The Rounds, a zero-waste refill and delivery service, just made their service giftable in the District.

The green startup that launched in D.C. last August is the greenest way to get your household essentials. With over 100 basic products, The Rounds delivers your essentials to your door in reusable packaging. The Rounds members simply leave empty containers out for pickup and refill, like the traditional milkman model, making it easier than ever for you to switch to zero waste.

The Rounds now offers an option for holiday gift-giving. The holiday season brings with it increased waste — between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the amount of trash produced in the United States increases an estimated 25%. To skip the waste this year, gift your loved ones a membership to The Rounds and save an estimated 50lbs per household per year!

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Now that it’s getting darker sooner and chillier faster, it’s no secret that fall is in full swing in the DMV. While you may have to dodge some random leaf piles on your walk around town, there are still nearly 300 open houses scheduled across the District this weekend. Take a look at our favorites below and to see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 1312 Upshur Street NW #1 — $799,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — Andres Serafini
    “WELCOME to this luscious and spacious condo that offers outdoor living, perfect for entertaining. Upon entering the unit, you are greeted by tons of light and high ceilings to make way for a spacious floor plan. A newly renovated, customized home that boasts of atrium white oak flooring throughout and quartz countertops with a waterfall island and top of the line Samsung appliances in the kitchen. The craftsmanship + thoughtful design of this gem are truly breathtaking. The kitchen overlooks the luminous filled living room & dining area. There is also a large deck that overlooks the large fenced in green space; there is also reserved parking in the back. Heading downstairs you will find the sun-filled primary bedroom with ample storage, en-suite bathroom featuring double vanity, and a private patio perfect for relaxation. The two bedrooms are located towards the front of the home along with a full bath in the hallway. All electrical + plumbing system + appliance, HVAC systems, energy efficient windows, high efficiency LED lighting are completely new. All the bathrooms feature cultured marble vanity tops, Delta premium faucets, Kohler bathtubs and frameless shower doors. Enjoy this thoughtfully laid out floor plan, perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Conveniently located near the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station and endless restaurants and bars including favorites like Hook Hall, Call your Mother Bagels, St.Vincent Wine Bar, Taqueria Habanero, Pho Viet and more!”
  • 1034 Otis Street NE #102 — $620,000 — University Heights
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Philip Martinez Nadal
    “This townhouse-style home gives you the conveniences of condo living with a front door that actually gets you outside. All the goodness of row house living without the shoveling or mowing. And if you want to get away from everything for a bit for some real peace, climb up to the private roof for fresh air right next to the tree tops and views of the city.”
  • 1545 18th Street NW #715 — $424,900 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Metro DC Houses
    “Live in the middle of the action in this light, bright, beautifully updated [1 BR/1 BA] condo at the Dupont East. The walls of windows offer spectacular views throughout all seasons, while the tastefully designed interior offers an orb of creature comforts.”
  • 5025 Ayers Place SE — $599,999 — Marshall Heights
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Arynne Crane
    “Bright and airy with its open concept design and plenty of natural light, this home will make you the envy of all your friends. The beach vibes will make you feel like you’re on vacation every day. Sit out on your front deck and, due to your vantage point, look down on everyone.”
  • 1279 Owen Place NE — $850,000 — Trinidad
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — John Coleman
    “Recently renovated, this home makes life easy. Features include exposed brick, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen (quartz counters), butler’s pantry, and designer bathroom fixtures and accents. With a basement in-law suite, parking, and fun outdoor space, you won’t find a more complete package!”
  • 1514 17th Street NW #311 — $255,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Shana Webb
    “You’ll love this large, open studio in The Copley Plaza located in the heart of the coveted Dupont Circle just steps away from it all. Own a slice of history at a bargain price! This is the largest studio in the building and makes a perfect home or pied-à-terre away from home.”

Score your first 3 months rent free* and discover elevated DC living at Highland Park Apartments, directly above the Columbia Heights Metro with distinctly designed studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, two bedroom with den, and two-level loft homes.

With a Walk Score of 98 and prime location on bustling 14th Street NW the property features an array of inspired amenities including an expansive roof deck, two-story fitness center, courtyard with bocce courts, billiards room, and more. Target and Giant are just a block away, along with nationally renowned restaurants and cafés from Mt. Pleasant, to 11th Street, to U Street just down the hill — Highland Park is D.C. living at its finest.

Choose from an array of beautifully appointed flats and upscale lofts, offering stained concrete floors, walk-in closets, and full and French balconies. Maximize your day with modern luxury amenities — a vibrant lobby with 24/7 concierge service, membership-class fitness center with a standalone yoga studio, lush outdoor courtyard with outdoor bar and bocce courts, business center and Wi-Fi throughout the common areas.

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District Fray Magazine and Events DC invite you to an exclusive concert featuring some of D.C.’s best go-go artists. 

Snag your $1-$10 tickets for Bounce Beat + Beyond: A Celebration of Go-Go Music on Sunday, November 21 from 5-10 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre. This concert is the third “For the Love of D.C.” event produced by District Fray and Events DC this fall. 

Attendees will get an inside look at the future of D.C.’s go-go movement while supporting the local music scene at the same time. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about D.C.’s culturally rich and unique genre and what it means to the city.

Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Starry, D.C.’s premier internet-only service provider, can now service apartment and condo communities as small as 10 units! Plus, if you refer Starry to your building manager, they’ll give you a $25 Amazon gift card just to say thanks! They’ll also give you the first 3 months of service free when the building gets installed.

For just $50 a month (every month — no price hikes!), Starry gives you ultra fast speeds (up to 200Mbps), free WiFi router and installation, up to $200 reimbursement for your old provider’s early termination fees, unlimited data — no data caps or overage fees, and friendly, reliable 24/7 customer support from a locally based team of experts.

Starry is currently available in all four quadrants of D.C. and continues to expand their local network every day.

Residents, Building Property Managers and Owners who want to bring Starry to their community can apply through their website or email [email protected] to inquire about bringing in Starry at absolutely no cost to the building.

Why wait? Bring a transformative new internet option into your community today.

Happy Interneting!

Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.

Featured Property of the Week: 7223 Blair Road NW

“Rare opportunity to own this historic, one-of-a-kind, 4 BR/3.5 BA Arts & Crafts style-home on a large, flat lot (7,996 sq. ft.) in the heart of Takoma Park, DC! A perfect blend of original 1920’s features and modern updates: grand, wrap-around stone front porch, expansive rooms with original hardwood floors, trim, and woodwork, stone fireplace, large chef’s kitchen and bay windowed dining room! There’s a lovely powder room and separate mudroom with lots of storage. Upstairs, the spacious primary bedroom suite has a sitting area, beautiful bathroom with double vanity and walk-in closet! There are two additional, roomy bedrooms and a hall bath with double vanity. The finished attic space is HUGE and completely open, with space for a bedroom, office, playroom or whatever your heart desires. The lower level is fully finished, and also open plan, with a family room, full-bath, laundry room and plenty of storage with an amazing 2-car garage, parking pad and driveway! Located in the Takoma Park Historic District, it is 3 blocks from the Takoma Park Metro (Red Line) and steps to all that downtown Takoma Park has to offer: Farmer’s Market, neighborhood restaurants, charming shops and more!”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 5 BR/5 FB/3 HB traditional style single-family home in Kent with 8,400+ sq. ft. spread across 3 levels boasts a 6-car garage (4 of which go underground), an au-pair suite, a multi-tiered rear deck and a private sport court — all for $4.8M.
  • BACK ON THE MARKET WITH A NEW PRICE is this 4 BR/3.5 BA Navy Yard interior row home with 4 levels and features an attached 1-car garage, updated energy-efficient appliances and a breathtaking rooftop deck overlooking the District.
  • 2 BR/2.5 BA Petworth townhouse has an “improved price” and has been “updated and well maintained” with an open layout, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and a “private and expansive rooftop deck.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a 1 BR/2 BA luxury condo with nearly 1,500 square feet in The Colonnade Condominiums.

Welcome to Coffee with Coleman! I’m John Coleman, and in this feature, I’ll cover real estate topics in fun and easy-to-digest video breakdowns. If there’s a topic you are interested in hearing more about, feel free to comment on the video and/or reach out to me directly.

In this video, we explore buying a new construction condo and some of the pitfalls along with it.

If you would like a list of some of the new construction condos in D.C., just send me an email and I am happy to fill you in!

Most Thursdays I host a livestream at 6 p.m. to cover a lot of the nuts and bolts of the home-buying process. Sign up here to learn more:


Units are still available at 901W, and it’s easy to see why this apartment community’s availability is going fast. The appeal is on the inside as well as the outside.

Outside: The boutique luxury community of 901W is located in the vibrant and history-rich Shaw neighborhood — easy walking distance to and from dining, entertainment and retail outlets — is ideal for modern urban lifestyles. With a full-service Whole Foods next door, the neighborhood includes the Lincoln and Howard theatres, the 9:30 Club and countless outlets for retail, coffee, happy hour and fine-to-casual dining.

Inside: The apartments, ranging from studios to four-bedroom duplexes, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops and high-end stainless-steel appliances, Porcelanosa Krion vanities, in-room washers and dryers, six-inch wide wood-style plank flooring and other luxury touches.

As for the pet-friendly community amenities, in addition to a swimming pool and sundeck with social seating areas, there is a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center and yoga studio, hospitality lounge, a rooftop dining room with spectacular views and outdoor grilling, and controlled-access garage and bike storage. The public area décor includes distinctive oversized artwork by artists Kim Beck and Sara Ria Renner.

A visit through the distinctive inverted “V” plaza doors at 901 W Street, NW, can be arranged via an in-person guided tour or a live video tour with a leasing agent. Schedule a tour today!

901W is at 901 W Street, NW; the phone number is 833-223-8497. Contact 901W to scheduled a tour

A chill is in the air, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the year is almost at its end. If you’re looking to buy a home before 2022 rolls in, check out some of our favorite open houses this weekend. To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 5119 45th Street NW — $1,895,00– American University Park
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Djana Morris
    “New Price! This one is special! Not only beautiful, but thoughtfully renovated with 5 BR/4.5 BA on four levels AND a spectacular roof deck with gorgeous treetop views. There’s nothing like this in all of AU Park! From the beautiful white oak floors, exposed brick walls and light-filled flow of the main level; to the roomy bedrooms, stylish bathrooms and extraordinary high LL ceiling height! The open plan kitchen is truly a work of art, with 3-tone cabinets, thick floating wood shelves and stainless appliances! As you head upstairs, note the amazing handcrafted wood and metal open staircase with views above and below. There are 3 bright and lovely bedrooms & 2 bathrooms on this level, including a 2nd bed/bath suite. Head up one more flight of stairs to the incredible 3rd floor, private owner’s suite! The spacious bedroom has cathedral ceilings and is dramatic in the best way! There’s a huge walk-in closet with beautiful built-ins & an enormous, spa-like bath with custom vanity, a 2-person walk-in shower and private toilet closet. There’s additional space, perfect for an office or gym with hidden storage! Head back to the staircase and up 1 short flight of stairs to the incredible 400+ sq. ft. roof deck with a built-in TV, beverage cooler, twinkling lights and amazing views! The walk-out LL has a family room, bar area, bedroom with full-sized windows, full bath and plenty of storage! The backyard is fully fenced with green space, and secure off-street parking. Convenient to Tenleytown Metro, shopping, Whole Foods and all that AU Park has to offer! Welcome Home!”
  • 475 K Street NW #923 — $559,000 –Mount Vernon square
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — The Washingtonian Group
    Chic and tastefully updated, this 1 BR/1 BA + den luxury condo “boasts an open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors, and massive windows with tons of natural light- perfect for modern living.”
  • 3317 16th Street NW #4 — $684,900 — Columbia Heights
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. — Molly Branson
    “This stunning top-level condominium offers the best in urban, modern living. The open concept design features a spacious living room, kitchen with a generous size, combined dining area and 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The condo has a front-facing door onto the balcony, solid wood doors, high ceilings, recessed lighting and beautiful hardwoods throughout.”
  • 1735 Johnson Avenue NW #B — $649,900 — Logan Circle
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Daniel Llerena
    PRICE IMPROVED on this “SPECTACULAR 2 BED, 2 BATH, 800+ SQFT home for UNDER $650k, in one of the most desired neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.” The home is only a short distance from some of the best restaurants, bars and more that D.C. has to offer and comes equipped with TWO patios.

Sample classes, meet faculty members, and hear from students and parents at Edmund Burke School’s virtual Open House on December 11. To supplement the Open House, prospective families may sign up for in-person tours (but please note that tours are now full through 2021).

Founded in 1968 in Washington, D.C., Burke is an independent, progressive school for 300 students in 6th-12th grade. Burke has a 6:1 student-teacher ratio and draws students from 60 zip codes, including all eight wards of D.C.

In Burke’s classrooms, teachers have the time and space to connect with each individual student and understand how they learn best. In turn, students have the freedom to try new things, pursue longtime passions and delve into projects that spark their curiosity.

The school’s “no cut” policy ensures that students can participate in athletics and the arts, even without prior experience.

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