05/26/17 1:00pm


Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington

Literally.

StreetsofWashington writes: “A class photo from Brookland, circa 1920. Among the students are Norman Beall, Mildred White, Carl Sullins, Marguerite Kleim, Catherine Nevitt, Harold Thompson, and Harvey Carver. They signed the photo on the back.”

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05/26/17 10:55am

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the 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 Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 400 U Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: LeDroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: LeDroit Park
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,290,000. List Price at Contract: $1,290,000.
List Date: 4/26/2017 Days on Market: 2
Settled Sales Price: $1,425,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/23/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Sold in 2 days. No parking. For more than 10% above the list price.

West of Shaw and East of Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park is an enclave of historic homes tucked above Rhode Island Ave NW. The area has recently enjoyed a surge in seven figure sales, as renovations in the area push to hit new standards of design and finish.

Very recently, Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) posted about this nearby sale on Elm Street, which settled for $1,510,000. That home also lacked off street parking. (more…)

05/26/17 10:25am


rendering via Loopnet

Ah good scuttlebutt from a reader via Loopnet:

“1011 M is a street level retail property of approximately 4,260 sf. The tenant is a Full-service restaurant from a member of the team responsible for opening several of José Andrés’ restaurants including Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel and Minibar.

o A Georgian feast restaurant in Shaw, one of the hottest neighborhoods in DC.
o Featuring an extensive Georgian wine list and cha-cha, their version of grappa.
o The architectural and design firms have created a space that is chic and stylish, rustic and refined best described at Industrial Chic. (more…)

05/26/17 9:55am


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From the National Zoo:

“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s team of reproductive scientists, veterinarians and panda keepers performed two artificial inseminations on 18-year-old female giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) on May 25. The first procedure started at 2 p.m. and the second at 11:30 p.m. Scientists and keepers had been closely monitoring Mei Xiang’s behavior and hormones for the past several weeks. Daily hormone reports showed Mei Xiang’s estrogen levels peaked May 24, an indication that she was ovulating and able to become pregnant. Female giant pandas are only in estrus, or able to become pregnant, for 24 to 72 hours each year. (more…)

05/26/17 9:15am


Photo by PoPville flickr user Elvert Barnes

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