3109 20th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3109 20th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Lots of character appeal inside & out. LR w/fp, open DR w/picture window, Kit w/ss applncs & granite, mudroom w/access to rear deck & parking. 3 BR (1 on main) & 3 gorgeous renovated full BA, fin LL w/FR. Brilliant mahogany flrs in LR & DR. Enchanting rear deck surrounded by mature trees. Prime location near R I Ave corridor with many businesses, Catholic U, 2 Metros, hospital, library & park.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $536,000.

most interesting house

“Dear PoPville,

I’m the same person that found a hidden room underneath my basement a few weeks ago. Over the weekend, my wife and I were cleaning out some of the items left in our house by the previous owners. We removed a picture from the wall and there was a locked safe behind it.

Of course we just have to get into this thing but don’t know where to go from here. I’m assuming a general locksmith can’t crack a safe so who should we call?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I recently closed on a house in Woodridge. During each walkthrough, we saw a sheet of metal on the floor that we assumed covered the access to a crawl space under the house. After closing, we decided to move the metal and discovered a room approximately 200 sqft and 8 feet deep. There are no access stairs or ladder and the previous owners didn’t mention it during closing. It’s completely underground and seems to be completely dry. The walls look to be constructed of concrete block.

secret room

We were wondering if anyone else has heard of such a thing in DC and know what this space could have been used for. This may be irrelevant but we were told the house used to be owned by a Billy Stewart (a blues singer from the 60’s).”

WMATA-Proposed-G9

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Council Member McDuffie:

New G9 Bus Route

Another important investment made by the Council is the $1.04 million in funding for a new G9 Bus Route. Travelling from downtown to the neighborhoods and businesses along Rhode Island Avenue has long been a challenge. As residents, WMATA and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have noted, there exists a “gap in bus service between the entrance to the Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station and 4th Street NE. This gap means current riders east of the Rhode Island Avenue station are not able to take a single-seat transit ride into downtown Washington.”

“The proposed G9 bus line will service Rhode Island Avenue from 14th Street, NW to just beyond the District’s border at Eastern Ave, NE, thereby filling that gap and alleviating congestion on the G8 and other bus lines that offer partial service to the Rhode Island Avenue, NE corridor,” stated McDuffie. “Additionally, a G9 line will allow public transit users easy access to the many retail businesses and restaurants that are opening along Rhode Island Avenue, one of the District’s Main Streets. Finally, there is the potential that a G9 line may alleviate some of the traffic on Rhode Island Avenue by providing residents with a new direct option to reach downtown.”

RIA porch fest

From an email:

RIA Porchfest

Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!

Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y’s Jazz Club at 16th & Rhode Island Ave NE. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm, the front stoops and porches of several Rhode Island Avenue NE residents and businesses will be transformed into performance spaces where local musicians will play FREE mini concerts for the community!”

listing photos
via Zillow

“Dear PoPville,

You have to post this! It is the “basement rents for $2900 in Woodridge edition.”

How classic is the pic of the woman by the bathtub with the dog?”

The full listing for 3100 26th St, NE says:

“BIG DC house with BIG yard. A steal at a MILLION [$975,000]. Location Location Location. Off South Dakota Avenue, corner house with detached garage and ample off street parking. Basement is currently a rental at $2,900 a month, has it’s own separate entrance. The basement renovation paid for itself 3 times over. All photos with carpet are in the basement. Photos with hardwood are upstairs in main part of house. Photo with child and dog in bathroom is masterbath to master bedroom. Jetted tub. Blue bathroom is in the basement. Other 2 bathrooms are on the 1st and 2nd floors upstairs.”

2411 Otis Street Northeast

This house is located at 2411 Otis Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming home w/ intimate spaces, hw flrs, vintage details on 3 finished levels. Formal LR, DR, K, 2 BR, 1.5 BA, FR, nursery, and sunroom. Enchanting outdoor space – full-width front porch, rear deck & patio, deep yard beautifully landscaped w/ raised garden beds, raspberry bushes & lush greenery. Quiet street just blocks from Rhode Island Ave corridor w/fantastic small businesses. Open Sun 2-4pm”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $449,900.

GDoN-revisited

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with 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 Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3815 24th St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Faces rear, concrete driveway Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $599,000.
List Price at Contract: $599,000.
List Date: 12/05/2015
Days on Market: 21
Settled Sales Price: $599,000.
Seller Subsidy: $17,885.
Settlement Date: 1/11/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

There has been a lot of attention paid to some homes in the NE DC neighborhood of Brookland recently hitting million dollar price points. The subject property is located in the adjacent neighborhood of Woodridge, directly east of Brookland, which saw five homes sell in 2015 between $805,000. and $849,999. (the highest price to date in Woodridge). (more…)

GDoN

This house is located at 3815 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Hot, Hot, Hot! This great renovated detached home with parking space is in highly-desirable Woodridge. It features hardwood floors and a kitchen with SS appliances, granite counters & ceramic tile. French doors off the DR lead to a rear deck. Fully finished basement with potential bedroom/den. Minutes from downtown DC, the Metro, Busboys & Poets, Brookland, Costco & Lowe’s. OPEN HOUSE on Sunday!”

inside 10.30.10 AM

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $599,000.

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2129 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Signage and building permits for a new restaurant, across the street from Nido.”

Back in 2013 RIA Insider posted:

“The theme of the restaurant will be “Food for Thought” and will feature American style cuisine, using local and fresh ingredients, that Nina describes as “healthy dining” with made from scratch foods…they are currently working on the menu, which will contain several signature dishes including gluten-free and vegetarian options.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.