04/04/14 1:15pm

4826 7th

Thanks to Phil Di Ruggiero for sending us this super cool listing from Petworth:

“OPEN SUN April 6th 1-4PM
4826 7th St, NW – $699,900
Petworth DC
4BR/3.5BA Loft Renovation w/In-Law Suite & Secure Parking

A spacious and full sized rowhouse reimagined and delightfully remixed. A bold combination of reclaimed and rustic styled elements with modern details. Everything has been reconsidered for the discerning urban home buyer. If you are looking for something sophisticated, unique and with a modern edge then look no further.

- Re-purposed original 100 year old beams formed into a dramatic open riser stair
- Exposed ceilings reveal the ribs of this restored beauty
- Barn doors tastefully divide spaces
- Urban kitchen w/carrara marble-clad island & cut-glass pendants, gas cooking
- Integrated indoor & outdoor speaker systems
- Fully separate dining room at the rear
- In-law suite w/separate entrances, custom and recessed shelving & full wet bar
- Large master suite w/open concept bath, glass & wood pro-creative shower
- Expansive custom deck, yard & parking for 2 cars

4826 7th Street is another amazing project by Global Street, LLC”

04/02/14 11:00am

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in an Arson that occurred in the 4600 block of 4th Street, NW.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, at approximately 5:50 am, the District of Columbia Fire Department received a call for the report of a house on fire in the 4600 block of 4th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC. Upon arrival, members located a three story row house with fire present. After the fire was extinguished, an adult female was located unconscious and not breathing inside the dwelling. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services determined that there were no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy to ascertain cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 80-year-old Lucille Proctor of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 76-year-old Robert Proctor of Northwest, Washington, DC was arrested by members of the Third District Warrant Squad pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Arson in connection with the offense which occurred in the 4600 block of 4th Street, NW.”

03/27/14 10:30am

3830 Georgia Avenue, NW

Now that the Trader Joe’s countdown has finished it’s on to The Swift Safeway – coming to Georgia and Randolph St, NW in Petworth. According to spokesman, Craig Muckle, we’ve got 90-120 more days to go. Though they’ll hopefully be able to narrow down the date next month. As for the apartments above they’ll start to be “ready by early summer, with an additional floor available every two-three weeks, so completely done end of summer.” And one more piece of info about the safeway – they’ve applied for a beer/wine license with hours of operation for the store listed as Sunday through Saturday 5 am – 12 am.


03/26/14 5:00pm


From an email:

What: Come greet 25 DC-area WWII veterans and give them the ‘welcome home’ that has been owed to them for nearly 70 years. It’s quite easy: simply applaud, cheer and say ‘thank you’ to the veterans.
Where: Armed Forces Retirement Home, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd, NW, DC 20111 – free parking at AFRH
When: Saturday, April 5 at 3:15pm EDT – veterans arrive at 4:00pm sharp, so folks will need time to park, walk to greeting area, etc.
Why: Help us to honor our Greatest Generation; let’s let these amazing men and women know that their service all those years ago has not been forgotten.”


03/24/14 9:30am

A reader writes:

“7 shots were fired tonight on Farragut street NW between Illinois and 9th. The first officer on scene was a park police with MPD a few minutes later. A parked car on the street was hit several times and later the police updated that they found a victim though unclear what their condition was.”

From MPD:

“After further investigation of these sounds of gunshots in the 800 block of Farragut Street NW, an adult male victim was located at a local area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Fourth District detectives are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

03/23/14 10:02pm


The pop up on New Hampshire Ave just north of the Petworth metro had it’s first open house on Sunday. Anyone stop in?

One of the 3 bed/3 bath units is listed at $649,999:

“Petworth Commons ~ Modern design & elegance to Petworth in the form of 2 unique 2 level townhome style condos. 3/3 beams abundance of light from every direction. Private balconies, backyard, & rooftop deck. 1700 sqft open interior space. All the bells & Whitles! Look no further for your city oasis! OPEN SUN 3/23 1-4pm”

Check out a virtual tour here.