03/27/14 1:00pm

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This house is located at 3209 Mckinley Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Classic 1930 brick Colonial with welcoming front porch just 2 blocks to Lafayette Park/School & Broad Branch Market! Foyer, classic white kitchen, PR, spacious LR w wood-burning fireplace, DR & deck on the main. Upstairs-3 BRs & 2 FBs. Fixed stairs to a lovely fin attic w huge skylight, 4th BR suite w sitting area & built-ins. Partially fin LL rec room + loads of storage. Deep yard w det garage”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $785,000.

02/12/14 1:00pm

5517 39th Street Northwest

This house is located at 5517 39th Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Classic Colonial in Quintessential Chevy Chase at an extraordinary value, moments from EVERYTHING. Renovated and in great condition. 4 finished levels with big rooms throughout. 2 Master Suites, Fabulous granite Kitchen/Bkfst.Rm/Fam.Rm opening onto outside deck and patios. Enormous mint-julep-sipping veranda overlooking fabulous fenced yard, 2-car garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,450,000.

01/08/14 1:00pm

5827 Utah Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 5827 Utah Avenue, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“FABULOUS ELEGANT AND HISTORIC FARMHOUSE HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY EXPANDED AND RENOVATED. 11 FOOT CEILINGS ON MAIN LEVEL, EXQUISITE CROWN MOULDINGS, CUSTOM MILLWORK, GOURMET KITCHEN AND GORGEOUS MASTER BATH. FOUR LEVELS INCLUDE OUTSTANDING TOP FLOOR WITH ADDTL BEDROOM SUITES. WRAPAROUND FRONT PORCH AND CHARMING REAR PORCH. LARGE STATELY 3/4 ACRE LOT. A VERY SPECIAL HOME”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,200,000.

01/02/14 4:30pm

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5520 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Very good news for Chevy Chase residents. Washington Business Journal:

“Now, the former owner of The Burro burrito chain in D.C. wants back in. Brown plans to open macon bistro & larder at 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW this spring, bringing a combination 60-seat restaurant and market to the former Chevy Chase Arcade.”

Lots more details from Macon’s website:

“Years in the making, macon – bistro & larder will open in Chevy Chase, DC during Spring 2014 in an incredible space that speaks of old world charm and casual elegance – the Chevy Chase Arcade. Having lived in the neighborhood since 1999, I know the un-met demand for locally-owned, neighborhood-focused restaurants where cooking is a passion and service is an art form. That is my dream for macon.

Drawing from my experience as a restaurateur and business owner, macon will celebrate the eclectic intersections and rich traditions from my childhood. Please join me on this “road to macon.” I encourage you to get involved, spread the word, and be a part of bringing some southern hospitality to Chevy Chase.

Born to a line of central-Georgia dairy farmers, I grew up with an appreciation of farm fresh ingredients and slow-food cooking. Sunday dinners were slow-braised chuck roast with onion gravy and whipped potatoes; summers were vine-ripened tomatoes, butter beans, and creamed corn; and weekend breakfasts were Grandma Essie’s buttermilk biscuits and soft-scrambled eggs. But as an Army brat, my view of the world was stretched at an early age. I grew to appreciate the rich traditions found in kitchens around the world. I honed my trade with culinary training at Peter Kump’s in New York followed by stints at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe in NYC and Joyce Goldstein’s Square One in San Fran.

With macon, I will draw from timeless, classic bistro cuisine [the French Burgundy Macon] as seen through the lens of my southern roots [the Georgia Macon]. Far from the deep-fried fare that is typical to southern-themed restaurants, this will celebrate farm-to-table traditions of the southern countryside. The bar at macon will serve well-chosen wines by the glass or bottle, micro-brews from local and southern breweries and craft cocktails. A family-friendly, neighborhood center, macon will soon be a vibrant and vital hub of the Chevy Chase community.”

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12/04/13 3:15pm

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From MPD:

“In the past month, members of the Second District along with several community members have worked together in an attempt to identify and arrest a suspect who has been seen in the area of Lafayette Elementary School who has been involved in several indecent exposure incidents.

With the help of several officers, detectives assigned to the Second District and residents of the community a suspect was identified in the case. After several interviews and the continued diligence from the investigators involved in the case an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect.

[Last week] members of the Second District arrested William Russell Kirkpatrick of Washington DC for the offenses which involved the indecent exposure incidents as described.

We would like to thank the community for their patience and work throughout this entire process.”

11/27/13 1:00pm

3815 Ingomar Street Northwest

This house is located at 3815 Ingomar Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Everyone’s favorite house! Enchanting, yellow sun-filled Victorian located in the heart of Chevy Chase w/5 + BRs, 4 fireplaces and a large wrap-around porch. Recently renovated kitchen, elegant entertaining spaces, fabulous third floor. Gorgeous grounds, off-street parking in terrific location. *No public open houses*”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,695,000.

10/21/13 2:30pm

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5035 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Back in June we learned the Marvelous Market at 5035 Connecticut Ave, NW was going to become Little Red Fox. Update from the owner:

“Last week the board for ANC 3F unanimously approved both of Little Red Fox’s beer and wine licenses. The Class B full-service grocery store exemption is for off-site sale of wine, beer, and growlers. The Class D license will allow Little Red Fox to serve draft beer and wine by the glass on-site at their 9-foot long community table inside and outside at the sidewalk cafe, which will seat up to 16 people.

For beer we’ll be working solely with local breweries from Maryland, Virginia, and DC. We’re also going to make a concerted effort to tap kegs that are only available via draft, so folks that don’t frequent bars can get a chance to taste the area’s best suds. We’re also working hard on building a tasty and affordable domestic-focused wine list.

We’re also very excited to announce we’ve hired former Tosca pastry chef Lauren Parlato as our baker. Lauren was at Tosca for nearly 7 years and made some of the best gelato in the city. She’s currently hard at work crafting recipes for our house hot chocolate, breakfast pastries, pies, and cookie & gelato sandwiches.

I have my fingers crossed for a Halloween opening date.”

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06/21/13 4:30pm

Little Red Fox
5035 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on word from the owner:

Little Red Fox was inspired by owner, and DC native, Matt Carr’s experience living in Portland, OR, in particular by his favorite small neighborhood eatery called the Little Red Bike Café. Though no longer in existence, the café epitomized everything that makes a small business special: an excessively friendly staff led by a husband and wife team; coffee that was roasted just a few miles away and delivered by bicycle; and nearly everything was made in-house, including the fresh apple butter slathered on fried egg sandwiches.

We hope to embody that same spirit here in DC: a friendly neighborhood gathering spot; fresh delicious meals to-go with ingredients crafted in-house; a seasonal menu; local market items that highlight our area’s best offerings; and of course, locally roasted coffee and espresso.”