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 Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 114 18th Street, SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $799,900.
List Price at Contract: $799,900.
List Date: 09/28/2016
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $827,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/31/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Hill East houses first broke the $500,000. price point in 2004, and $600,000. in 2005, when DC was on an aggressive price trajectory. The area saw $700,000. for the first time in 2006. (more…)


From an email:

“PaintCare will host a special one-day paint collection event on November 19, 2016 at RFK Stadium-Armory (Lot #3). District households and businesses are invited to drop off leftover house paint in any amount without charge. We’ll accept all brands of old house paint, stain and varnish — even if they are 20 years old! This is a great opportunity for people to clean out their storage spaces. Proof of District residency required.

The District’s PaintCare Program started on November 1. District households and businesses can find the nearest drop-off location by using a site locator tool on PaintCare’s website. Additional information about PaintCare and the District’s Program is also available on our website.”


Thanks to Adam for sending from Hill East. And really if you’re going to leave cat food please have the common courtesy to do so in a porcelain bowl.  Perhaps with a floral design.  Also use dry cat food like Iams Grain-Free Naturals Chicken & Turkey Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food or something like that. And maybe spritz some febreeze in the general area. I don’t know.


This house is located at 114 18th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Stunning Hill East renovation w/ spacious open floor plan, wood floors, high, coffered ceilings. Main floor from living to dining to bright kitchen with marble countertops and stainless appliances. Upstairs hosts a master BR with a private bath, along with two additional BRs and full bath. Finished basement has great space plus add’l bed and bath. Back yard boasts big deck and secure parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

1729 Independence Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 1729 Independence Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated 3br/2.5ba home on Capitol Hill. 1.5 blocks to Stadium Armory Metro (orange & blue lines). Near Lincoln Park,&Eastern Mkt. Freshly painted with hardwoods throughout. Open living/dining with powder room on 1st floor. 3 BR ups -master BR with en suite bath, walk in closet. The large fenced in backyard is all brick patio. Plus 2 off-street parking spaces.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Burglary One and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue Southeast, on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

At approximately 6:00 am, an adult male awoke to an unknown suspect in his home. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint and then fled the location with some of the victim’s property. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’8” in height, stocky build, approximately 200 lbs., medium to dark complexion, and last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and black shorts. After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the victim was intentionally targeted by the suspect.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


This rental is located at 1402 E Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous Eastern Market row house lovingly renovated by owner; gourmet kitchen w/island & wine fridge, viking stove, granite counters. Sunken living room w/cozy fireplace, powder room and access to Georgetown patio; 2nd level sunny master BR w/Elfa closet system, bath with large soaking tub; 3rd level spa-inspired MBR suite w/modern gas fireplace, wet bar, mini fridge, and sunny, private balcony;”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,295/Mo.

courtesy Pecar Properties

From a press release:

“Boutique developer Pecar Properties is developing two condominium buildings, with a total of 46 units, on former church-owned property just two blocks from the Potomac Avenue Metro station in Washington, DC.

Stone Flats at 1337 K Street, SE and Stone Hill condos at 1345 K Street represent the eastward march of church-to-condo transformation as developers and home buyers seek out some of the city’s quieter established neighborhoods.

Presales have begun for Stone Flats’ ten luxury condominiums, ranging from highly functional one-bedroom homes to a one-of-a-kind penthouse loft with a private sun deck and monumental city views. Residents are expected to start moving in this fall. At the same time, Pecar has started site work for Stone Hill, an adjacent 36-unit condominium building scheduled to deliver in Fall 2017, on the site of the former Mount Paran Baptist Church. (more…)

1619 Independence Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 1619 Independence Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“Newly Renovated English Basement Apartment with all utilities included. Separate entrance. Kitchen includes stainless refrigerator, microwave and cooktop. Washer/Dryer in the unit. Maximum of one occupant. Short walk to Stadium-Armory Metro Station. Sorry, no pets.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.