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by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 1st and Seaton Place, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1700 / 1br – Completely renovated, spacious 1BR in the heart of Bloomingdale!

Completely renovated, spacious one-bedroom English basement apartment in Bloomingdale!

Rent: $1,700 per month

Available May 1, 2018

Apartment features (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2018 at 10:15 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 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: 87 V Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: LeDroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: LeDroit Park
Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Garage, Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Living Square Footage per Listing: 5564 square feet Lot Sq Ft: 1900
Original List Price: $1,600,000. List Price at Contract: $1,600,000.
List Date: 2/1/2018 Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $1,700,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/4/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Everyone can breathe a sign of relief because this amazing corner home in Bloomingdale was purchased, per the listing agent, by an owner occupant with plans to restore its historic glory. Given that the price escalated $100,000., we can assume there was other interest. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 1st and U Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2000 / 2br – 750ft2 – 2 Bd English Basement-Utilities Included

This is a two-bedroom/one bath English basement apartment located in the heart of Bloomingdale at 1st and U St NW.

The rent includes ALL utilities, including cable. The landlord requires a security deposit of one month’s rent, along with the first month’s rent.

There is a washer/dryer in unit, and the bathroom is shared. One of the bedrooms has a walk-in closet. Each bedroom is approximately 10′ by 11 1/2′. The apartment has a back exit that opens out to a quaint patio that further opens out to Crispus Attucks Park, a hidden treasure of Bloomingdale. It’s a great place to hang out, read, sunbathe, etc. Pets are welcome.

About the neighborhood: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0


3rd and Florida Ave, NW, vacant For-EVAH

A few folks have been asking and Jason reminded me this morning:

“any word on the place at 3rd & florida across from anxo? used to have a lease sign up but doesn’t anymore, and looks like construction inside.”

I took some photo last weekend and it definitely looks like a bar is sketched out on the floor. Anyone hear any scuttlebutt about the plans here?


what’s that old sign above the door say?


looking towards ANXO

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


1st and R Street, NW

If the font is too small below – here’s the PDF: coconut club pop up menu

“”Big Bear Cafe is having a neighborhood luau next Friday (3/16), and Saturday (3/17), with chef Adam Greenberg from the new Coconut Club restaurant (coming to Union Market!).

Adam is a 4-time-winner of “Chopped” and will be serving up his Hawaiian inspired cuisine, including his famed spam fried rice.

It will be open to all (no tickets), very kid friendly, and heavy drinking (Tiki bar!).”

Also: “The Cotton & Reed team has jumped on the band wagon and will be running the bar for the weekend. They’ll be doing some awesome drink specials.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0


1700 1st Street, NW at R

From Big Bear:

“Big Bear Cafe is having a neighborhood luau next Friday (3/16), and Saturday (3/17), with chef Adam Greenberg from the new Coconut Club restaurant (coming to Union Market!).

Adam is a 4-time-winner of “Chopped” and will be serving up his Hawaiian inspired cuisine, including his famed spam fried rice.

It will be open to all (no tickets), very kid friendly, and heavy drinking (Tiki bar!).

Hope to see you there.

Friday, 3/16
Saturday, 3/17
5pm-10pm each night”

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


There’s an unruly mop of hair under this lid

And of course I’ll be shaving my head too – so if you’d like to join our fight against childhood cancers – please consider donating what you can here. And of course I’ll be bringing some t-shirts, tote bags and even hats this year to sweeten the deal!


116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Boundary Stone:

“Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale will host their annual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3pm.

The event will raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s childhood cancer research and local teams and individuals will compete to collect donations before taking their turn in the barber’s chair. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 2001 1st St NW at U Street. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3600 / 4br – 1850ft2 – Townhome Style Row Home

Spacious Bloomingdale property is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome style row home located in the center of the historic district of Bloomingdale at First and U Streets NW. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and opens to the dining and living room areas. The house boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout and a bonus living area on the 4th floor. This bonus room has a skylight and picture windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding neighborhood and can be used as a studio or a study. The large master bedroom has a private full master bathroom. The 2 bedrooms are located on the 3rd floor and share a full bathroom. The 4th bedroom is located in the basement. In addition, the finished basement offers a separate, private entrance, large seating area, and private bath. The laundry area is located in the basement.

Amenities & Other Information: (more…)

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