609 Tewkesbury Place Northwest

This rental is located at 609 Tewkesbury Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“This quaint home w/ traditional floor plan gives the feel of the suburbs while living in the city! In one BR is a small nook that can be used for storage or a computer area. The basement offers lots of additional space for storage and there is a garage space to park a compact vehicle or have more storage. The backyard is a great place to relax and entertain. Takoma Metro .7 miles away!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

DC8631664 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 92 Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The Listing says:

“Move-in ready, semi-detached home features hardwood floors on main and upper levels, open floor plan, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light, and a finished basement & sunroom for additional living space. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street and close to everything Takoma has to offer, this home is under a mile to the metro, BusBoys & Poets, Trohv and much more.”

DC8631664 - Living Room

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $375,000.


“Dear PoPville,

I just bought a house in Takoma with a very nice driveway- but literally since the day I closed, there has been an issue with many, MANY different cars parking so they are about 1-2 feet into my driveway. It baffles me that so many people either think this is OK or are just that careless with their parking. The space between mine and my neighbor’s driveway is just enough that 2 small cars parked very close together can fit, but not really anything more than that. When cars are a foot or two in front of my driveway I can still get out, because my driveway is connected to my neighbor’s on the other side, so I can just go over into their side but:

1- this is still really annoying! This driveway is mine and I want full use of it!

2- I’m having a lot of repair work done on the house and it is definitely difficult for repair trucks and vans to get in and out

3- If my neighbors ever decide to use their entire driveway, or a 3rd car parks in there, I might NOT be able to get in and out.

I’ve considered calling the city to see if they can add one of those no parking signs starting just before my driveway, or paint the curb or something, and I have left 1 very nice note (I just moved in and I have no idea whose cars these are- haven’t caught anyone in the act yet) but it seems to have been removed from the windshield and the huge van was kept parked there.

What does everyone suggest? I am reluctant to tick off my neighbors before even meeting most of them…”

From MPD – Homicide 400 block Butternut Street NW:

“On Sunday, April 26, 2015, around 2:00 am, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival two victims were found suffering from gun shot wounds. One of the victims subsequently expired from the wounds. Homicide detectives are conducting the investigation.

If anyone has any information that are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 1:59 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the report of a shooting in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the first victim to a local hospital. The second victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia and pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 39 year-old Darryn Conte of Waldorf, Maryland.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in connection with a homicide.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 1:59 am, two adult males were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the first victim to a local hospital. The second victim, 39 year-old Darryn Conte of Waldorf, Maryland was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at approximately 8:20 am, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 42 year-old Mark Beasley of Laurel, Maryland. He was charged with Murder One while Armed in connection with the shooting death of Darryn Conte.”

@dcpolicedept tweeted also around 2am:

“Shooting @ 0141 hrs in the 700 Blk 5th Street, NE. Adult male shot with no lookout at this time.”

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From an email:

“My sister’s dog went missing this morning in Takoma, DC. She is the sweetest ever 9 y/o boxer lab mix and will come up to anyone if called over. Her name is Coco and she went missing from her fenced in backyard somewhere between 8-9:30am today. She does not have tags but does have a silver chain collar on.”

DC8535180 - Exterior

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 800 Geranium St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Driveway/ Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $440,000.
List Price at Contract: $450,000.
List Date: 01/16/2015
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $450,000.
Seller Subsidy: $10,180.
Settlement Date: 2/20/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

With median price for attached townhomes in the District of Columbia hovering in the high $500,000’s to low $600,000’s over the past few months, it is refreshing to see a move in ready fee simple home settled in the mid $400,000’s with closing help. Note that the listing moved quickly, at four days on the market.

Currently, there are a total of 18 fee simple properties actively listed priced under $500,000 in NE DC., in various states of condition.

The listing agent for this sale was Morgan Knull with Re/Max Gateway. Amy Wease with Dwell Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.


From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B will hold a joint meeting on the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Branch Trail from Brookland to Takoma Park on Saturday, March 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Representatives from DDOT will present the trail alignment and solicit feedback from the general public.

The Metropolitan Branch Trail is an eight-mile, paved bicycle and pedestrian trail from Union Station in Ward 6 to Silver Spring, Md. The portion between Union Station and Brookland in Ward 5 is very popular averaging more than 500 users a day. Design is underway for the section that’s north of Brookland. This new section is proposed to run along the railroad tracks from Bates Road to the Ft. Totten Metro station, then along First Place, Riggs Road, First Street, all in Northeast, and Blair Road, NW.

More information is available at www.metbranchtrail.com.

Comments on the preliminary design, as well as requests for more information should be directed to Jim Sebastian at jim.sebastian@dc.gov.

The event information is as follows:

What: Metropolitan Branch Trail Open House

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
1 pm to 4 pm

Where: Metropolitan Police Department
6001 Georgia Avenue (at Peabody)”


If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

So cool. From the City of Takoma Park:

“Our Planner, Erkin, found some really great old brochures for the Park Ritchie apartments on Maple Avenue; guessing they are from when the apartment complex was brand new. They have a Mad Men-esque / mid-century modern vibe to them.”


6914 4th Street, NW

A reader writes:

“I woke up around 11:50PM because of noise from Takoma Station Tavern. Next thing I know, I heard screaming. Looked outside and saw a ton of people outside Takoma Station Tavern, and saw a lady getting dragged across 4th street (I think, it is dark). Lots of screaming & shouting, lots of people running down the street (presumably back to their cars). Craziness. I called 9-1-1, and the police arrived while I was on the phone (so I guess someone called before me).”

This was posted on the website for MPD 4D by the Commander:

On Sunday 1/25/15 around the midnight hour, a fight started inside of the Takoma Station Tavern. The fight continued outside and a victim was stabbed with a knife in the back and another victim was assaulted causing facial injuries. Both victims were transported to local hospitals and will survive their wounds. One suspect has been identified and the second suspect will be identified shortly. The 4D detectives are investigating. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the MPD’s CIC@ 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”