This rental is located at 3008 Cortland Place, Northwest. The listing says:
“Beautiful Row House in Woodley Park Area. 4bed/3bath/sep. dinning room, play room, sunroom and utility room. Lower level has in-law suite. Backyard with parking. Kitchen features gas stove, granite counter tops,stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. All bathrooms have been renovated. Master bath has walk in shower. Lots of closet space. Great location, across from park with a playground.”
“South Cathedral Mansions, a landmark apartment building situated in Woodley Park on prestigious Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC, has changed hands for only the fourth time since it was designed and developed in 1922 by the iconic team of Harry Wardman and Mihran Mesrobian. Located one block from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station and directly across from the National Zoo, the 131-apartment property was acquired by Commonwealth Cooperative, a recently formed group of Washington, DC multifamily industry veterans.
While this is Commonwealth Cooperative’s first acquisition, the team members have extensive experience in the city’s multifamily market, particularly in the acquisition and renovation of historic apartment buildings. The joint venture is led by Commonwealth Residential and CAS Riegler, with property management provided by Oculus Realty and construction services provided by Snead Construction.
Commonwealth Cooperative’s collaborative approach with the tenants, via TOPA (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act), coupled with their commitment to historic renovation, provided the framework for a partnership with the South Cathedral Mansions Tenant Association to redevelop the property.
“We are bringing a new approach to working with tenants’ associations based on honesty, transparency, and flexibility,” said Brad Gilchrist, Managing Principal of Commonwealth Residential. “The tenants who have chosen to continue renting here will benefit from a highly innovative profit-participation plan.”
Beginning in November, the building will undergo an extensive two-year renovation to provide modern amenities while preserving and enhancing its historic character. The project will provide all-new unit interiors, central HVAC, upgraded common areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, unique community space within the original carriage house, and other improvements. By reconfiguring the apartment layouts and incorporating previously unutilized attic space, Commonwealth Cooperative will add 29 new apartments, 17 of which will feature 20-30 foot ceiling heights.
“Upon completion of these extensive renovations, South Cathedral Mansions will compete with Class A properties along Connecticut Avenue and in other sought-after neighborhoods of Washington,” said Kevin Riegler, Principal of CAS Riegler. “We have an in-depth understanding of the way these buildings were built, how to preserve them, and how to ensure that they last into future generations.”
South Cathedral Mansions, located at 2900 Connecticut Avenue, NW, is included in both the National Register of Historic Places and the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites. When originally developed by Wardman as part of a three-building complex totaling 492 apartments, it was reputed to be the largest US apartment community south of New York City.
Wardman lost the property in the run-up to the Great Depression; since 1927, South Cathedral Mansions has had just two owners. In 1961, the property was acquired by District Intown Properties, LP on behalf of the Calomiris family. The seller was represented by HFF in today’s sale to Commonwealth Cooperative.”
This house is located at 2142 Cathedral Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“You’ve never seen anything like this. Unique, lavishly livable, Woodley Park. Transfer your artistic , alternative bent here, or make it a new personalized space with the vision and inspiration of your dreams. Either way, entertainer deck, 7 parking, elevatr..(poss 5th level rooftop deck?) Walk into equity and grace at the same time. Worth the look? Reclaimed wood walls, Lava rock structures…”
“Tickets are now on sale for the National Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo event, held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo, more than 60 breweries from around the world will travel to D.C. for the beer tasting extravaganza, all in support of wildlife conservation. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be joined by popular microbreweries including DC Brau Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, and New Belgium Brewing Company. (more…)
This house is located at 3102 Cleveland Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“CLASSIC COLONIAL BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED WITH OPEN KITCHEN/ FR DESIGN FEATURING CENTER ISLAND W/ BLUE PEARL GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND FULL PICTURE WINDOW SURROUND. LARGE LR+ SEP DR. FOUR FINISHED LEVELS. PRIVATE FLAGSTONE PATIO/ TERRACE W/ TIERED UPPER LEVEL GARDEN. HEART OF MASS AVE HEIGHTS.”
I just happened to see this in the real estate section, it’s a year old but still active. The listing says:
“RENOWNED ARCHITECT TRAVIS PRICE, DESIGNED THIS INCREDIBLE CONTEMPORARY HOME TO BE BUILT IN THE HEART OF MASS AVE HEIGHTS FOR CURRENT OWNER. THIS EXTENSIVE SET OF PLANS PLUS BUILDERS BIDS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE FUTURE OWNER. $10 MILLION IS THE BUDGET FOR THE LAND + CONSTRUCTION, BUT BUYER CAN ACQUIRE LOT FOR $3.5 MILLION (INCLUDING PLANS) AND CHOOSE ARCHITECT/ BLDR OF CHOICE.”
The lot is located at 2602 29th Street, NW. The potential 7 bed/6.5 bath is yours for $10 million. Think anyone will go for it?
Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day for a great free concert at the National Zoo to benefit the Sumatran Tigers, but the show was quickly ruined when a fan was forcibly and wrongfully arrested for standing and clapping at the show.
Sure, he was asked to sit down by one officer and booed by other concert goers for standing in the first place, but nobody came to the guy’s defense when 5 200 pound cops took down a 100 pound kid for enjoying the music he was there to see. What I have seen on twitter, instagram, etc., are a bunch of people cheering on the cops (which happened at the show) for arresting him, yet the park director or even the band never even asked people to remain seated during the show. When the kid first stood up, one guitarist thanked the kid for his crowd participation, but then stayed tight lipped when he was hauled off, only to later joke “that’s what we get for hiring the Hell’s Angels to do security.
I understand the issue of common courtesy, but again, this was no “majority rules” as some people claim – or at least I was not asked to vote – and it was never announced that it was a seated only show. I am not one to encourage protests or start riots, but I think it is appalling that my peers, fellow concert goers and supporters of music and Saving the Tigers! just sat there and cheered as someone was arrested for standing at a concert.
Open to any feedback, as I know many disagree. Thanks for reading.”
Ed. Note: DCist quotes a Zoo spokesperson’s response:
Last night at the concert, where guests were sitting on the lawn, one person stood up and was blocking the audience’s view of the band. He was repeatedly asked to sit down and resisted the requests. He was removed when he didn’t cooperate and was turned over to MPD.