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Featured Property: 4429 35th St NW
Legal Subdivision: North Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: North Cleveland Park
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Garage/Shared Driveway Basement: Yes Ownership: Fee Simple
Living area square footage per tax record: 1536 Original List Price: $749,000.
List Price at Contract: $749,000.
List Date: 7/10/2014
Days on Market: 14 Settled Sales Price: $745,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/29/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Last Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R), we looked at a house EOTR. Today, we shift our attention WoTP (that’s “West of The Park”, as referenced in the comments to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post for the subject property.
Within the past six months, the North Cleveland Park neighborhood has seen a total of five settled sales of detached homes, ranging in size and condition, from $710,000. to $2,250,000. There are currently two listings of detached homes under contract, which were listed at $899,000. and $909,000. The neighborhood currently has only one active listing for a detached home, listed at $2,200,000. You can see all referenced listings here.
The listing agent was Benjamin Tessler of W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co. Phyllis Wiesenfelder of Long & Foster represented the buyer in this transaction.
“We are excited to announce “Bread Feast,”a series of neighborhood dinners with Chef Frank Ruta to begin in September at Bread Furst!
Ruta’s menu will be seasonal and simple, changing continuously. The menu will be posted 24 hours in advance of the dinners on the Bread Furst website where you will be able to reserve some of the few seats available. This will be a modestly-priced dinner with antipasto and wine followed by a single menu served family-style.
More details to follow very soon!”
Incidentally, Bread Furst has also just posted a liquor license placard:
“Bakery-Restaurant serving breads & pastries, breakfast, lunch and dinner with a seating capacity of 20 inside. Total occupancy load of 38 and sidewalk café with 24.”
Frank Ruta was formerly owner/chef of Palena which closed in Cleveland Park last April.
This house is located at 4429 35th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Great opportunity to live blocks to Subway & Connecticut Ave Shops. Very Bright & Sunny 3 bedroom Home with Office & Semi Detached Garage. Table Space Kitchen, Separate Living & Dining Rooms, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths on Second Flr, Top Floor Office, Lower Level Recreation Room, Full Bath, & Lots of Storage With Separate Entrance. Blocks to Van Ness/UDC, Murch, Eaton, Hearst, Sheridan. Sold As-Is”
Weird thing happened to my wife yesterday, was wondering if any readers have experienced something similar: while in her car at a stop light in the Van Ness area of Connecticut Ave., a woman in the car behind got out of her car, came up to the driver’s side of my wife’s car, and took a picture of her, just a couple inches from the window. My wife was so stunned she didn’t think to take the license plate, and the woman turned off before she could react. Crazy person, or ulterior motive?”
“Bread Furst is a project many years in the making, and a result of Mark Furstenberg’s relentless pursuit to make the kind of remarkable bread that we often remember and rarely find.
We are a neighborhood bakery where Washingtonians can buy food for daily life or for celebration. At Bread Furst, you can select a beautiful loaf of bread with character, indulge in a slice of delicious pie, order a child’s birthday cake, or pick up freshly prepared foods to be enjoyed at your table or ours.
At Bread Furst we believe in offering delicious, wholesome, well-made breads that uphold hundreds of years of traditional bread baking. Breads made from whole grains and ancient grains. Baguettes baked every four hours, so they can be sold and eaten when they are at their best.
Our pastry kitchen creates American desserts made with an inspired mix of tradition and creativity. We strive to make the desserts you love while enticing you with new and exciting flavors. Come in and enjoy our freshly-prepared croissants, brioche, scones, donuts, and other delicious pastries and desserts.
Bread Furst offers a seasonally driven menu made with locally sourced ingredients. Our soups, salads, sandwiches and prepared dishes focus on bold flavors; influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia. We also carry a small, but carefully chosen selection of cheese and charcuterie from our favorite local and international producers.
We are pleased to serve you freshly brewed coffee and espresso from Madcap Coffee Company. Stop by for a hot cup of coffee or a drink from our espresso bar, choose from our wide selection of teas, both caffeinated and herbal, or sample one of our refreshing, house-made sodas.”
“Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
April 12th 6 p.m.
This Saturday at Politics and Prose, Ask Roulette — the NYC-based “conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions live on stage” — is back for a second DC show. The premise is simple: show up with a question you want to ask a stranger, and hope that you get called up on stage. The one catch is that you can’t ask your question until you’ve answered a question from a stranger first.
Host Jody Avirgan says that his favorite part of the evening is the variety. “Some questions are silly — ‘Would you rather ride a lion to work or go to the moon with your best friend?’ — and some questions are a little deeper — ‘Are you the person you thought you’d be growing up?’ What makes it all come together is that you never know who’s going to get paired up, and whether their interaction is going to be funny, serious, weird, or some magical combination of all three.” He adds: “There’s also beer.”
This Saturday’s show also features special guests Clinton Yates of the Washington Post, John Dickerson of Slate, and Tamara Keith of NPR, who will all be answering and asking questions of their own. Ask Roulette’s “house band” Eli Bolin, of Sesame Street, is also making the trip from New York. The last show at Politics and Prose was packed, so show up by 6pm to get a seat and get your question in. And don’t worry, you can also just sit and watch (and drink beer).
To get a better sense of how Ask Roulette works, visit the website, where you can also listen to the podcast.”
A few weeks ago we noted the former Van Ness Square buildings had been completely demoed on Connecticut Avenue. A couple of readers have sent word that they heard rumors of a possible future Trader Joe’s. We first heard rumors back in August 2013. Anyone else still hearing this rumor? Saul Centers says that the new Park Van Ness development will include around “9,000 square feet of street-level retail and below street-level structured parking” – in August some doubted that was big enough for a Trader Joe’s. Anyone know the square footage of the 14th and U Street Trader Joe’s? I guess we’ve got a few years to find out… If they don’t come to Van Ness, what neighborhood do you think realistically has a good shot at getting the next one?