Washington, DC

We’re now in that weird limbo of time past Thanksgiving but not yet Christmas, meaning we have a couple weeks of normal real estate before Santa and the New Year’s Baby come to town. Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home.  To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 1338 Perry Place NW — $899,900 — Columbia Heights
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — John Kirk
    “In awe of this Queen Anne’s continued grace, thoughtfully renovated to fulfill the expectations of modern living while ensuring its 100-year-old character remained intact. Swoon at the hand-carved columns separating formal living room and dining room, interior transom windows, turreted shaped rooms, original fireplace, original parquet flooring upstaged only by the added inset borders. From the hand-carved five-paneled doors, to the period chandelier, even the original brass doorknobs, all speak of treasuring DC’s past glories. The kitchen has been completely renovated with french farm-style cream cabinetry, interior lit display shelving, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, plus the prized butler’s pantry. Bathrooms are also renovated but in keeping with the period. The lower level belies its age with recessed lighting and drywall, a bonus room and laundry area — fully functional for a busy household. The exterior of the home is defined by the tooth and dental cornices and elegantly shaped roofline, sizable front porch and three-story turret on the rear. Incredible opportunity to live in the past and the present simultaneously, with all of the hard ‘This Old House’ updates already completed.”
  • 600 Massachusetts Avenue NE — $1,500,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sat. 12-3 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Francis Fernandez de Castro
    6 BR/3.5 BA almost-detached Colonial features a complete ground level 2 BR unit with its own kitchen, fireplace, entrance and patio for a potential $35k+ rental income.
  • 1440 Tuckerman Street NW #203 — $175,000 — Brightwood
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Tim Jr. & Mandy  Hursen
    “This is an exciting opportunity to own your very own home in D.C. for less than the price of paying rent. This spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode is set within the sought-after and central Brightwood neighborhood and is guaranteed to impress from the moment you step through the entry door.”
  • 1413 18th Place SE — $448,500 — Fairlawn
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Tom Faison
    Quaint 3 BR/2 BA interior row home with 3 levels boasting hardwood floors throughout, a finished lower level office/recreation room and a rear fenced-in patio area.
  • 4311 Kansas Avenue NW #1 — $799,999 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Chris Burns
    “Unit 1 is a two-level, three bedroom, two full bathroom and one powder room unit that spans over 1,700 square feet” and features “dramatic double-height ceilings and exposures” and “a lofted office area, a second bedroom with a sliding barn door, a laundry closet and an owner’s suite with a walk-in closet and bathroom with dual vanities.”

From a press release:

The Schmaltz Brothers are ready to roll – we’re talkin’ a Food Truck offering a Hanukkah Menu starting Thursday, December 10, 2020, just in time for the holiday. Compatriots, Chap Gage of Susan Gage Caterers and Yehuda Malka, a graduate of rabbinical school, have “mobilized” their friendship into a partnership to “roll out” a new concept in Maryland and Washington, DC, by offering kosher friendly food on wheels. Read More


Photo by Diane Krauthamer

Ed. Note: Also a request for Rapid COVID-19 tests? “Wondering if anyone knows of any places in DC to get a rapid COVID test? I know Preston’s Pharmacy in Arlington offers the test, but curious to know what some other options might be.”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser outlined new asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols for students and staff participating in DC Public Schools (DCPS) in-person programming. This pilot for schools with CARE or In-Person Learning Classrooms will include in-school testing for students and mailed testing kits for staff. The pilot will begin next week, and tests are at no cost to students or staff.

“We are proud of the very robust testing system we have built in DC, and now we can use that infrastructure to support this program,” said Mayor Bowser. “There is a sense of urgency to get more students back in school with their teachers, peers, and school community, and we are hopeful that these new protocols move us one step closer to reopening.”

DC Health will manage on-site testing of students who attend CARE Classrooms at their schools. Students may receive a PCR nasal-swab test, administered by DC Health medical staff, approximately every 10 days. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Neptune Room (5405 Georgia Avenue, NW) was only open for weeks before the shutdown, and now they are back (sort of) as a pop up vintage market every weekend in the month of December! Sending them some love as a neighbor.”

From Neptune Room’s IG:



Yesterday there were 22,164 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Thursday, December 3, 2020 includes 316 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 22,480.

The District reported that one additional resident lost their life due to COVID-19.

76-year-old male

Tragically, 693 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More


7050 Carroll Ave via google maps

From Main Street Pearl‘s website:

“Main Street Pearl is a product of our love for craft drinks, micro-enterprise, inclusive community space, and the progressive town of Takoma Park that we call home. The shop will feature a bubbly drinks bar – including bubble tea, scratch sodas, kombucha, beer, cider, and sparkling wine – as well as prepared nosh from featured local foodpreneurs. Read More


700 block of Morton St, NW

A reader reports: “Morton Street is still blocked off from the shooting last night around 8pm. MPD I spoke to said that no one heard the shots (we were 300 feet away, outside and didn’t either).”

MPD reported around 9pm: “Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 700 block of Morton Street NW. No Lookout”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in the 700 block of Morton Street, Northwest.

At approximately 8:02 pm, Read More


Photo by angela n.

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From a press release:

WHO/WHAT: This holiday season, everyone will get the chance to pay it forward by donating gently worn or new winter coats and accessories to three local charities while shopping one of a kind local art and vintage clothing. To continue their mission of building community by enhancing experiences through art & design and creating unique connections, Swatchroom is launching COMMON THREAD, celebrating what connects everybody through their ability to provide for each other individually and collectively. Designed to offer an accessible and sustainable retail experience focused on giving new life to gently used clothing, footwear & accessories while supporting the local community.

Curated vintage men’s and women’s clothing and one of a kind sneakers can also be shopped during a special vintage and bespoke resale. Artwork by local artists like mixed media artist Nicole Salimbene, sculptor & painter Michael West, and photographer Violetta Markelou, will be available for purchase during an exciting art exhibition.

Clothing Drive – All clothing donations will benefit N Street Village, Central Union Mission and Women Giving Back.

Vintage & Bespoke Resale – With retail partners Los Gitanos Vintage, Gary Williams Jr., Tribute Collective, Victor Nguyen-Long & Violetta Markelou

Art Exhibition – With artist partners Nicole Salimbene, mixed media artist; Michael West, sculptor and painter; and Violetta Markelou, photographer

For more information on how to get involved or give back visit: swatchroom.com/commonthread

WHEN: December 2020

Thursdays – Saturdays: 12 pm – 6 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 5 pm

‘In 7 Words’ Union Market District
1268 4th St NE”


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