by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Ali for passing on:

“I saw your post a few weeks ago regarding the abysmal conditions of Piney Branch, and that inspired me to at least submit a request to DDOT since I too commute daily on that road. Over a month later, I finally received a response. Not extremely helpful, but at least we know that Piney Branch is not part of the Beach Drive project.

“This is in response to your email regarding the repaving on Piney Branch Road.

The repaving of Piney Branch will be a separate project, which is currently under design, and therefore, it is not part of the Beach Drive project.

As part of the Beach Drive project, we have been patching potholes throughout construction. As recent as last Saturday, November 4, the contractor filled in potholes on Piney Branch.

The grassy areas where the staging areas are located will be reestablished to preexisting condition after construction is done.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

courtesy Willow 1331 4th St, SE #108 on Water Street at 4th

From Willow:

“We are excited to announce the opening of our Navy Yard location! Willow, which opened its first shop in Petworth in 2011, offers clothing and gifts for women, men, and children. The brand adds a distinctive local twist with DC neighborhood-inspired gifts and clothes designed in-house by members of the Willow team.

Be one of the first 100 people through the door and receive a complimentary Willow-designed Navy Yard shot glass!

Join us for celebratory cupcakes and cocktails.

We can’t wait to see you in the Navy Yard!”

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been a resident of Petworth for a few years and your blog has been indispensable in that time. I now find myself with a weird District government related question and I’m not getting anywhere with them, so I figured I might try and poll readers.

My situation: I work for the US Military and am being stationed in Germany for the next 3 years. During that time, the US government requires me to maintain a DC address (I haven’t established residence elsewhere, so I have to keep paying DC taxes). The catch is, I no longer have a DC physical address until my tour ends. Most states have a process for this, through which you can register your military mailing address on-base with the State, but DC (or at least the DMV clerks I’ve talked to) know of nothing like this in the District.

You can imagine how much of a pain this potentially is – I have to keep filing taxes in the district and it’s kind of hard to do if they won’t update their correspondence address with me. On top of that, I’m fully expecting them to summon me for Jury Duty or something else convenient…”

by PoP Sponsor November 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

There’s over 250 open houses in the District this weekend. This means that if you’re looking for a new home, there’s gotta be one that interests you enough to tear away from the mimosas and brunch you have planned that stretch into the late afternoons. Check out some of the recommended open houses below:

For the entire DC Open House List click here.

  • 1717 Euclid Street NW Unit #1— $589,000 — Adams Morgan
    Open SAT. & SUN. 1-3PM — Kevin Kehoe
    ‘The Kennedy’ new condo building recently listed all 4 units.
  • 701 14th Street SE — $1,229,000 — Hill East
    Open SUN. 1-4PM — Warren Kluth
    End-unit rowhouse with both an upper and lower washer/dryer.
  • 2651 Rhode Island Avenue NE — $824,900 — Woodridge
    Open SUN. 2-4PM — Kymber Lovett-Menkiti
    A fully renovated 5-bedroom detached, with a backyard!
  • 4201 Cathedral Avenue NW #807W — $275,000 — Wesley Heights
    Open SUN. 2-4PM — Kent Madsen
    Spacious 1-bedroom in a nice building, but with a ‘no pets’ rule.
  • 240 M Street SW #E409 — $389,500 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open SUN. 1-4PM — Iris Ralston
    Condo literally just down the street from the Metro and Wharf.
  • 1323 Webster Street NE — $699,900 — Brookland
    Open SAT. 2-4PM — Jane Davis Adams
    The always rare & quickly bought detached for a non-outrageous price.
  • 1301 20th Street NW #902 — $399,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open SAT. 12-2PM — Joshua Oliver
    One-bedroom in ‘The Lauren’ includes community rooftop pool & deck.

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

So I was gonna do a 1 bed/1 bath at 1439 Euclid Street, NW for $319,999 (Photos here. But then I saw this one and couldn’t resist. It’s located at 324 Cluss Court, SE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Cluss Alley Car Barn by OPaL. If you could conjure the perfect historic, urban-alley home, this would be it. 2700 sf on just 2 levels; 3 huge BR’s w full baths & walk-in closets, main level unencumbered by walls, sunroom w movable glass wall opens onto a private patio, a second level den, wood burning fireplace, garage parking and just steps to Metro, Eastern Market, Barracks Row & Harris Teeter.”

You can, and must, see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,950,000.

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Photo by James Fallows Tierney

Thanks to James (and Lisa) for sending. Last year the Washington Business Journal reported:

“Four Points recently submitted plans with the D.C. Zoning Commission to replace the church at 810 O St. NW, at the corner of Ninth and O streets NW, with 66 apartments over 6,988 square feet of ground-floor retail and 68 underground parking spaces.”

Updates as construction progresses.


810 O Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 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: 513 S St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $789,000. List Price at Contract: $759,000.
List Date: 9/28/2017 Days on Market: 29
Settled Sales Price: $750,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 11/7/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

The original GDoN post for this property appeared at the launch price of $789,000. At that price, three commenters expected the small scale house in this location to go for possibly even above $789k. It was also noted in the comments that the home had not been staged and appeared occupied. Photos were updated to show the home vacant. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Pretty much sums up life in our nation’s capital these days. Thanks to Rokas for sending the snapshot. 14th and P Street, NW. November 16, 2017.

Anyone ever get a delivery from one of these robots? If so, how’d it go?

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

gun recovered via WMATA


“Two Metro Transit Police Officers sustained minor injuries yesterday afternoon following a violent struggle with a suspect armed with an illegal firearm.

The officers were on routine patrol at Minnesota Avenue Station at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday when they observed a male subject fare evade by squeezing his body through the fare gates as he entered the station. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Vermont and K Street, NW

I told you this season of Coffee Wars was the best!! Thanks to Ken for sending the Gregorys Coffee update:

“They are very close to opening and have announced they will open on Monday, Nov. 20th at 6 am!”

With multiple locations in New York City, Gregorys  website says:

“At Gregorys, we believe that respect for our coffee and respect for our customers go hand in hand. So we take freshly roasted beans grown by skilled, dedicated farmers all over the world and prepare them for you in a way that will fit your needs without sacrificing the quality of the coffee. Grab one of delicious blends and run. Watch us pull you a shot of our one-of-a-kind espresso, with or without some expertly steamed and poured milk. Sit down with one of our single origin coffees and appreciate how its complex flavor changes as it cools. Whatever pace you’re going at, our friendly and skilled baristas will make sure that both your coffee and your experience are absolutely wonderful.”


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