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by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 3rd and U Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$4695 / 4br – Terrific 4BR Home with Tons of Design Options, Exposed Brick, HW Floor

NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
• Located conveniently off of Rhode Island Ave and next to the Park at LeDroit, this impressive 3 level rowhome is nestled discreetly in the historic LeDroit Park.
• The Rhode Island Metro (red) as well as the Shaw-Howard University Metro (green/yellow) stations are just a few blocks away.
• In the wonderful Le Droit Park/Bloomingdale neighborhood, you have many options at your disposal, including many terrific eateries, including Red Hen, Boundary Stone, El Camino, Grassroots Gourmet, and Aroi.
• In addition, Big Bear Cafe, Rustik Tavern, Meats and Foods, Jimmy Wong, Bacio Pizzeria, Windows Cafe and Market and Showtime Lounge are some other attractive hot spots you will not want to miss.
• Great access to restaurants and bars as well as Logan Circle to the west and Union Station a few blocks to the south via N Capitol
• Brick appointed (recently repainted) rowhome with brick walkway. Backyard is quaint for grilling and relaxing.

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 467 Florida Ave, NW. The Craiglist ad says:

“$1550 / 1br – 980ft2 – A beautiful English basement with private entrance for rent

A beautiful English basement with private entrance for rent ($1550/per month + utility)
A beautiful English basement with private entrance locates in safe and friendly neighborhood. It is one and half block from Shaw metro station (Green line), where the young professional flood into the city to live. This boomer area is near all kind of restaurants and theater. Three minutes’ drive to Adams’ Morgan and DuPont circle. Near Howard university. Five minutes dive to Children and Washington Hospital and the Capitol building and the White house. Completely renovate the entire basement (980 qf): one bedroom, one baths, one fire places, top line kitchen’s appliances, central air/heat system, new washer/dryer and refrigerator. It is a beautiful place. Looking for a neat and reliable people to occupy the place. One (1) year lease needed. Available now.”

Side note: What the:

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD around 3am:

“Good morning. The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of W Street NW. An adult victim has been located with a gunshot wound to the foot and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099. Thank you.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2017 at 11:00 am 0


500 block of Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Last Friday sometime during the workday somebody climbed in through one of our street level windows on the backside of our house. They went through our entire basement, a room on the main floor, and our living room. The perpetrator stole my roommates laptop, some jewelry, clothes, odd knick-knacks and even tried on one of her bathing suits (taking it out of the amazon box and leaving it inside out).

If anyone saw anything please let us know/ a good reminder to neighbors to lock all their windows!”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments


207 Florida Ave, NW

About a year ago we learned about plans for The Darkroom to come to former Aida sales and service store next door to the new DCity Smokehouse. I happened to come across this listing while I was looking for today’s GDoN post. The MRIS listing says:

“Investment Opportunity! Pre-packaged condo development project with plans for a 4 unit, 5 story mixed use building. Commercial unit is 3 levels ideal for restaurant while top 2 levels features 3 residential condos. Two parking spaces in rear. Keep current design or create your own with MU-4 zoning. Amazing Bloomingdale neighborhood location next door to new DCity Smokehouse on high volume avenue.”

Stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2017 at 9:30 am 18 Comments


100 block of Rhode Island Ave, NW in 2012

From DC Water:

“When: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Where: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Crispus Attucks Park, 23 U Street NW is in the alley complex between the unit blocks of U Street and V Street NW. Access the park through the alley entrances on the north side of U Street NW and the south side of V Street NW.

The purpose of the festival is to show appreciation to the community for enduring three years of heavy construction and to celebrate the operation of the First Street Tunnel system designed to mitigate flooding in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods. The event also celebrates the Bryant Street Pumping Station Discharge Piping Replacement Project and the Small Diameter Water Main Replacement Project, all begun and completed since 2011.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 26, 2017 at 10:55 am 16 Comments

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: 400 U Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: LeDroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: LeDroit Park
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,290,000. List Price at Contract: $1,290,000.
List Date: 4/26/2017 Days on Market: 2
Settled Sales Price: $1,425,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/23/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Sold in 2 days. No parking. For more than 10% above the list price.

West of Shaw and East of Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park is an enclave of historic homes tucked above Rhode Island Ave NW. The area has recently enjoyed a surge in seven figure sales, as renovations in the area push to hit new standards of design and finish.

Very recently, Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) posted about this nearby sale on Elm Street, which settled for $1,510,000. That home also lacked off street parking. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm 6 Comments

the-royal
501 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Royal, Michelin Bib Gourmand-honored bar and eatery in LeDroit Park, is thrilled to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef Cable Smith. Smith is a kitchen veteran of acclaimed dining destinations such as Foreign & Domestic in Austin, TX, Richard Blais’ HD1 in Atlanta, and most recently, “Best New Restaurant” RAMMY Finalist Requin. The engineer-turned-Chef with almost a decade of culinary experience came to Royal last month and in addition to working with the family-owned eatery on a new menu for the late spring/early summer season, has recently added a small late-night menu, some dessert options, and happy hour food specials for the first time ever.

See the full menu here.

Perfect for the warm weather season, Chilled Corn Soup ($9) is topped with cilantro oil, shrimp ceviche and spiced popcorn, served with pandebono, a Colombian cheesy bread. Kale Caesar ($11) is anything but ubiquitous at The Royal, as Chef Smith chars fresh, sweet corn for the base of his house charred corn Caesar dressing. He tosses the nutrient-rich greens with grilled corn, avocado, cotija cheese, and arepa croutons for crunch.

Pork Belly ($13) is fried and served in a bowl topped with Salvadorian street corn, picante dulce (a sweet and spicy orange sauce), ember-roasted leeks and pickled onions, meant to be mixed together to integrate all of the flavors. Shrimp & grits get a Latin makeover in the Grilled Shrimp ($16), featuring head-on shrimp, charred tomato nage and pickled chayote, atop smoked cheddar grits. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm 24 Comments

400 U St NW

This house is located at 400 U Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“1st WEEKEND-OPEN SAT 4/29,1-3PM + SUN 4/30,1-4PM! Rare + unique showpiece in Historic LeDroit Park! Set on an expansive corner lot + overflowing w/ custom upgrades + expert craftsmanship. Fantastic XL lot w/patio! Remodeled top to bottom – 5BR/4BA w/ LL accessory unit. Jr 1BR/1BA unit w/ sep entrance. Premium quality home on the most architecturally distinct block in LeDroit Park! Walk Score: 92!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4 bath is going for $1,290,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 39 Comments

historic

“Dear PoPville,

There is a really great bit of infill happening next to the former Frazier’s funeral home at Rhode Island Ave and Florida Ave, NW. There was an empty lot on 4th st between old funeral home and two old row houses.

The developer has done a solid and filled in the lot with a new construction row home that is built to look like it is part of the original row on 4th st. It’s been great to watch this one go up. The masonry work and proportions have been done without any short cuts. If you didn’t know it, you’d think this new house is part of the original row of homes on 4th st. It’s looking like it will be a two unit building. Should be interesting to see how much it all goes for.

Checkout google street view from 4th st or S st to see this without the new construction.

There used to be a row house on this lot and it’s address was 1801 4th Street, NW. Here’s a link to a letter from DCRA to the developer regarding their plans to rebuild on the lot.”

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