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by Prince Of Petworth January 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0


Photo by Rachel

Thanks to all who messaged. Nathan reports:

“My sister spotted this scene in Logan Circle at around 8:30 this morning. Looks like someone had a rough – and super dangerous – night.”


Photo by Lee

Jason writes:

“Somebody “parked” on Logan Circle. Hope everyone was OK. Seems like a metaphor for #shutdown2018.”


Photo by Jason

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 10:55 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: 1636 13th St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Logan Circle
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
House Square Footage per Listing: 1300
Original List Price: $999,000. List Price at Contract: $945,000.
List Date: 9/28/2017 Days on Market: 54
Settled Sales Price: $935,000.
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.

This Logan Circle townhome makes efficient use of a very small (360 square feet per tax record) lot. The very vertical fee simple house has a bedroom each on the main and top levels, and the kitchen is below grade, where it likely was when originally built. We used to see a lot more of these around, but the kitchens often get moved up to make room for rental units. The lower level kitchen is/was sometimes seen in homes based on shallow lots.

In poking around through the old MRIS listings for this property, I came across a very intriguing comment in the agent remarks from when it was on the market in 2000. Paul Sliwka, still very active in DC real estate and now the Broker for Central Properties on V St, wrote “SPECTACULAR, FRESH, CONTEMPORARY RENOVATION OF “BANISHMENT HOUSE”(SEE FARM REMARKS)”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


Photo by Graham

Thanks to Graham for sending the coming soon signage for Players Club coming to 14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW in Logan. As a result we got a few more details from one of the owners, Ian Hilton (yes that Ian Hilton) and thanks to Steph for asking the questions about the plans. So according to Ian we can expect Players Club to feature:

6 pinball machines. Also skee ball, b-ball, bubble hockey and like 20 old school video games including my personal favorite, Gauntlet.

STAY TUNED.


1400 14th Street, NW (RIP Hit Item)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


1461 P Street, NW

After yesterday’s huge Union Station news about Blue Bottle Coffee (and others) coming, I received a number of emails asking about the status of Blue Bottle coming to Logan Circle:

“Dear PoPville,

you had mentioned in a post that the Blue Bottle Coffee in Logan was going in the old Lululemon store front in the Metropole building at 15/P NW. This has changed as Sweetgreen is moving there! They have the windows covered up and says that they are expanding into a bigger space. Maybe Blue Bottle is going where the old Sweetgreen is now?”


1471 P Street, NW

My sources deep in the trenches echo the theory above – Sweetgreen will be moving next door into the old Lululemon space while Blue Bottle will eventually come to the current Sweetgreen space. Anyone else hear that? STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


1400 block of Rhode Island Ave, NW around 5pm Tuesday. Photo by Joe Flood.

DCFD reported:

“Cause of today’s fire in the 1400 block of R.I. Ave NW was improperly discarded smoking materials. Fortunately we confined the flames to the balcony. #DCsBravest urge you to use caution with any smoking materials, and NEVER smoke in bed.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2018 at 10:55 am 0


12th and N St, NW photo by Nicole

Thanks to David and Nicole for sending about 12th and N St, NW.


Photo by David 1am Saturday

3600 block Park Place, NW DCFD reported “We have requested @RedCrossNCR to Park Place NW Fire for 4 adults & 1 child displaced. Cause of fire remains under investigation.”:

And James Creek Marina Sunday night:

by Prince Of Petworth January 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

At its regularly-schedule monthly meeting January 3, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle voted to support releasing a developer from a legal obligation to add a single studio apartment at the Logan Station Conominiums (1210 R Street NW) to the city’s affordable housing pool.

In compensation, the developer agreed to add a one-bedroom apartment at 721 Kennedy Street NW (more than three miles away) to the city’s affordable housing pool. In addition, the developer will provide the following to the Logan Circle area: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 14th and S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1999 / 1br – 790ft2 – Very Large 1BR/Den 14th and S NW !!

New Listing. Rarely available unit at the “Corner of 14th and Everything”.

New kitchen in big second floor apartment. in the middle of everything at 14th and S Streets NW. Next to Ted’s Bulletin and 1blocks from Trader Joes. Whatever you want is steps away. DCs best location! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 1, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1534 14th Street, NW

Thanks to Trav for the heads up: “All boxed up. Doors locked with all the signs off.” Filson’s website says:

“This spring, we’ll be moving into our new home in the Shinola Building (14th and R St, NW). Our new space will be twice the size so we’ll have more room to better serve our customers.

Our last day of business at the current location will be Sunday, December 24. In the meantime, you can shop Filson.com for your outdoor needs, and as always, shipping is free on all orders.”

Filson first came to Logan Circle in 2015 when sister store, Shinola, moved to 14th and R. Updates when we learn what becomes of this space.

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