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.

This house is located at 3013 20th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“$10,000 CLOSING CREDIT TO BUYER!! This beauty offers open floor plan with separate formal living space in addition to family room on main level, skylights, ample natural lighting, granite counter tops, fireplace and spacious kitchen for the family gatherings! Graciously completed with all the bells and whistles sitting atop a hill giving spectacular views with rear paved driveway!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $649,000.

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A reader reports:

“They sent out menus to the neighborhood over a month ago, but the phone number on the menus redirects to the H St. location. Also, the space looks completely done (see attached). I don’t know what the holdup is and I’m sorta annoyed about it, because I could really go for a jumbo slice right now. Maybe they’re having trouble finding staff?”

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2117 Rhode Island Ave, NE

crime

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at approximately 11:36 pm. An adult male victim was standing at the intersection of Hamlin Street and Queens Chapel Road, Northeast, when he was approached by a suspect who brandished a hand gun, demanded the victim’s property, and then shot the victim multiple times.

An off duty MPD officer witnessed the offense and approached the suspects. The first suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire using his service weapon. A second suspect also shot at the officer, who again returned fire. It is unknown if the officers shots took effect. The suspects fled the scene heading northwest bound in the 1800 block of Queens Chapel Road, Northeast. The victim of the shooting was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There were no other reported injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Another eagerly anticipated opening – Nido – opens tonight!

“Our two-level, 80-seat restaurant serves eclectic Mediterranean cuisine.
The space and the menu are inspired by co-owner Erin Lingle’s time spent abroad, and aims to create ‘a place to sit down’ to snack and imbibe with family, friends, and neighbors.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Dinner 5:30-10:30pm Tuesday-Sunday
Bar open until 12am Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday, 1am Friday & Saturday Weekend brunch service coming soon”

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Photos courtesy Nido and you can see their opening menu here:

Final Menu (PDF)