538 Harvard Street Northwest

This rental is located at 538 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Hardwood throughout entire home, island and granite counters in kitchen. Marble bath with jet tubs. Deck off Master Bedroom with french doors. 2 medium sized cars-fenced in parking in rear. Beautiful crown molding. Walk to Howard, Hospitals, great location…Close to metro, shops, Washington Hospital Center”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.


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…)