A reader writes:

“Lillian Rubin is missing from her home on Yuma St NW (west of Connecticut, east of Reno). Last seen 10 PM yesterday (11/13). 90 YO, under 100 lbs and under 5 ft tall. She has memory impairment and may be confused. Her hair is more gray than in these photos.”

MPD adds:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 90 year-old Lillian Rubin. She was last seen on Thursday, November 13, 2014, in the 3500 block of Yuma Street, Northwest.

Ms. Rubin is described as a white female, approximately 4’10” tall, approximately 102 pounds, brown eyes; grey and black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing night clothing or pajamas. She may be in need of medical attention.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lillian Rubin is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 or 911.”

3560 Alton Place Northwest

This rental is located at 3560 Alton Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great duplex with convenient location that is very private. Owner occupies other half occassionally when in DC. Wooden floors, living room with french doors, separate dining area, kitchen & breakfast room on 1st floor. Washer/dryer. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs. Zone 3 permit parking. Driveway shared with Owner. Owner will consider pet with separate deposit. Available October 1st.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.


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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

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

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.

4434 Connecticut Ave, NW

Big news from Bread Furst’s facebook page:

“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.

3529 Connecticut Avenue, NW

4429 35th Street Northwest

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”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $749,000.

“Dear PoPville,

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?”

4434 Connecticut Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Just after 9am this morning a reader writes: “Bakery wiped out within an hour of opening. Clearly a much needed addition to the neighborhood.”

Next up in incredible transformations – from Real Estate office to Bakery – Bread Furst is now open in Van Ness:

“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.”

Check out their opening menus here.


Lots more photos of the inside after the jump. (more…)