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by Prince Of Petworth — June 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


1300 block of Peabody St, NW Photo by Elizabeth Eastwick

Elizabeth writes around 7am:

“Giant fire at the apartment building behind LAMB school. There were probably 30 engines and you could see and smell the smoke from North Capital street. It was insane.”

More (including video) from DCFD after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 23, 2017 at 11:15 am 0


5830 Georgia Ave, NW

From the BBQ Bus Smokehouse:

“Please join us for a special neighborhood preview of the BBQ Bus Smokehouse on Saturday after the Kennedy Street Festival.

On the menu: BBQ Sundaes. One of our special occasion favorites, we’re serving it for just one day and for the special price of $2.11 to commemorate the year we opened the BBQ Bus food truck.

We look forward to being part of the neighborhood! Hope to see you soon.

DATE: Saturday, June 24
TIME: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (After the Kennedy Street Festival)
WHERE: BBQ Bus Smokehouse, 5830 Georgia Avenue NW

Menu (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 16, 2017 at 11:55 am 15 Comments

This house is located at 615 Tuckerman Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Step into to this beautiful 3bed/1.5bath home nestled in the heart of Brightwood. The main level features gleaming hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen w/farmhouse sink & 5-burner gas range. Upstairs are 3 light-filled bedrooms & a renovated bath. The lower level has a huge space awaiting your final touches. Located less than a mile from Takoma metro, Walter Reed redevelopment & tons more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $440,000.

by Prince Of Petworth — June 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm 4 Comments


5830 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Salt and Pepper Grill III (Indian) space and Chocolate Crust before that.

Almost forgot about this:

“The BBQ Bus Smokehouse will feature the well-loved smoky sandwiches and picnic plates served from the food truck since 2011 plus original additions created in honor of the surrounding Brightwood community, including a new Georgia Avenue Gold slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich.

Other dishes include soy and brown sugar brined chicken wings, baby back ribs, Angus brisket, choriozo mac and cheese, and bacon mashed potatoes.”

Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth — June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am 23 Comments

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 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: 720 Fern St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $669,000. List Price at Contract: $669,000.
List Date: 4/20/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $737,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/26/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Brightwood, or Takoma DC, is up north and not far from the planned development at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site. This particular home is on the east side of the neighborhood, positioned between Georgia Ave NW and Blair Rd NW. It’s also close to the Maryland line and downtown Takoma Park. Red line Metro at Takoma Park is a 9 to 11ish minute walk.

For folks who still want to live in DC, desire some yard space, but don’t care to share walls, a number of different neighborhoods offer a range of prices for detached homes.

Here are the median prices and links to current active listings for detached fee simple houses throughout the city: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — April 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm 22 Comments

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Rendering via Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser broke ground on The Parks at Walter Reed, a redevelopment project that will create 3.1 million square-feet of residential, office, and retail space in Ward 4. The project will also create 6,000 jobs, 2,100 units of housing, 432 of which will be affordable, and nearly one billion dollars in tax-generated revenue over 30 years. The Mayor was joined at today’s groundbreaking by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and representatives from the master development team Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden.

“In Washington, DC, we value inclusive prosperity, and through transformative development projects like this one, we can bring jobs, affordable housing, and economic opportunity to thousands of District residents,” said Mayor Bowser. “This effort has been years in the making, and now the future is bright for Walter Reed, Ward 4, and the entire community.”

This groundbreaking makes way for the first phase of infrastructure improvements, including: demolition of Building 2, the 1970s era hospital, which will set the stage for the development of a new town center; preservation of historic buildings; development of a new water main and other utility services; and landscape improvements.

“We are excited to break ground on Walter Reed because it means more local job opportunities and amenities at this catalytic development. Walter Reed is another positive signal of our growing economy and our emergence as a national leader in affordable housing, retail, hospitality and tourism,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner.

The Parks at Walter Reed will be phased over a 10-15 year period and will include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — March 22, 2017 at 9:30 am 9 Comments

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Thanks to Wendy for sending: “The place next door to the Brightwood Lofts has been abandoned a while, and this morning my dog and I woke up to find it on fire.”

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More video and photos from DCFD after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — March 13, 2017 at 11:30 am 14 Comments

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From an email:

“BRIGHTWOOD – Get ready Georgia Avenue, here comes something meatier!

The BBQ Bus food truck is hanging its own brick-and-mortar shingle at 5830 Georgia Avenue NW in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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courtesy BBQ Bus

The BBQ Bus Smokehouse will feature the well-loved smoky sandwiches and picnic plates served from the food truck since 2011 plus original additions created in honor of the surrounding Brightwood community, including a new Georgia Avenue Gold slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich.

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courtesy BBQ Bus

Other dishes include soy and brown sugar brined chicken wings, baby back ribs, Angus brisket, choriozo mac and cheese, and bacon mashed potatoes.

BBQ Bus Smokehouse opens in May.

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