Crazy driver waving gun out window
Driving up 14th street a car was driving into my lane so I honked to alert it to my presence. When behind me, he gave two middle fingers. Whatever. When he later passed me, he waved what looked like an assault rifle (but I’m guessing is just a paintball gun or something similar) out the driver side window. This was a 30-something white hipster looking guy in a silver/gold-ish Smart Car with a sticker that said something like “your car may be fat but mine can fit anywhere.” Immediate called 911 who took the info, then asked if I wanted them to respond to where the incident happened (despite my saying both cars had moved on from there).”
As much as I love a good multimillion dollar mcmansion, for many of us that’s a little beyond our purchasing power. In this series I’m taking a look at different types of properties that are listed for $450,000 or less. This week, I’m sharing with you 4 single family homes under $450,000 (3 of them are even under $400,000!).
913 45th Place NE Washington DC 20019 – $379,900 | Deanwood
This one gets a 10/10 for curb appeal and staging, it’s nice to see homes at more modest price points get the attention that they deserve. The size is comparable to many rowhomes in the District, with 1,848 sq ft on 3 levels. Upstairs space is a little tight but the basement is nicely finished and adds extra living space and a full bath. Outside, the backyard is fully fenced and includes a 2 car off street parking pad. Although Deanwood isn’t exactly on buyers hot lists right now, expect this to change over the next few years. Located 0.6 miles to the Minnesota Ave metro this home is positioned very well for future appreciation.
4311 Burns St SE Washington DC 20019 – $424,999
A rare example of a home that has been restored with original details preserved and not renovated to look like every other house on the market right now. Besides the stately foursquare exterior, I love the wood trim, solid wood doors and original features, and the front porch is awesome. The paint colors could be a little bit less bold, but that’s a project that anyone can tackle. The unfinished basement offers room for expansion while providing great storage. Located in Fort Dupont Park with plenty of green space right next door (did you know there are 10 miles of hiking trails there?).
3805 Blaine St NE Washington DC 20019 – $399,900
Another Deanwood winner, newly renovated and even closer to metro. A second full bath would make this one even better, but the design choices are on trend with dark wood floors, white marble counters and neutral colors. A fireplace makeover would make for a great pinterest project! Originally listed at $419,000, this one also had a recent price reduction this week.
2315 Branch Ave SE Washington DC 20020 – $356,000
This one is the fixer upper of the bunch, but I see lots of potential with this Hillcrest home, a wraparound front porch would do wonders for the exterior curb appeal. Besides its location in one of the top neighborhoods in SE, this house is located on a huge* 0.17 acre lot (*for dc standards). The home appears to be in financeable condition and would make for a great project. As a bank owned home that has been on the market for 100+ days chances are good that the price is negotiable.
Looking for more homes under $450,000? See the full list here.
All property photos courtesy of MRIS
This house is located at 6635 Harlan Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“Charm! Location! Updates! Everything you need less than 1/2 mile to Takoma Metro. 2 blocks to Old Town farmers market, Republic,Busboys & Gelato!! Adorable colonial w/renovated kitchen,powder room on main level! Recent systems,many new windows,slate patio,fenced yard. Finished ll playroom and bedroom/bath guest room. Blocks to Aquatic center,splash park, & playgrounds.Driveway for 2!”
You can see more photos here.
This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $649,000.
1044 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“Sweetgreen, the seasonal, scratch cooking restaurant with a mission of connecting people to real food, today announced its new Georgetown location at 1044 Wisconsin Avenue.
Slated to open on August 1, Sweetgreen Georgetown is nearly 1,700 sq. ft. larger than the brand’s original location on M Street – which opened 10 years ago this August. The added space brings several new features to the Georgetown community, including: mobile + online ordering for easy pickup; a full menu offering to include hot toppings like sesame roasted tofu and curry-marinated chickpeas; two levels of indoor seating + outdoor patio space; and parking – making it even easier to grab lunch + dinner on the go. (more…)
via google maps
A reader reports:
“A man was robbed and beaten very badly last night around 11:00pm on Summit place and 18th St. Please pass this along, hope the man is ok, thank you. The Ontario apartments got an email, the neighbors heard the ambulance at 12am and was a big police presence. I live in the 1800 block of Summit and the crime was a block away. We have had few muggings around here but nothing like this.”
Last week a reader shared some renderings showing an Apple store at Union Market. There was much skepticism but now another tipster reports:
“One of the manager’s in the market told me about a month ago that Apple was scoping out the space directly behind the market for a store. He was pretty certain it was a done deal but nothing had/has been announced.”
“ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway and resident Lydia Barclay being the first to sit on the benches.”
ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway reports:
“I am thrilled to report NPS is in the process of installing four benches in Sherman Circle. This is the result of residents’ requests and passion, and support from ANC 4D, Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Todd, and 4C Commissioner Joe Martin.
The benches arrived at 6:56am this morning. And by 7am Ms. Lydia Barclay, from 8th and Hamilton, was the first person to sit on them. She couldn’t contain her excitement, having spent nearly 40 years walking this circle. While Ms. Barclay sat for a times seven minutes, she named countless benefits of the benches, from “welcoming residents to rest after exercise to reading a book.” She named a number of her friends she was starting to tell so they could come down soon. (more…)
Wondering if you knew what’s up with TSA doing random security checks at the Columbia Heights metro this morning?”
We’ve spoken frequently about Metro Transit Police inspections but this is the first I’m hearing of TSA security. Anyone else see increased security at other stations? If so, did you notice if it was TSA or Metro Transit Police?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Peter Hershey
You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in D.C.
525 8th Street, SE
From a press release:
“After recently celebrating their one-year anniversary at their Florida Avenue location, the ANXO team introduced breakfast last weekend to their Kennedy Street Tasting Room. This weekend Timber Pizza is coming to Porrón by ANXO on Barracks Row with their own breakfast menu, pizza and Lost Sock Coffee. (more…)