Washington, DC

It’s only mid September and already is feeling like fall with the breezy jeans and hoodie weather. While the weather is likely to jump back up in typical D.C. fashion, you can at least enjoy these 65-degree weekend open houses. Throw on your favorite sweatshirt or jacket this weekend and check out some of our favorites below. 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.

  • 1529 Q Street NW #4 — $1,349,000 — Dupont/Logan Circle
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Jeff Jackson
    “New Price! Soaring ceilings, incredible natural light, and luxury finishes define this beautiful and dramatic one of a kind 2 BR, 2 BA condo in one of the most desirable areas of Washington, D.C. Located on a charming tree-lined street, just 4 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro and only 1.5  blocks from Whole Foods and all of the trendy restaurants of 14th Street, this 1,550 square foot condo occupies the entire top floors of a majestic townhouse. Lives like a home with a low, low condo fee. The unit has been newly renovated and is ready for the art collection and furnishings of a selective buyer. An enormous private roof deck and parking included.”
  • 1241 Linden Place NE — $829,000 — H Street Corridor
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Kevin Wood
    “Situated on one of the prettiest blocks in the Atlas District/H Street, this super charming, large row house (almost 1500 square feet) features two large bedrooms with high ceilings, two full baths, separate living and dining rooms and a stainless kitchen.”
  • 2501 Calvert Street NW #811 — $339,900 — Woodley Park/Garfield
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Emily Attwood
    1 BR/1 BA unit at Shoreham North Condominiums includes access to the rooftop deck, lounge and more.
  • 1391 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #M09 — $558,000 — Hill East
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Traci Johnson
    “This is a TRUE 2 bedroom condo with over 1,000 s.f. of space nestled in a quiet corner of the building. Both bedrooms have huge walk-through closets, 2 spacious full bathrooms with linen closets and plenty of additional storage space throughout the home, including a kitchen pantry and full laundry closet with full-sized washer and dryer.”
  • 1300 Taylor Street NW #102 — $570,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Troy Patterson
    Spacious 2 BR/2 BA condo at Adora Condominiums features hardwood floors, granite counters and a working gas fireplace.
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1339 H Street, NE via the Pie Shop

Big news from the Pie Shop:

“After 6 months we are re-opening our 2nf floor patio for drinks, starting tonight! We are currently reservation only so head to Resy for info and to book now.

We’ll be open all weekend to make the most of this perfect fall weather! We can’t wait to see you! Thanks for supporting your local pie shop.”

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“Through much of the 19th century and the early 20th century, Washington DC experienced a boom in alley dwellings. While the real estate developers were designing and constructing impressive homes for the wealthier residents, they were building much smaller structures in back alleyways with mostly no running water or electricity. As the city’s population rose, the poor and working-class people began living in these dwellings in large numbers. With a majority Black population, these alleyway neighborhoods created tightly-knit communities. Read More

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From DC Water:

“Two initiatives to assist flood victims were announced by DC Water last night, including one that will give residents direct financial assistance with removing standing water damage in their homes.

The two programs are one time only and are aimed at helping customers who were impacted by the historically heavy rainfall of September 10 which caused heavy flooding in upper Northeast DC and across the region. Read More

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Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 14,790 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Thursday, September 17, 2020 includes 62 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 14,852.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 619 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

The community spread chart is subject to fluctuation because the data is based on symptom onset date. As national demand for testing increases and results take longer to come back in DC and across the country, DC Health has identified a need to increase the reporting lag time by four days to reduce volatility in the data. The most recent data reflects an increase in community spread. To ensure this graph accurately reflects the most recent data, the community spread count is being paused as these adjustments are made.” Read More

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Photo by Barbara Krawcowicz

From WMATA:

“Today the Metro Board of Directors voted on potential service cuts, schedule changes, and other cost-cutting measures, including layoffs, that will be necessary to balance the budget if federal CARES Act funding runs out without new revenue. Metro is required to have a balanced budget, essentially forcing the Board to consider $200 million in spending cuts in the event that federal relief ends.

Metro has estimated that it will deplete its share of CARES funding by the end of the calendar year. The funding has been used to maintain essential public transit service in the region at a time when ridership and revenue has dropped as much as 90 percent on some lines. Read More

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Back in 2015 courtesy of Casey Trees

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will celebrate the District’s eighth annual Park(ing) Day on September 18, 2020. The annual event highlights the District’s Sustainable DC goals and kicks off World Car Free Day activities in the region.

“Park(ing) Day 2020 builds on Mayor Bowser’s efforts to reimagine public space, especially during the pandemic,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “This year’s event is an opportunity for Washingtonians to practice safe social distancing and use our collective imagination for creative ways to occupy the curbside space that don’t involve storing cars.”

Park(ing) Day 2020 will feature pop-up parklets in metered, on-street parking spaces without time-of-day restrictions. This year’s parklets will be installed at the following locations: Read More

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540 Independence Avenue SW via Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

Ed. Note: follow @PoPville on twitter if interested in getting the real time reports about unanticipated jet flyovers.

The Eisenhower Memorial website notes:

Public Opening
Hosted by the National Park Service

1:00 PM
540 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial opens to the public at
1:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020

You can take an audio tour here.

Full press release about the dedication: Read More

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Photo by angela n.

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