610 Aspen Street Northwest,

This house is located at 610 Aspen Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious, Updated, Det. Brick Colonial in Lovely & Charming Takoma Park w/Tree-Lined streets & Wide sidewalks. Special features & upgrades include Hardwood Floors, Recessed Lights, Wall Sconces, Crown Molding…Rear deck has a Pergola & Powered Awning overlooking Deep Backyard. Rare 2-Car Detached Garage. Convenient, 9-minute stroll to Takoma Metro, near dining & shops.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4 bath is going for $849,610.


Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She 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 Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property
: 606 Butternut St NW

Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
This is a piece of Land for Sale Zoning Type: R-1-B
Lot Square Footage: 5750

Original List Price
: $265,000.

List Price at Contract: $265,000.
List Date: 11/17/2015
Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $270,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 02/12/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

I believe this is the first piece of dirt we’ve looked at for Good Deal or Not Revisited. Unimproved land is a challenge to price because the value is basically in what you can ultimately do with it. That makes the zoning code extremely important. (more…)


Thanks to a reader for sending this “Private Paradise”:

“I know it’s across the border and not in DC but this is worth a look.”

The listing says:

“This Private Paradise awaits you. Get the best of both worlds, living in the country and the city. wooded lot, fresh air, deck. Features kitchen, vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, large deck, bedrooms, basement. Short walk to metro. photos are outdated”

Outdated or not – this is amazing. Have a look at the rest of the photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $649,000.


Our friends from ATTIC DC (online resource for finding furniture from local stores and the same folks who accurately reported Millennium closing on U Street) share the sad news:

“Next up is Trohv in Takoma [232 Carroll Street, NW]. They’re planning to close for good in mid to late January. They’re starting to offer discounts etc. Their original Baltimore store will remain open.”

Update: Official announcement from Trohv:

“Hi Friends and Neighbors!

We hope the holidays have treated you and your families well. As we enter the New Year, we have news about our DC shop. We’ll keep it short and sweet. We’ve loved being a part of the DC and Takoma communities. We’ve met 1000s of great customers and supported more than 150 local artists during our nearly five years being open in Takoma. To the Takoma community specifically, thank you for welcoming us, appreciating the store, and letting us participate in various ways in your amazing community. Despite how much we’ve loved being part of the Takoma/DC community, the DC shop hasn’t met our hopes and we’ve decided to close the DC shop in order to focus on our Baltimore location.

Our DC shop’s last day for business will be on or around January 17, 2016. Beginning on January 4, we will have a store-wide closing sale where we’ll mark down items ranging from 20-80%. We will be selling pretty much everything, including store fixtures, displays, lighting, and various materials for a wide-range of potential projects. The one exception for sales, as usual, will be on artist-made consignment items. We’ll be offering discounts on those items as agreed to by the various artists. All sales will be final. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

From the Old Takoma Business Association:

“We have learned that Starbucks is actively considering the Takoma commercial district (DC and MD) as a new market.

The Old Takoma Business Association works to support locally-owned, independent businesses and recognizes the great, small businesses already in Takoma that serve coffee like La Mano Coffee Bar, Capitol City Cheesecake and Spring Mill Bread Company.

We’d like to ask for community feedback about a possible Starbucks in Takoma. Please share your comments HERE

Note: all comments are public and will be shared.”


This lot is located at 606 Butternut Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Available LAND in DC! Build that Home on this Lot located in the Historic district called “Takoma DC”. Blocks from Historic Takoma Park, MD, & Takoma METRO Station. METRO bus stops within walking distance. The Lot measures approx 60 wide & 100 ft deep with a rear entrance for Parking if desired. A Fabulous Location nestled between established Homes. Owner RE Licensee. Offers reviewed Nov 30″


You can see more photos of the lawn here.

This lot is going for $265,000.

100 Tuckerman Street Northwest

This house is located at 100 Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fabulous renovation and ready for your buyer. This semi-detached home features an open floor plan with lots of light, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 full baths, finished walk out basement, a deck and so much more. Close to Takoma metro and easy access to downtown DC.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $464,700.


“My cat Odin is missing and I am wondering if you could post about him? He went awol from 8th and Fern NW Tuesday night. No collar, no chip. He’s pretty friendly and is seen here DJing. Please note that he doesn’t like to be picked up.

Contact: [email protected] or (202) 642-9417.

I am hoping as soon as I hit send he’ll come home. We just moved so he’s probably having a hard time getting back to me.”