Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1432 T Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,050,000. List Price at Contract: $1,050,000.
List Date: 3/15/2017 Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $1,100,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/24/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.


For some buyers, location overcomes small space, and in contrast to many luxury condos in the area, this fee simple home has private outdoor space. Parking and storage are also a plus.

Currently, there are two active listings on the same block, just off 14th Street, around the corner from Trader Joe’s and Ted’s Bulletin, and many other retail options. (more…)

From Kit and Ace’s coming soon sign campaign in Shaw

Looks like you’ll have to find your technical cashmere attire elsewhere. Washingtonian reports:

“Kit and Ace, the luxury-basics fashion brand founded by the family of Lululemon’s founder, announced today that all three of its Washington-area locations closed Wednesday at 12:30 PM. The company is reportedly closing all of its US locations, including showrooms on both M Street and 8th Street in DC, as well as its Bethesda Row storefront.”


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in reference to a Burglary II/Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) incident which occurred in the 2000 block of 15th Street, NW, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at approximately 1:40 PM. The subject was captured by nearby surveillance cameras.

Anyone who can identify the subject or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

The Washington Post reported:

“D.C. police are looking for a man who they said burglarized a residence in Northwest Washington and then pointed a gun at the homeowner who tried to retrieve his belongings, according to authorities.”

2030 8th Street NW

This rental is located at 2030 8th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2975 / 1br – 800ft2 – Stunning 1bed/1bath corner unit in Shaw/U Street


Stunningly modern and perfectly located…. this 1 BR / 1 BA condo is available for rent in the boutique Atlantic Plumbing Condominium building just steps from the restaurants, night life, and retail of U Street. Located just one block from 9th and U Street you are within a moments walk to the U Street Metro, multiple bus lines, bikeshare, WeWork, and venues such as 9:30 Club, Nellies, Brixton, 801 Restaurant, Right Proper Brewery and more.

Newly constructed just 2 years ago, the property offers access fob security, full service reception, fully equipped on-site fitness center, reservable party room with kitchen, resident exclusive rooftop with fire pit, lounge chairs, grills, and more.

– Flexible, though ideally starting mid/late May or early June.

Unit Features: (more…)

franklin hall
1346 Florida Avenue, NW

Last week when we spoke about Maydan, from the owners of Compass Rose, coming to the Manhattan Laundry building – some folks noted that there was major construction going on Florida. They were looking at the space that will shortly be Franklin Hall. Back in August we learned Franklin Hall would be a:

“New Tavern. Serving a fine selection of draft beers, wine and craft cocktails. The food will be selections of sausages, giant pretzels and fries. Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge. Total Occupancy Load is 232. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

Gotta be days away from opening:


You can see more (better) photos of the interior on Tin Shop’s website. Tin Shop are also partners in Smoked & Stacked, Big Chief, Lost & Found, Penn Social and others. Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

2117 10th gdon

This unit is located at 2117 10th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious 1bd + den unit in ideal U St location. Open floor plan easily allows for a full sized dining table and living room set with maple floors running throughout. Large den serves as a perfect office/tv room/nursery. Walkthrough master closet has two walls of storage. Extra storage located in basement. 10 minute walk to U St/Cardoza Metro. DC’s newest Whole Foods being built 2 blocks away.”


You can see more photos here.

This 820 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $530,000 ($260 monthly fee.)