The new Dunbar High School coming in at 1st and O street NW is a pretty incredible project and a beautiful new high school, opening next month. I’m pretty sure they’re going to tear down the old, horrible high school next, which will be an immeasurable improvement for both students and community.
“Beautiful Victorian corner lot filled with windows and great architecture. Large bay windows on the front and side. In need of renovation, but perfect for the home buyer with a vision or an investor. English Basement already has a front and side entrance for basement apartment or in-law suite. Near Big Bear Cafe, the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, public transport, dining and entertainment.”
“Beautifully renovated, brand new home with signature WSD open floor plan, exiting to an urban oasis private patio with parking! Tons of light from four skylights, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gleaming hardwood floors and Nest thermostat all add to this high-end home. Conveniently nestled between two metros with easy access to everything Shaw & Downtown offer”
“Terrific “pied a terre” flat, walk up, 2nd level renov contemp unit w/ traditional details, hdwd floors, galley kit, rear enclosed porch, large BR, bath, W/D. Approx 840 sf. NO CATS, Dogs case by case. Convenient to Georgetown Law School, Howard Un, Dwntwn, Cap Hill. Showings in afternoon for weekend; during week by advance appt due to friendly dog, preferably early evenings.”
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: 1421 3rd St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5
Living Area Square Footage per Tax Record:1320
Lot Size per Tax Record: 900 Original List Price: $449,000.
List Price at Contract: $449,000.
List Date: 2/15/2013 Days on Market: 7 Settled Sales Price: $505,000 Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 04/05/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here. The listing can be seen: here. The virtual tour can be seen here.
Last week Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) looked at living large in Trinidad. This week we review a recent sale of a petite house in Truxton Circle.
As noted in the original GDoN comments, this property has a tumultuous sales history over the past decade. The earliest record of a sale in public records was twenty years ago when the home sold for $30,000. Here is what the property looked like in 2005 when it sold for $185,000. In 2007, the multiple listing service shows an attempt to market the property at $620,000. It eventually sold for $589,000. (per public records), and was foreclosed upon shortly thereafter in 2008. It sold again as a foreclosure at $225,750. in 2008. Public records report another sale in 2009 at $484,093.
If you think this sale was expensive per square foot, recall nearby 455 Q St NW, a recent GDoN-R, which sold for $755,000. Tax records identify the living area square footage at 1330. The lot size was larger at 1425.
The listing agent was David Thomas of RE/MAX Allegiance. Ty Voyles of Keller Williams Capital Properties (per the disclosure above, this is the same brokerage company that the writer is affiliated with) represented the purchaser.
Last summer I read a few stories about Garden State, an outdoor bar (a la Standard) aiming to open on New Jersey Ave near Q St NW. This would be such an amazing addition to the neighborhood. Have you heard any news on whether the proprietor is still planning/aiming to move forward? I would go! Frequently!!
I’m sorry to say that an outdoor beer garden is not coming to New Jersey and Q St, NW in Truxton Circle. I stopped by over the weekend and the space has become 2nd Time Around selling clothes, furniture, and other household items. Soon they will be offering consignment sales as well. Also in the future they plan on having regular flea market rentals for the outdoor space.
After careful consideration, the Historic Preservation Office recommends that the Board revise the boundaries of the proposed landmark application to include only the garage and stable building at 37-57 N Street, NW on Square 617 Lot 215, and that the Board designate the building a Historic Landmark to be entered into the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites. Staff recommends that the Board forward the nomination to the National Register with the identified revised boundaries. Staff further recommends that the property name be Chapman Coal Company Stable and Garage to more fully reflect the history of the property.