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by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


14th and Colorado/Kennedy Street, NW courtesy Moreland’s Tavern

From Moreland’s:

Monday 5pm – 9pm
5501 14th Street NW

Come browse amazing arts and crafts from talented local artists, shop for the holidays, enjoy a specialty cocktail and stay for the food! Moreland’s will be open as usual AND hosting many craft vendors for your shopping and dining enjoyment. Free and open to one and all!”

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Elle reports:

“Could see it all from my bedroom window…glad to see that no one was injured. That pupuseria was a total hidden gem too.

Updates when we learn more on the status of Pupuseria Maria at 3915 14th Street, NW.

From DC Fire and EMS around 4am:

“Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building containing several stores. Fire in 1 occupancy at present. Checking for extension. No injuries reported.”

“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building in 1 store with some extension to adjacent store. Fire knocked down. Hitting hotspots. No injuries reported.”

“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire under control. No reports of any injuries. Investigators on scene to determine cause.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1622 Allison Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Lovingly maintained Wardman style home on a quiet block. Features include roomy porch, huge entry foyer , LR w/Wood burning fireplace, large DR, music room/den, 1/2 bath, and updated kitchen on first floor. Up are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, and reading room. Attic for storage, and immaculate and dry walkout basement with very high ceiling. Rose garden, garage, and priced to sell make this home unlike others! Owner/Agent” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 16th and Colorado Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1800 / 800ft2 – Carriage House

A large unfurnished detached studio carriage house is available for immediate occupancy in NW DC.

The rent of $1800 includes all utilities. The apartment has a private gated entrance and street parking.

It is located a short walk from the bus line and directly across the street from Rock Creek Park. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Police activity at Hamilton and 13th St NW at 2 am (October 17th)

MPD responded to the area for a call for sound of gunshots. The preliminary investigation determined that an unidentified suspect fired one shot into the air. No injuries or property damage were reported.

The incident was related to an alleged road rage situation.

If anyone has any information related to this event please call 202 727-9099 or text 50411”

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Fabiana sent the photo above and asked: “This is 14 St NW between Randolph and Shepherd. What happened?”

Amber replied: “Spoke to officer and they are executing a search warrant.”


3925 14th Street, NW

Steve reported around 10pm:

Astrid pool hall was just raided. The FBI swat team ran through and there are about 10 old guys handcuffed out front. It looked like only one or two were arrested.”


via google maps

Harry reported shots fired in Truxton Circle around 11pm:

“Not seeing this yet on the MPD twitter, but last night around 11pm I heard about 7-10 gunshots in the 200 block of Q Street, NW. MPD arrived promptly, swept the area, found casings through the street.

And Benjamin passes on from Adams Morgan around 10pm:

MPD reported:

“Alert: Robbery (Gun) at 2213 hrs in the 1800 block of Ontario Pl NW. Lookout for a B/M, 6’4″ with facial hair, black clothing, black bandanna, armed with a handgun.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 5505 16th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Renovator’s dream! With generous proportions and a view of Rock Creek Park, this grand 1920s home features original wood floors, coffered ceilings, 2 fireplaces, large windows, 3 sets of French doors, pristine trim, and a stunning central staircase. Large lot w 2 car garage. Bring your design preferences to usher in a new era for this magnificent residence. New roof in 2018, but needs major rehab.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

Good news for football fans in north country from Moreland’s Tavern:

“This Sunday we will have Singers Significant Meats join us in the kitchen. Chef has created some awesome specials including a Pastrami Egg Sandwich, Reuben Sliders, and Brisket Tacos.   We will have 5 TV’s showing 5 different games at the upstairs bar, including our new 100in projection screen. Drink specials every week will be $5 DC Brau, $5 Terrapin’s, $4 Miller Lite as well as $5 Bloody Marys.”


5501 14th Street, NW at Colorado/Kennedy

And for folks around U Street: Don’t Call it a Comeback, The Prospect is back:

“They will be open Thursday night -Sunday night for football season and most likely for March Madness. The food menu, for the time being, is much smaller until they get up to full speed.

Grab a seat at the bar & enjoy a ice cold beer with some of our signature Wings!”


1214 U Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. 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 Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 5700 16th St NW
Legal Subdivision: 16th Street Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: 16th Street Heights
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $1,575,000. List Price at Contract: $1,450,000.
List Date: Originally Listed 10/30/2017 Re-listed after some time off market and significant price reduction on 4/14/2018

Days on Market: 61 (most recent listing)

Settled Sales Price: $1,450,000.

Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/10/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Fifteen years ago, this stately over 6000 square foot detached house in 16th Street Heights listed for $725,000. The listing notes that multiple offers would be presented at the broker’s office (that’s the way it used to happen). It settled in late May 2003 for $760,000., which would have generally been a high price for a house in DC at the time.

Fast forward just two years later, when it next sold in late June 2005 for $1,212,5000., which was $37,500. less than asking. The interior pics from that listing are must see. Agents in DC were just starting to use digital cameras for additional pics.

From 2006 to 2008, the number of detached houses sold in 16th Street Heights declined from 44 in 2005 (which many DC real estate industry veterans would describe as a peak year) to 29 in 2006, 26 in 2007, and 26 in 2008. Prices, however, remained relatively stable.

Until 2009.

In 2008, the highest priced detached home sale in the neighborhood was $1,550,000. In 2009, the highest detached home sale was $815,000. Median net price dropped from $619,250. to $471,000.

Prices in the area began recovering and gaining upward momentum starting in 2012.

In 2017, the highest detached home sale in 16th Street Heights was $1,485,000., with a net median price for detached homes of $850,000. Year to date, the subject property is the highest detached sale in 2018, and net median price is up to $920,000. for detached homes in the legal subdivision of 16th Street Heights.

The listing agent for this transaction was Gail Milazzo with Long and Foster Real Estate Inc. Jennifir Birtwhistle, with Weichert, REALTORS, represented the Purchaser.

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