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by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 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 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: 1883 3rd St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Ledroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Ledroit Park
Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Garage, Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot size: 6215 square feet
Original List Price: $1,795,000. List Price at Contract: $1,795,000.
List Date: 11/2/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,855,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/8/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The earliest recorded sale available in the multiple listing system (online records only go back to the mid 1990’s) for this property was in 1998.

Two decades ago, the Anna J. Cooper Circle in historic LeDroit Park, upon which this grand home sits, was a very different place. At the time, a few houses down, Anna Cooper’s own architecturally impressive detached home sat vacant, as did many properties in the immediate area. These are old, very large homes, that are expensive to keep up and many, over time, fell into deep disrepair. (The Anna J. Cooper home was renovated around a decade ago by a developer as his own home.)

That 1998 listing? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1911 2nd Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Too many cool details to list! Dramatic 4 level floating staircase, Atrium ceiling. Extensive smarthome features (Nest on every floor, integrated Control4 media system & Sonos). Gas fireplace, high end appliances, hard wired gas grill, 4-zoned HVAC, tankless water heaters, sprinkler system. 8 ft+ ceilings in basement. Media rm & guest suite. Secure parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,299,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1808 4th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3400 / 3br – LeDroit SFH For Rent!

Rent a beautifully renovated 3-bedroom, 2-bath semi-detached townhouse​ in historic Ledroit Park at Florida Ave and 4th St NW! Updated kitchen and brand new bathrooms. Built in the 18​90s. Hardwood floors, 12​-​foot ceilings, and original ​details and ​wood moldings throughout. Lease Terms: – Available immediately. – Minimum 12 month lease. – Credit check is required and the cost is $40/applicant. – No pets or smoking. – Rent: $3,400 – Security Deposit: $3,400″

by Prince Of Petworth November 24, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is working a shooting in the 100 block of Q Street NW that occurred on November 22, 2017 at approximately 3:49PM. The victim reports while standing on the sidewalk he heard several shots then realized he was shot once in the upper left leg. The victim was treated at a local hospital. The Lookout for the male with the handgun is a medium skin, 18-40 years old, heavy build, wearing dark jeans and a black hoodie. Any information please contact 2027279099

As for right now there is no evidence to connect the shooting in the unit block of N Street NW that occurred on November 21 with this incident. The Fifth District Detective’s office is investigating both cases.”

and

“Earlier today [Thursday], at approximately 1:30pm, members of the Third District responded to the 200 block of V Street NW in reference to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound to her lower extremities. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1883 3rd Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Historic Queen Ann Victorian, circa 1883, one of the first detached houses built in LeDroit Park. The imposing, colorful facade anchors the Anna J. Cooper Circle, a coveted downtown location. Features include: turrets, deep hip gabled roofs of slate, expansive chef’s kitchen, opulent master suite, upgraded bathrooms throughout, plus LL in-law suite and large 2-car garage w/ addl., secure parking”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,795,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 439 Elm Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Enchanting renovated row house on a quiet street in LeDroit Park, 0.4 mi to the Shaw Metro! Walk Score of 94! High-end finishes, modern design, top of the line appliances + superior attention to detail make this delightful property a serene urban oasis! Move-in ready; renovated granite kitchen, renovated bath, elegant wood flrs, ample storage + a picturesque priv backyard~perfect for entertaining!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $549,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 329 Elm Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1995 / 2br – 700ft2 – 2 BR Shaw/LeDroit Park

2 BR available now in historic, charming, and trendy LeDroit Park. Apartment was completely renovated in 2014 and includes free Cable and Internet. The apartment is blocks away from Bloomingdale/Florida Ave./U St. clubs, bars, and shops. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


211 Elm Street, NW

From a press release:

“Howard University is partnering with Urban Investment Partners (UIP) and Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) to redevelop two former dormitories into residential apartments. The UIP/NDC partnership closed on the Carver Hall transaction on August 18th and subsequently finalized closing on Slowe Hall on September 1st. The partnership will renovate and convert the two structures into 162 modern rental apartments.

Howard University’s Real Estate Development and Capital Asset Management team issued a Request for Proposals in early 2017 and selected UIP/NDC after a highly competitive process that attracted several local and regional developers. The University will maintain fee simple ownership of the property through an innovative, long-term capitalized ground lease structure and will participate in the upside generated by the project over the term. The full project cost, including a capitalized ground lease payment and redevelopment, is $50 million. Negotiated terms include significant minority participation, ranging from equity partners to trade contractors. The agreement also provides scholarships and internship opportunities for Howard University students.


Rendering: George Washington Carver Hall

Located in the LeDroit Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, George Washington Carver Hall (211 Elm Street, NW) and Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall (1919 3rd Street, NW) were built in 1942 to accommodate War Department workers. For more than 60 years, the buildings have served as student dormitories for the University. Both are currently unoccupied. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Thanks to Andrew for sending:

“Looks like DCity Smokehouse is doing a major overhaul of their outdoor seating area. Installing previous paving, minor landscaping, and tree planting. Per the Bartender, it won’t be open for a while, “probably for next spring”.

Based on the tree protection, E&S controls, and Miss Utility markings dated 8/28, it looks like they will break ground any day.

There is a plan hanging on the wall inside. Too bad we have to wait but should be worth it!”


2nd and Florida Ave, NW

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