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Featured Property: 318 Bryant St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 1/2 Basement: Yes, finished Parking: Street
Square Footage per tax record: 1321
Type of Ownership: Fee Simple List Price at Contract: $449,900.
List Date: 04/23/2013
Days on Market: 9 Settled Sales Price: $425,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 06/3/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
This post is for you, buyers or potential buyers who have become jaded because every listing in DC seems to get bid up over list price. Note that it did go fast…under contract in about a week, but the buyer was able to negotiate.
For those who poo poo’ed the location in the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post comments, this is located at the far west end of Brookland (also referred to as Edgewood), which is within a few blocks of Bloomingdale’s emerging restaurant district. I have long said that when one area starts getting pricey, it’s time to look at the edges of that neighborhood.
Currently there are four active listings for houses in Edgewood, including two on this block priced at $365,000. and $449,000. respectively. Six houses are currently under contract, and since the beginning of the year there have been fourteen houses sold ranging from $260,000. to $599,900.
The listing agent was Jon Ferris of DCRE. Robert Alexander of Stages Premier represented the buyer.
“Recently renovated property in Edgewood. This house features hardwood floors, granite countertops, new cabinets, stainless steel appliances and new windows. Basement is fully finished with a full bath. Backyard has plenty of living space with a deck and brick pavers. Close to the metro.”
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast.
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at approximately 2:09 am, patrol units from the Fifth District responded to the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 33-year-old Irving Jones, Jr. of Northeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
This morning, [March 30th] at approximately 3:35 AM, members of the First District were flagged down in reference to a shooting. Members responded to a residence in the 900 block of Delaware Avenue, SW, where they discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was conscious and breathing, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment after sustaining non-life threatening injuries while fleeing the scene. Lookout for (2) black males, slim builds. No further description at this time.
“BUILDER’S MODELwhen this was new. Penthouse level, sunny two separate MBR with private baths.Washer/dryer in unit,bike storage.Pets welcome.Gas/water included in rent. Walk to NY Ave. METRO, shops, restaurants. Avail.Feb.1 EASY to show.”
“Great opportunity to share this completely furnished one bedroom with exiting roommate. Unit is lite & bright and includes a queen size bed, night stand, bookcase, desk, and great closet space. Parking space available for extra $50.00/mo. Washer & dryer in unit. Convenient walk to Brookland & R.I.Ave Metro stations. Short term lease considered. Female tenant preferred.”
“RENT READY JUNE 1ST — Great location, and a Brookland Classic! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is convenient to bus, subway, shopping, and downtown DC. Unit/building has been remodeled since its construction, and this unit is a gem! Professionally leased and managed. $40 processing fee. Call us today to schedule appointment to view!”
I just happened to pass by Chocolate City Beer at 2801 8th Street NE a little while ago, and they are now open selling growlers and glassware to the public. They plan to do this every Saturday. I bought their first growler!”
We first spoke about this new micro-brewery coming to DC back in July ’10. Last week I stopped by the amazing space located on the 2800 block of 8 St, NE and chatted with one of Chocolate City Beers’ partners, Jay Irizarry. Let me first say that the space is amazing. It is still getting a bit of work done but you can get an idea of how cool it is and will be. Rumor has it that it was once the spot where stone was cut for the nearby basilica. Naturally the folks from Chocolate City Beer will one day offer stonecutter beer. I’m gonna post a ton of pictures after the jump that will give you a taste of just how sweet this spot is.
But back to the brewery. Number one – the space is going to be used for a production brewery only. It is possible that in the future there could be some sort of brew pub on the second floor but there are no plans for that in the short/near term. It would obviously require multiple permits and approvals. At the moment they hope to produce 20-40 kegs a week with the first one going out in March (if all goes well). You’ll be able to find Chocolate City Beer kegs at many neighborhood bars around town. I’ll update a full list when the first kegs are shipped. One final cool element about the building is that they’ll be growing hops up the back of the building and will possibly have bees on the roof.
I think I speak for many when I wish them Godspeed. And of course updates will follow when warranted.
Back of building where hops will grow.
Lots more photos, including inside, after the jump.(more…)
“Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath. Tastefully renovated rowhouse with many original details. Gorgeous pinewood floors throughout. Gorgeous kitchen, new bathroom and new HVAC. Great front porch, rear yard has garage with barn doors. Finished walkout basement. Close to Rhode Island Metro on a quaint street.”
“There’s been a rash of assaults on the newly-opened Met Branch [bike] Trail. I’ve enclosed one message below. [From the Brookland listserv]:
This evening at about 7:50 I was heading South on my bike, going from Brookland to Capitol Hill to visit a friend. I was approaching the section just North of Rhode Island Ave. where there’s a parking lot and shopping plaza. About four black youths (junior-high age) were at the bench along the trail, when one of them (the smallest kid, no more than 4 feet tall) came out with a large plastic drink cup and doused liquid at me, hitting my chest. It was not water. It was bodily fluids. I stopped and got off my bike, and tried to catch the perpetrator but they all dispersed (laughing), and I realized it was futile, so I got back on the bike and continued. I made it to my friend’s house, promptly took a shower and threw away the clothes I had on, and then called 911 to report the crime. The dispatcher said that since I was no longer at the scene, they couldn’t file a report, but that they would send an officer to check out the area.”
“I was riding my bike home from work on the Metro Branch Trail about 3:45 pm this afternoon (Saturday) when a female member of a group of 6 young teenagers stood up from a bench and pushed me off my bike as I rode by. I slammed into the fence along the trail. She then proceeded to sit back down on the bench as I struggled with my bike. They did not attempt to take anything from me. This happened a few hundred feet from the entrance onto the trail at 8th and Edgewood, right by DC Prep. I rode my bike(which was all bent out of alignment) to the trail head and called police. The police responded quickly and were very helpful, but the kids were gone.
“The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is an 8-mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland. Following the Metropolitan Branch Line of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, the trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods as well as connecting to the National Mall. The MBT is an important transportation route providing connections to homes, work and play as well as access to seven Metro stations. Current plans include connections to the area’s trail network such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Anacostia Trails System, and integration into the East Coast Greenway.”
“Immediate occupancy. It’s Home! First Floor: Living room: high ceilings, half bath extra large kitchen, back yard and the breakfast room (bay windows and EXCELLENT natural light). Second Floor: The Master Bedroom (Jacuzzi with marble tile throughout). Second bedroom, full bath and Den/home office. Hardwood floors throughout!
Attic: EXCELLENT storage space!!!
Basement: Another great storage space and is where the full size washer & dryer are located.”
The reader writes:
“I’d be curious to see what readers think about the neighborhood (Brookland, basically, but closer to RI Ave). Looks like a very pretty street, but I don’t know the neighborhood first-hand. The house looks spacious and nicely finished, but the price is maybe a bit high for the area?”
What do you guys think of this area – does $2375 sound reasonable for a whole house here?