This unit is located at 747 Morton Street, NW. The listing says:

“Daring design meets elegant finishes in these breathtaking new residences. The 2 new units are something different and unique in Columbia heights – they make a statement. High & vaulted ceilings, rich cherry Hardwood Floors, swanky European Kitchen, floating steel stairs to the suspended loft, glass walls & railings, large master suites. Roof deck w/wet bar. Parking included.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $769,900 ($312 monthly fee.)

3557-3559 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending from Georgia and Otis Place, NW:

“It’s the empty lot across from Fish in the hood? By my count, this is the forth planned set of condos in a five block stretch on Georgia.”

A streetsense flyer says:

site details

Outdoor seating with room for 32

1,732sf available on ground floor

1,708sf available on lower level

Zoning: C-3-A

20 Residential units in building

Delivery: Q4 2016″

Updates as construction progresses:

Rendering via StreetSense

bookstore Park View
3325 Georgia Ave, NW

Phenomenal news from a press release:

“DC’s newest bookstore, Walls of Books, is having a soft opening 12/12/15 in the Park View community on Georgia Avenue NW! The bookstore, with 2400 square feet, brings over 30,000 affordable books to the neighborhood, a book trade-in program for store credit, and a wide selection of Melissa & Doug® children’s toys.

“Walls of Books is excited to join the Park View, Petworth, and surrounding neighborhoods – providing social and economic value to the community and individuals through our affordable books and toys, community events and programs, and economic opportunities,” said Pablo Sierra, owner of Walls of Books-DC. “At least 99% of our books are quality used books at discounted prices. And with our trade-in and store credit program, you can often purchase our books at more than 75% off the retail price. The store also carries Meliessa & Doug toys and educational products – promoting eduction and creativity.” (more…)


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 779 Harvard St NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 3.5 Basement: Yes, Fully Finished Parking: Street Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $614,900.
List Price at Contract: $614,900.
List Date: 09/24/2015
Days on Market for this listing: 14
Settled Sales Price: $610,000.
Seller Subsidy: $3000.
Settlement Date: 11/12/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Commenters on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post were pretty harsh. Regardless of the opinions, the property moved quickly off the market in two weeks. (more…)


This rental is located at 772 Lamont Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse in Columbia Heights. Kit with stainless appliances, granite counters and separate dining room. Living room with gas fireplace. Spacious bedrooms with 2 full renovated baths upstairs. Fenced back yard with private pkg but ample street pkg in front. Near 2 metro lines,buses,hospital, Catholic & Howard Univ.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

426 Irving Street Northwest

This house is located at 426 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Classic Updating to this federal style townhome. Ready to move in and hang your pictures. CAC has been added, open kitchen floorplan. Sparkling wood floors, new windows and much to enjoy. Basement offers chance to add more living space. Great location between several METRO Stations and all that is going on in Parkview and eastern Columbia Heights.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $579,000.


A reader reports:

“Around 9:30 this morning there was an awful hit and run accident on Georgia Ave between Otis & Princeton with a huge EMS response. I spoke to a bystander, who said the victim had been unloading his car (parked in a space facing northbound on Georgia) when a distracted driver moved into the parking lane and hit him, severing the victim’s legs. The driver then reversed and left the scene. He was described as older and a ‘distracted driver.’ Apparently MPD has a license plate, so maybe they will catch the driver soon.

I hope the victim gets the very best healthcare available. Might be a good time to remind everyone: Please remember- PAY ATTENTION when you are driving! Conditions change in an instant and without your full attention things can turn tragic very quickly.”