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by Prince Of Petworth April 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm 32 Comments

2nd and w st nw

This unit is located at 2nd and W Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1990 Large Furnished Light-Filled Studio in Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale


Large, beautiful and freshly painted studio apartment with open layout and tons of natural, southern exposure sunlight for rent in DC’s popular Bloomingdale/Ledroit Park neighborhood.

Freshly painted unit includes: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 15 Comments


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 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: 208 Elm St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Ledroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Ledroit Park
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,675,000. List Price at Contract: $1,599,900.
List Date: 2/17/2017 Days on Market: 25
Settled Sales Price: $1,510,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/10/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.


For those who were speculating in the comments of the original GDoN post, this gut renovated detached home with no parking finished out at just over one and a half million dollars.

One year ago, LeDroit Park had a 5200 square foot detached home with two carriage houses (and parking for six cars) sell for net $2,335,000. The next highest sale ever for a residential property in the neighborhood was at $1,675,000. in July 2016…again a very large detached property, large lot, all brick, four fireplaces, parking. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to tell you about a design/build project occurring at Common Good City Farm in the LeDroit Park neighborhood. This is a collaboration with The Catholic University of America,
Washington Architectural Foundation, and Common Good City Farm. DCPS high school students are working in a studio with CUA architecture students to develop a “high-design” storage structure. There’s a distinct need in the city to store the produce grown at our urban farms, and this is our pilot year to have students design and build a structure for that use. It’s a great program, and Councilmember David Grosso is a strong supporter. Please find attached some information on the project.”

If you’d like to support the project you can do so here:

“Thank you for your interest in the URBAN BUILD COLLECTIVE, a partnership between The Catholic University of America, Washington Architectural Foundation, and Common Good City Farm, are pioneers solving a common problem in the District. Ranked No. 1 for having the most community gardens in 2015, many Washington, D.C. organizations are forced to throw away a lot of their produce every year due to lack of having proper storage on site. Our design, PRESERVE+, is a sustainably designed, pre-fabricated modular storage facility serving three distinct functionalities: COLD STORAGE, DRY STORAGE, AND TOOL STORAGE. PRESERVE+ will be constructed by students at the Common Good City Farm in The Park at LeDroit in NW DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm 14 Comments

409 U St NW

This house is located at 409 U Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“1st WEEKEND – OPEN SAT 4/1 + SUN 4/2, 1-4pm! LeDroit Park showpiece c.1876 adorned w/ original character + historic design, plus the conveniences of modernity. Semi-detached 3BR/2.5BA w/ eye-catching reclaimed hardwoods, heated bathroom floors, an idyllic blue flagstone patio + a detached 2-car garage. No detail missed in this beautifully preserved home. Walk score: 91. Mins to Shaw Metro.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,199,000.

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm 64 Comments

208 Elm St NW

This house is located at 208 Elm Street, NW. OP writes:

“When the house was bought it was almost original. Like museum original, not what incredible charm original. Probably wouldn’t have been very comfortable to live in. Sat on the market for months and the renovation took over a year. They did an amazing job but the price is truly staggering!”

The MRIS listing says:

“Welcome to this meticulously renovated home, nestled on a beautiful lot, in the heart of LeDroit Park. The high-end finishes,modern design,top of the line appliances & superior attention to detail,make this gorgeous property a serene urban oasis. This stunning home offers 3 levels including an in-law suite with a separate front entrance, a charming front porch,and a private,fully fenced back yard.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,675,000.

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 6 Comments

shots ledroit
via google maps

Around 10:45am @PoPville started getting a number of messages about a large police response in LeDroit Park/Shaw:

“Helicopter circling over 5th/T st area. Tons of sirens. Anyone have info?”

“something is definitely going on. Streets are blocked at 4th & 5th st!!”

“Anymore news on what’s happening in Shaw? Just saw secret service rushing past my house”

“buddy of mine lives right there. Said the cops were chasing someone in a car. Shots were fired. not sure of the exact location of the shots fired. Sounds like there was a foot chase at some point too.”

“streets are blocked at 6th at T and @DCPoliceDept says investigation is at 6th/ T.”

Updates when official word comes from MPD.

Update: “MPD responded to a shots fired call. Chief and PIO briefing the media at 6th & T.”

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Unit block of W Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

At approximately 9:46 am, an off-duty MPD officer contacted police saying he had been shot at multiple times at 3rd and U Streets, Northeast. He gave a description of the suspect vehicle, and after a search, officers were able to locate the vehicle operating in the area of the Unit block of W Street, Northwest. As MPD officers approached the vehicle on foot, one of the officers discharged his service weapon. No one was hit, and no injuries were sustained. The suspect fled in the vehicle and was later apprehended in the 1900 block of 5th Street, Northwest. A handgun was recovered from the flight path of the vehicle.

Arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Possession with Intent to Distribute, Fleeing and Eluding and Leaving after Colliding was 29-year-old Edward Darnell Bolling, Jr. of Sacramento, California.

No pedestrians or officers were injured during this incident. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm 4 Comments

501 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“As America (sadly) prepares to say farewell to President Obama later this month, The Royal in LeDroit Park is sending him off in style, with a special “Royal Knights” Aloha Luau next Monday, January 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Paying homage to the departing President’s home state, the monthly industry night series brings the Hawaiian tropics to DC for just one winter night, featuring Tiki tipples from guest bartenders Lukas B. Smith of Cotton & Reed Distillery, Carlie Steiner of Himitsu and Horus Alvarez of The Eddy in Providence, RI, along with island flicks on the projector and other tropical surprises.

The rum-soaked evening will showcase rums and liqueurs from DC-made Cotton & Reed, plus unique Caribbean and South American spirits like Rujero Singani (a Bolivian brandy), Hamilton rums (imported from Jamaica and Guyana), Ilegal Mezcal (from Oaxaca, Mexico), and the classic Tiki flavors of pineapple, citrus, cacao, nutmeg + more. And of course, this monthly guest-bartended industry night features $8 cocktails from three of the area’s top cocktail talents.

Tiki Kahuna Lukas B. Smith, herbalist + cocktail specialist at Cotton & Reed Distillery uses his own housemade syrups, liqueurs, and the distillery’s rums in the following exotic creations: (more…)


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