Washington, DC

5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

Morris American Bar, the whimsical Shaw cocktail haven helmed by master craftsman David Strauss, is popping up for just one night at Chevy Chase newcomer I’m Eddie Cano (located at 5014 Connecticut Avenue NW). The special evening will feature an array of cocktails from Strauss (manning the bar, alongside “shared” employee Doug Fischer), including riffs on classic Italian cocktails and Morris favorites. A selection of highlights include: Read More


5014 Connecticut Avenue, NW previously Banana Leaf

From an email:

I’m Eddie Cano – a cozy, family-friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant – will open in the heart of Chevy Chase (at 5014 Connecticut Avenue NW) this week.

About: I’m Eddie Cano (say it three times fast, and one will ultimately stumble upon the phonetic pronunciation of “Americano” in Italian) is the first independent venture from industry veterans Massimo Papetti (Assaggi Osteria, Cafe Milano) and former ThinkFoodGroup executive chef James Gee (Jaleo, China Chilcano).

Check out the menu and more: Read More


5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW

OK then, looks like we got another neighborhood name battle on our hands. I LIVE FOR THIS. Thanks to Amy for getting the ball rolling by objecting to Chevy Chase (D.C.) as the neighborhood for that new Italian restaurant coming across the street from the original Politics and Prose. So let’s settle this once and for all. hahaha just kidding, but let’s do our best to get a consensus. Now I don’t consider google the arbiter of neighborhood boundaries but I will note that they consider this Chevy Chase. I asked earlier today on twitter and folks seem pretty split between Van Ness and Forest Hills. Originally I was firmly in the Chevy Chase camp but now I’m honestly undecided. What say you?


This rental is located at 30th St NW at Brandywine. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1450 / 1br – IDEAL “Secret Garden” Apartment near Van Ness Metro

Newly renovated 1 bedroom English-basement apartment in single family home located in a diverse, safe, family-friendly neighborhood blocks from Van Ness metro station and Conn. Ave. restaurants and shops. Abundant street parking. Private, garden entrance. Read More


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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2871 Audubon Terrace, NW
Legal Subdivision: Forest Hills
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Forest Hills
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Garage, Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage per Listing: 21,440 square feet (~1/2 acre)
House Square Footage per Listing: 4650
Original List Price: $2,895,000. List Price at Contract: $2,895,000.
List Date: 10/27/2017 Days on Market: 12
Settled Sales Price: $2,800,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/5/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

As much as the DC real estate market is driven by desire for central urban locations close to restaurants, yoga studios, and Metro, there is something to be said for being surrounded by views of the Park and a private half acre forest of land, not to mention having your own Japanese-inspired foot bridge. And all this within a fourteen minute walk to civilization and the Van Ness/UDC Metro station. Read More



Thanks to Jon for sending from Forest Hills:

“A friendly reminder to set your parking break and curb your wheels when you park your car on a hill, especially if you have a manual.”


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