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by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1367 Rittenhouse Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautiful renovations & functional design make for a charming, one of a kind home in amazing location! Light filled w/ open floor plan & gorgeous FP. Gourmet kitchen w/ walnut & SS. Lg master w/ private bath. Custom built ins. 2 Bonus Rooms could be music room, playroom, or exercise studio. 2 Car Prkg incl Garage. 2 blocks to Rock Creek! Close to grocery,restaurants & development at Walter Reed!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 full/2 half baths is going for $689,900.

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2018 at 11:10 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 5:00 am, 4th District members heard rapid gunshots coming from what sounded like the 700 b/o Missouri Ave N.W. Moments later, 911 calls started coming into the radio zone giving multiple locations between Missouri Ave. to Rittenhouse, 9th Street to 13th. While canvassing the area, an Officer was flagged down by a vehicle occupied multiple times with the driver stating that he had a gunshot victim on board. The Officer followed the vehicle to Children’s Hospital where the gunshot victim was identified as juvenile Hispanic male, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right foot. Shell casings we believe related to this event were located in the 5900 b/o 13th Street N.W.

Fourth District Detectives are currently investigating this case. If you have any information regarding this case, please call 202-727-9099.”

Around 8:30pm a reader reported to us:

“Numerous gunshots in or around LeDroit Park”

Another reader reports this morning “20+ rounds fired.”

Anyone else hear this?

Update from another reader:

“Massive barrage of gunfire in Ledroit Park around 9pm yesterday. When the gunshots kept going on so quickly for so long, I thought for a moment it must be fireworks because I’ve never heard gunfire so intense. But it wasn’t fireworks. It was really scary. Cops were on the scene almost immediately – they’ve had a heavy presence in the neighborhood recently. There were still about 7-8 cops in the park when I left for work around 7 this morning.”

Update from MPD via the LeDroit Park Listserv:

“At approximately 9:20 last night, we received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the area 200 V, 4th/Elm and 300 V St. In addition, our Shotspotter detection system alerted to the sounds of gunshots. Our officers arrived and identified a vehicle that had sustained damage from bullets, along with multiple spent shell casings. We did not locate any victims on scene or at area hospitals, and no witnesses have indicated if they saw any people being shot at. One caller observed a white car flee from the area, but it is unknown if that was a suspect, potential victim or possible witness. We completed a report to document the incident, CCN 18-050178.

This morning, a resident coming out to their vehicle observed bullet damage to theirs as well, so we have updated the report to reflect the second vehicle.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 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 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: 1415 Aspen Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Living Square Footage per Listing: 2065
Original List Price: $729,900. List Price at Contract: $729,900.
List Date: 2/1/2018 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $741,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 3/5/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located right next to the future Walter Reed development, and across 16th Street from Rock Creek Park, this detached home sold 1.59% above list price.

Last sold in basically the same condition (the half bath in the lower level appears to have been changed to a full) just over two years ago in January 2016 for net $650,250., the property gained appreciation of 14%. According to Neighborhood Scout, which provides data for real estate, annual appreciation in DC since 2000 has been around 7.65% per year.

There are currently a total of eight detached fee simple homes for sale in the Brightwood neighborhood, which includes this area adjacent to Rock Creek Park and spans across Georgia Ave NW to North Capitol Street. They range in list price from $490,000. to $1,299,000.

The listing agents for this transaction were Casey Aboulafia and Kristen Johnson with Compass (per disclosure above, the writer is affiliated with the same brokerage). Jaime Willis, also with Compass, represented the Purchaser.

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 523 Sheridan Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautifully renovated semi detached townhouse in Brightwood on a quiet street only steps to Walmart, and Walter Reed, Downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park Metro with waterfall custom granite counters, hardwood floors, new cabinetry, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, new windows, beautiful deck, premium Kohler bathroom fixtures, fully finished walkout basement. A Must see!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $599,000.

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

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“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?”

and

“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…)

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