by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 10:50 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: 1337 Rittenhouse St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Basement: Partially Finished Parking: Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
House Living Square Footage per Listing: 1957 square feet
Original List Price: $743,000. List Price at Contract: $720,000.
List Date: 1/4/2018 Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $730,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/20/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Something(s) about this property struck a nerve with commenters, as the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post attracted 62 comments. Many of the comments were in relation to the design of the renovation, which was not brand, brand new, but done in 2016. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1416 Aspen Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“This completely renovated, bright mid-century gem right off of Rock Creek Park is turn-key perfection! Open concept w/ large living+dining room, fireplace, hardwoods. Gorgeous kitch w/ white quartz & ss appls. 3br, 2.5 baths on the main w/ large windows, custom shades, Elfa. LL family room, 3rd full bath. Special yard! Deck, slate patio, flat grassy yard & shed. 0.9 mi to metro.Open Sat/Sun 1-3.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $729,900.

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2018 at 11:30 am 0

This house is located at 1337 Rittenhouse Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Elegant, renovated 4 BR 3.5 BA townhome includes: open floor plan, new gourmet kitchen with SS appliances and Calcutta countertops, spa-like baths, hardwood floors, upscale finishes, premium window treatments, parking for 2 cars. Finished LL with separate entrance, kitchen and bath. Located just steps from The Parks at Walter Reed. Open House Sat 12-2 and Sun 2-4.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $743,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 6207 Piney Branch Road, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Charming home in Brightwood w/ lots of character! Updates throughout w/ recently renovated 3rd level, HVAC, & bathrooms. Kitchen w/ granite counters, soft close drawers and cabinets. Enjoy fireplace in living rm. Basement offers private entrance w/ in-law suite. Spacious yard w/ 2 parking spaces + addtl street parking. Nearby to Rock Creek Park, restaurants, Walter Reed development & Takoma metro.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $620,000.

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 608 Whittier Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Rare opportunity! Stunning & elegant detached all-brick home in Takoma! Recent updates to 3BR/3.5BA accentuated by original details. Gourmet kitchen w/ island. Mstr suite w/ huge walk-in closet. Finished bsmt. Front & rear porches boast chic French doors, sunlight pours! Large rear yard w/ new landscaping & parking. Short 0.4mi walk to both Takoma Metro, Walter Reed redevelopment!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,000.

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


“Dear PoPville,

I live in 16th Street Heights and was rudely awakened shortly after 6 by a helicopter doing low altitude circles this morning…this was followed by a cacophony of sirens about an hour later…any idea what that was all about?”


“Around 610am this morning there was a low flying helicopter circling Petworth. Super loud – it woke me up and made the floors of my apartment vibrate. Anyone have any idea what’s going on?”

Update from MPD:

This was a US Park Police helicopter assisting MPD with an investigation in the 900 block of Shepherd Street, NW.

Not sure if related but last night MPD reported: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

via The Parks at Walter Reed

From a press release:

The Parks at Walter Reed will host a new Holiday Reflection & Tree Lighting event, bringing the community together on Saturday, November 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to remember the history of the campus and ring in the Winter season.

This inaugural celebration event will feature seasonal music sung by The Marquees, commemorative ribbon decorating, festive snacks and the lighting of a 20-foot holiday tree. The evening celebrates the rich history of the Walter Reed Campus, while looking forward to the future of the new development. People with close ties to the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center will join us to share stories from their time onsite, and holiday traditions they enjoyed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Shortly after midnight, Fourth District units were called to the 6200 block of 8th Street NW in reference to a shooting. Three adult victims were found at the scene suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to area hospitals. Two of the victims succumbed to their injuries. Anyone with information concerning this incident please call MPD violent crimes at (202) 645- 9600.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 6200 block of 8th Street, Northwest, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

At approximately 11:58 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located three adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported all of the victims to local hospitals. Two of the victims succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead. A third victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The first decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Sefjuan Jones, of Nashville, NC.

The second decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Renard Marsh, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 6930 9th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious and bright bungalow on quiet, convivial block steps to Walter Reed redevelopment & metro is ready for you & your contractor to restore her cosmetic beauty! Great infrastructure, however: recently replaced arch. shingle roof, boiler, replacement windows throughout. CAC. Mix of narrow plank hdwds and vintage pine throughout. All on lush lot w/ 2-car garage- Come see for yourself!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1.5 bath is going for $550,000.


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