06/24/14 12:55pm

216 N Street Northwest

This house is located at 216 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rare Queen Anne Style Victorian Turrets and Rounded Facade, Tiffany Stained Glass, Multiple Fireplaces and Wood Burning Stove, Crown Molding Lovely Front Parlor with Pocket Doors, Wide Stairs with Landing, Huge Master Bath with Soaking Tub and Separate Shower, Wainscoting Dining Room, Cobble Stone Sidwalk, Koy Pond, Screened Porch, Needs a little TLC-Sold AS-Is Where Is”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,300,000.

06/15/14 10:05pm


“Dear PoPville,

Our car was stolen overnight on Monday in Truxton Circle. It was parked on the street right outside our house, last seen when taking the trash out around 10PM, and when we came out on Tuesday morning it had vanished. No broken glass or damage to the cars parked in front of and behind it, which were still in the exact same position. Definitely our first time dealing with this, though we’ve always assumed that on a relatively transitional street, at some point we’d find ourselves dealing with neighborhood crime in one form or another.

Any advice from the community of folks who’ve also gone through this on how to deal with it – besides the obvious (already filed) police report – would be much appreciated… It sort of feels helpless to just wait it out. Also curious to know if there’s been a recent uptick in car theft in the area, or if we were just unlucky?”

06/11/14 8:24am


‏@smarmyliberal tweets us the photo above:

“You guys see the collapse at 117 NY Ave yet? The ever-popular Taja Construction pulled the foundation out.

This after months of Taja breaking regs, us calling the cops, us telling him this exact thing would happen.”


“117 NY Ave, one floor collapsed in building. NY Ave west at North Capitol.”

“6:04 AM – @DCPoliceDept @DC_HSEMA – All lanes open at NY Ave Westbound at North Capitol. Heavy traffic remains.”


“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday when I was at the intersection of North Capitol and New York Ave NW I saw 2 ATV’s driving down the sidewalk. Are these legal in DC??”

I don’t believe they are legal (unless registered with a motorcycle license maybe?) but def. not uncommon either – we last heard about them on H Street, NE in February. Though normally they’re on the streets and not the sidewalks.

05/06/14 4:50pm


From an email:

“52 O Street is celebrating the buildings centennial this year with it’s annual spring open studio’s. The warehouse has housed many different enterprises over its long history but has remained a bustling artist community for the past 39 years. Having been one of the longest continually running artist studio buildings in Washington, DC it has become a cultural institution. This year’s open studio will showcase the diverse richness of DC’s growing creative class featuring: Fine Artist’s, Designer’s, Fashion Houses, Printmaker’s, Woodworker’s, and Boutique Retail experiences. 52 O St. Open Studio’s will be open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend May 10th-11th from noon to 6 pm at 52 O St. NW. Participating artist’s are as followed (more…)

04/25/14 10:55am


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Featured Property: 25 Q St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Drvwy/Offstreet Basement: Yes, English, Fully finished Ownership: Fee simple
Living Square Footage per tax record: 1246 (not including basement)
Original List Price: $819,900.
List Price at Contract: $819,900.
List Date: 3/13/2014
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $820,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/18/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

I’d be calling this Truxton Circle, but it doesn’t really matter, since it flew off the shelf in four days…solidly over $800,000.

Located just south of Bloomingdale, developers were still wary of this area during the Tony Williams era revival of the city. With NOMA in hearty swing, and a high demand from buyers for renovated property in urban DC, development is on the upswing. Several of the large Victorian row homes in this neighborhood have started being converted into condos, which is driving the prices per square foot.

Last week, after posting some median sold prices, someone commented that it would be helpful to see that info on each area. At the moment, the closest details stats report from rbi for this area is by the 20001 zip code. This zip code includes Bloomingdale, Shaw, and LeDroit Park. The median sold price for this part of the city in March 2014 was $467,500. You can see the report here. That factors in both both condos and houses.

The listing agent was Wendy Banner of Long and Foster. The buyer was represented by Boris Miric of District One Properties.