by Prince Of Petworth January 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0

This house is located at 7405 12th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Renovated 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA Colonial in Shepherd Park! Home offers HW flrs & crown molding. Kitchen boasts marble counters, an island, & SS appl. Family room includes a FP & access to the 3 season room. Master BR w/ ensuite bath. LL w/ a rec room, laundry area, & storage. Minutes from downtown D.C. & Silver Spring, this home is convenient to parks, shops, & major commuter routes. Lot includes garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $775,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2017 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: 1330 Kalmia Rd NW
Legal Subdivision: Shepherd Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Shepherd Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $740,000. List Price at Contract: $740,000.
List Date: 7/14/2017 Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $720,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/25/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

What a gorgeous time capsule house. It was on the market for over two weeks, which feels like an eternity in DC real estate market time. This solid Tudor sold for $20,000. below list in a NW DC neighborhood close to Rock Creek Park and at the Silver Spring edge of the city. It is also not far from major upcoming development at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This house is located at 1330 Kalmia Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“First Time on Market since 1961. OPEN SUN 1-4. Classic English Tudor with great Vintage details that has been lived in with Love. Rare opportunity to update to your own personal style. 3 Bedrooms Up + Lower Level In Law Suite w/ Kitchen & Bath. Finished Attic w/ potential for 5th Bedroom. Screened Side Porch. Detached Brick Garage. One block to Shepherd Elementary.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $740,000.

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I keep seeing signs in Kalmia stating “keep kalmia safe” oppose Brandon todd’s bill DC22-57. Do you know what bill that is?”

Thanks to Liz for sending from Change.org:

“We write to you, our elected officials, as residents of Washington, DC who are deeply concerned about public health and safety risks due to increased traffic from Jemal’s Gateway DC near the intersection of Kalmia Road, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue and Eastern Avenue, also known as the “Georgia Eastern” project, as currently proposed.

Bill B22-00057 seeks to close a public alley to help facilitate the Georgia Eastern project. If the project is built as currently proposed, we believe it will pose a public health and safety risk that is not acceptable to the neighborhood of Shepherd Park.

The developer estimates an increase of up to 351 cars/hour at peak hours on Kalmia Road NW. As residents of Kalmia Road and the surrounding streets, we know such an increase is just not physically feasible without a dangerously high safety risk imposed on residents. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm 53 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user John M

There was a lot of speculation after Wegmans “looked doubtful” and when we last spoke about the massive Walter Reed development a few weeks ago. Well here we have it according to the new DC Neighborhood Profiles report from the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP):

reed teet

Update: Thanks to all who sent this link from WBJ:

“The District-based Douglas has filed plans with the D.C. Zoning Commission to construct a mixed-use building on a 2-acre site bounded by Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue and Kalmia Road NW in Shepherd Park. The project will include 199 multifamily units over 56,079 square feet of retail, anchored by a new Harris Teeter supermarket, and 271 underground parking spaces.”

Coming to McMillan too – but we knew that.

Also of note – DC’s daytime population is 1,145,482 – I’ve always wondered that!

Anyway, you can read the full report here.

by Prince Of Petworth January 26, 2017 at 11:55 am 18 Comments

1371 Kalmia Rd NW

This house is located at 1371 Kalmia Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Exceptional Space,Exceptional Neighborhood, NOW Exceptional Price! Large flexible spaces, renovated kitchen, many outside spaces, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths on upper levels. Professional office with outside entrance on lower level. Wonderful light filled living room and dining room, cozy library. 9700 sq foot double lot.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $1,169,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm 19 Comments


This house is located at 1327 Holly St, NW. The listing from Redfin (the PoPville real estate section shall be going dormant soon) says:

“As featured on Let’s Talk Live & more as the DC Home of the week. H2 Design Builds newest modern masterpiece features 4 levels of open living w/ every detail well thought out. Over 4500 sq ft. 2 master suites, hardwood flooring, built in speakers, 2 laundry rooms, a 2 car garage, Unparalleled views from numerous outdoor spaces , glass walls, marble counters & so much more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5 bath is going for $1,595,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm 11 Comments


This house is located at 8003 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“WOW–want to be impressed? 8003 is waiting to do so. Its open floor plan allows one to take in its beauty from the custom front door. Sunlight streams through its 7 yr old windows, hdwd flrs gleam and the ceilings soar.CAC 2 yrs old. The landscaped patio Is luscious. Seller reserves right to accept/ reject offers. Offers due MON, 10/09/16 at COB.Sale upon seller finding HOC or rental.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $879,900.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm 15 Comments


This house is located at 7308 Alaska Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Shepherd Park Spanish Villa awaiting your renovations. Front veranda, patio, expansive basement with exit. Updated kitchen, 2 year old roof, French doors, separate dining room, enormous living room with fireplace, elevated corner lot, detached garage, hard wood flooring, close proximity to Rock Creek Park, public transportation, shopping and entertainment. Sold strictly “As Is”. Brilliance awaits.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 full/2 half baths is going for $700,000.


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