The perils of having the fanciest doorbell on the block.
A friend reports from Petworth:
“And sometimes some enterprising ______ steals your new doorbell. I had not had a working doorbell since I moved in! Got it two months ago and installed it and was pleased as punch. And it was nice and secure on the hook. Coming home from dinner last night my boyfriend and I noticed it was gone. None of my neighbors doorbells were gone- just mine! It is not in the bushes or anywhere random around the perimter either. My neighbors are on the lookout…once they stop laughing about how random this is.”
Address: 1206 I Street NE
Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
Open: Sunday, February 17 from 1-4 p.m.
Custom inset cabinetry and millwork play an integral role in another timeless composition by Connell & Schmidt Builders.
The best builders on the Hill deliver 3 floors above grade, with a rare balance of luxury and unassuming modern farmhouse style. Clean lines and a bulkhead free backdrop are made possible by the quality and thought put into a completely new structure and systems. An open floor plan reveals a stunning kitchen with custom cabinets to the ceiling, perfect for urban living and entertaining. The work triangle is completed by a Bertazzoni range and beautifully crafted white oak island topped with honed carrara marble + apron sink.
The owner’s suite has 12 ft ceilings and provides a wonderful cityscape through Marvin windows framed by storage, book shelves and bench seating — a perfect nook. Dueling closets to the ceiling guide you to the marble clad owner’s bath which sports custom glass shower doors, a giant custom vanity, sconce lighting and a large soaker tub w/skylight.
A walk out roof deck with ironwood decking and steel railings provides extra outdoor space. This Victorian bayfront rowhouse sits on the high ground of a one way street w/a bike lane close to the best of H Street. Secure off street parking.
Check out @csbuilders for a closer look!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Just wanted to give readers a heads up about a scam we encountered while driving home on Valentine’s Day. We were stopped at a red light, and the man in the car next to us honked at us several times and signaled to us to roll down our window. I did, and he said my front right tire was “wobblying really bad” and I needed to pull over ASAP. (more…)
There’s not quite as many open houses this weekend as compared to previous weeks, but there’s still over 175 scheduled across the District. So if you’ve got that coveted 3-day weekend, get to touring! To see the entire DC Open House List by clicking here.
- 135 Duddington Place SE — $899,900 — Capitol Hill
Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Metro DC Houses
3-level townhouse with 2 bedrooms and a wide-open main level.
- 415 Randolph Street NW #1 — $634,900 — Petworth
Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Marshall Carey
3 BR/2.5 BA unit with over 1,500 square feet across one level.
- 631 Maryland Avenue NE — $1,695,000 — Stanton Park
Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Brian Klotz
“Beautiful [6 BR/3.5 BA] 1892 Rowhome on “Doctor’s Row” Elegant & Spacious Capitol Hill Charmer Steps to Stanton Park.”
- 601 Atlantic Street SE — $549,900 — Washington Highlands
Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Jessamyn Spain
A 3,200 square foot detached home with 4 BR/4 BA, including a master bedroom
suite with an attached master loft space.
- 1421 Columbia Road NW #B4 — $384,999 — Columbia Heights
Open Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Jocelyn Vas
“Beautifully updated 2 BR/1 BA condo in the heart of Columbia Heights!”
U Street between 14th and 15th Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word. This will be Solidcore’s 7th D.C. location. Updates as they get closer to opening.
“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Arson offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.
At approximately 10:44 pm, DC Fire and EMS and officers from the Second District, responded to an establishment, at the listed location, for the report of a fire. (more…)
Thanks to Stephanie for sending:
“A little Handmaid’s Tale filming at the Lincoln Memorial this morning!”
Photo by Abigail
Photo by Phil Yabut
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705 6th Street, NW
Ouch. Thanks to Alex for sending last night.
If anyone works nearby, please let us know if they’ve reopened!
Update from Daikaya:
“On Thursday, February 14th we were notified regarding various issues at Daikaya by the DOH. We took immediate action investigating and correcting all issues brought to our attention the same day we received the report from the DOH but were not able to schedule the re-inspection the same day. We were able to schedule the re-inspection with the DOH this morning, Daikaya passed the re-inspection, and we were able to reopen for lunch today. The safety of our guests is our absolute priority, and to ensure their safety and trust, we have proactively put procedures in place to prevent any further issues moving forward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests, and look forward to providing the same enjoyable service and positive experiences our guests have grown to love at Daikaya.”
Damn it, I think this qualifies as an uptick.
Above from 11th and N Street NW.
and 6th and Q Street, NW above. “They even used what looked like a propane tank to hoist the car!”
And above from Oneida Street. NW between 5th and 7th.
It had been 2 days since our last stolen wheels report.
4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
In November I shared some scuttlebutt about the space saying “The strongest rumor that I continue to hear is that a full size Target may take over the space.” The Washington Business Journal confirms the news this morning:
“Target to fill big Tenleytown retail vacancy.”
Best Buy closed November 3rd leaving a big hole to fill. Some folks doubted that a Target would fill that hole due to the fact that Cleveland Park was getting one of the “small-format” urban stores (opening April 7th by the by.) Stay tuned for updates as this one gets closer to opening, probably this fall.