05/28/14 12:55pm

3816 Military Road Northwest

This house is located at 3816 Military Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stately 5 BD/3 full and 2 half BA Ch Cl Col, located just blks from Fdshp Hghts Metro and the shops and restaurants of uppr Conn Av,! Filled with stunning architectural detail, this 1912 beauty will enchant even the most seasoned buyer.Gorgeous LR and DR w/ coffered ceilings, updtd Kit and BAs, owners’ ste w/ dressing rm,,hrdwd flrs, gorgeous grdns”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3 full bath/2 half bath is going for $1,295,000.

05/27/14 11:55am

banana_leaf_restaurant
5014 Connecticut Ave, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned that a Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant, Banana Leaf, was coming to the former the former Clover Market space in Chevy Chase. At that time readers wondered if it was the same place from New York City – the owner confirms it is:

“yes its the branch of banana leaf ,new york which is opening soon in DC”

You can see their menu here.

05/16/14 10:45am

DC8300136 - Exterior (Front)

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Featured Property: 3209 McKinley St NW
Legal Subdivision: Chevy Chase
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Chevy Chase
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Basement: Partially Finished Parking: Garage/Detached Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $785,000.
List Price at Contract: $785,000.
List Date: 3/25/2014
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $875,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/1/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Commenters to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post correctly predicted that this home, in a prime northwest DC location, would get bid up from list price. One commenter posed the question, “do things ever get bid up more than a 100k?” In this case, the spread was $90,000. above list, and yes, sometimes houses in DC get bid up more than $100,000. over asking price.

According to Real Estate Business Intelligence, which is the statistics arm of our local multiple listing system (MRIS), for all of DC in April 2014 the average ratio of original list to final sale price was 99.64%. In the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC, where the subject property is located, the average original list to sale price ratio in April 2014 was almost 2% over list (101.76%). What this means is that it is not unusual for properties in this neighborhood to sell above list price, however, this amount over list is not typical.

The lowest sale price for a detached home in Chevy Chase DC since the beginning of 2014 was for this Nebraska Avenue home at $788,000. Additionally, there were two other sales of detached homes in this neighborhood that sold (since the beginning of the year) below the price of the subject property.

The average settled price for a detached home in this neighborhood in 2014 is $1,218,513. So far in 2014, there have been seven attached (townhome) home sales in this area, ranging in settled price from $695,000. to $1,040,000.

Median days on market for detached homes in Chevy Chase DC is one week.

The listing agent was Kimberly Cestari and the agent representing the buyer was Lois Robins, both of Long and Foster.

05/13/14 10:02pm

american_city_diner
5532 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A recent liquor license placard posted out front says:

Inner city diner serving American and diner food, Sidewalk Café Indoor seats 28, Sidewalk Café Outdoor 28–Sidewalk Café Total 56 seats. Total Occupancy Load 99.”

Could be the first time anything in Chevy Chase has been referred to as “Inner city”…

We judged American City Diner back in 2011.

05/13/14 11:25am

photo 2
5014 Connecticut Ave, NW

At long last a replacement for the former Clover Market space which closed back in 2012. Coming soon is Banana Leaf – Sri Lankan & South Indian Cuisine. Ed. Note: Not to be confused with Dupont Circle’s Banana Leaves.

I also like how the sign specifies – “Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian”:

photo 3

It’s located across the street from Politics and Prose and next door to Jake’s American Grille:

photo 4

05/06/14 3:00pm

5315 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 5315 Connecticut Avenue. Northwest. The listing says:

“Super cool renovated studio. Updated black and white bathroom, renovated kitchen with red cabinets. Stainless steel appliances, granite, center island. Refinished parquet floors. Large windows overlooking Connecticut Ave. Rent includes electric & gas. Tenant pays Move in/Move out fees. Available July 1, 2014.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,400/Mo.

04/29/14 11:55am

macon_bistro
5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Check out Macon’s full menu here.

From a press release:

Macon Bistro & Larder slated to open May 10 in Chevy Chase, D.C. brings to the neighborhood the classic bistro cuisine of Macon, France, and the southern hospitality and traditions of Macon, Georgia. That means grilled mountain trout with pecan persillade, pork rillettes, boiled peanuts, and raclette with fingerling potatoes. Creative cocktails, craft beers and a focused French wine list will round out the offerings — all within walking distance of neighborhood homes and the Metro.

Chef/owner Tony Brown, who hails from Macon, Georgia, is a graduate of Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School. Brown honed his craft at Union Square Café in New York and Square One in San Francisco before starting his own restaurant, The Burro, a Cal-Mex quick-service chain with three locations in D.C.

Now he’s ready for a new challenge. He wants to put a fresh, contemporary twist on the simple, classic style of a neighborhood bistro with warm, friendly service. Brown has hired back to the D.C. area Chef de Cuisine Michael Matis who most recently was Executive Sous Chef at Yardbird in Miami. Trained in the area, Matis has worked in the kitchens at CityZen and Citronelle.

Braised short ribs with shallot gravy, Macon fried chicken, and seared scallops on butter bean mash are just a few of the items Brown has on his menu. Macon Bistro & Larder will also sell prepared foods, including homemade caramels, quick cured pickles, Grandma Essie’s biscuits and a rotating variety of sweet and savory snacks and heat-and-eat entrees.

Look for this mid-priced bistro to become the neighborhood go-to spot for drinks with friends, an easy weekday dinner, or a fun weekend meal. Go with your date, your parents, your kids or your buddies. Macon Bistro & Larder has something for everyone.

Macon Bistro & Larder is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant re-inventing bistro cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Chef Tony Brown, inspired by his southern roots and his world travels, brings together the cooking styles of Macon, Georgia, and Macon, France, to create classically delicious dishes – all served with a side of southern hospitality. Macon, in the historic Arcade Building in Chevy Chase, opens for dinner daily at 5:00pm. Macon Bistro & Larder, 5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW”

03/27/14 1:00pm

DC8300136 - Exterior (Front)

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.