
The creative makeover represents a close collaboration between Passion Food Hospitality partner Gus DiMillo and Gensler, the international architecture and design firm behind the distinct interiors of District Commons, Burger Tap & Shake, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, and the lounge expansion of Ceiba. The 225-seat restaurant has emerged with an expanded lounge and an atmosphere that retains its Louisiana whimsy, but with a completely refined sense of casual elegance and Louisiana charm.
Gazing across the main dining room, the eye takes in the most striking view of the new design elements: carpet with subtle black and taupe strié pattern grounds the vast dining area; two massive supporting pillars sheathed in silvery “alligator-embossed” paper; and two feature booths clad in reclaimed barn wood, whose faded color is keyed to the existing Impressionistic murals of Louisiana swampland. The overhead chandeliers are over-sized black organza drum shades “dripping” with hundreds of smooth crystal droplets, and the sconces that punctuate the walls with light are a corresponding model, with demi-drums of white. (more…)
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Featured Property: 440 L St NW #1107
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mt. Vernon Triangle
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: Garage Parking Space Conveys (also storage unit conveys)
Living Area Square Footage Per Listing: 868 Original List Price: $489,000.
List Price at Contract: $489,000.
Days on Market: 6 Settled Sales Price: $499,000.
Seller Subsidy: $5,000.
Settled Net Price per Square Foot: Factoring in $15k for garage parking, $551/sq foot
Settlement Date: 10/16/2013
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
As the real estate bubble swelled during the mid-2000’s in downtown DC, developers were scrambling to finish up the numerous large condo projects that had literally taken years for permits, financing, and construction. Unfortunately, a lot of these large projects came on line just as buyers were starting to question the seemingly ever expanding prices of DC real estate. Many entire buildings ended up as rentals.
Over the past couple of years, however, the L Street building at City Vista has seen a return to a healthy sales pace. When the building was first introduced, the surrounding area was still in development, but has since blossomed with the Sexy Safeway, and numerous restaurant choices within steps.
Commenters to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post noted the $560 per month condo fee, which was quickly backed up with a nod to the building features, which include a roof top pool. Residents of this building (and its sister rental building, The K) also have the benefit of secure underground parking, a concierge, an elevator, and comfortable common area loungy spaces that essentially extend one’s living space.
The listing agent was Kerry Fortune of Washington Fine Properties. The purchaser was represented by Mark Luther with Access Real Estate.