by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

courtesy TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

From a press release:

“Today, Lead Developer Brick Lane and partner, Brook Rose Development confirmed the sale of Unit 7W in the Warehouse portion of The Helicopter Factory.  The Helicopter Factory is a 28,000 SF two-pronged residential development comprised of a 7,600 SF warehouse converted to two (5,100 SF and 2,500 SF) residences and 13 industrial-style luxury condominiums at 770-774 Girard Street, in NW Washington. Unit 7W appraised and closed today at $2,300,000.  This appraisal and sale is more than $800,000 above the highest recorded condo sale and $700,000 above the highest single-family sale in Columbia Heights based on MRIS data.

Rendering courtesy TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Unit 7W is  4,700 plus square foot residence housed inside the original Gyro Motor factory. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

Ed. Note: I have not personally seen these rentals and therefore cannot vouch for them, I just pull interesting ones I find on Craigslist. Good luck with your search!

This rental is located in the 700 block of Irving Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2950 / 2br – 1100ft2 – :: Cool Vintage Rowhouse 2BR+Den/1.5BA + Parking

Located in the heart of trendy Columbia Heights, 782 Irving is the quintessential DC home that offers up modern amenities thoughtfully merged with historic charm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2017 at 11:30 am 0

FF Poster Photo

From an email:

“The lower Georgia Avenue businesses are launching First Friday on May 5th from 6-8pm. This will be a monthly recurring activity with a growing number of businesses offering specials, highlighting DC artists and musicians.

We are partnering with the Petworth Arts Collaborative on this with a vision for a vibrant First Friday from Upshur to Euclid in the hopefully not too distant future.

The spring just got more exciting! We are launching the first First Friday on lower Georgia Avenue on Cinco de Mayo. Join us this Friday, May 5th from 6-8pm for our monthly celebration of the Georgia Avenue community with specials and live events at our local businesses, see list below. More to join in the future!

The participating businesses are: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 31, 2017 at 10:30 am 2 Comments


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 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 the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


Featured Property: 2801 Sherman Ave, NW
Legal Subdivision: Columba Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Full 2 Half Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $949,999. List Price at Contract: $949,999.
List Date: 2/7/2017 Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $945,000.
Seller Subsidy: $2000.
Settlement Date: 3/16/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Listed during the freakishly Spring-like February, this fee simple new construction townhome on busy Sherman Avenue was under contract in just over a week. In addition to being turn key brand new, which is highly appealing to current DC home buyers, it also features a separate unit with “strong revenue generating potential” (per the listing language). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2017 at 11:25 am 9 Comments

Sherman and Girard St, NW courtesy The Hilltop

From an email:

“The Hilltop, a neighborhood spot on Sherman and Girard, is opening for brunch this Saturday at 10:30! We’ll have lots of local goodness–Gordy’s Bloody Marys, Bullfrog Bagels, Compass coffee, and some delicious breakfast tacos too.”

Full menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm 21 Comments

986 Florida Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 986 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Why settle for an apartment when you can have a classic DC rowhouse? This newly renovated 2-bed, 1.5 bath home features hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, and walls of windows. Private rear patio is the perfect oasis. A walker~s delight, this home is also just a 5 minute stroll to the U Street Metro (if you ever actually need it). Pets OK. No cats.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2016 at 2:55 pm 37 Comments

horses ass
(The image looks northeast from the intersection of 8th and V Streets, NW.)

“Dear PoPville,

I nominate these two buildings on the 2100 block of Georgia Avenue, NW for the Horse’s Ass award. These derelict properties are on the site of the once planned Howard Town Center. The development, proposed years ago, received an $11 million tax break in 2012 (over the objection of DC’s CFO) before being canceled in 2013 after a falling out between Howard University (the property owner) and Cohen Siegal Investors (the developer).
The two parties locked in a legal dispute ever since. The most recent news available (June 2015) is that the DC Court of Appeals overturned an earlier ruling and sent the matter back to a lower court.


by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2016 at 10:25 am 6 Comments

2737 Sherman Avenue, NW at Girard

“Dear PoPville,

Columbia Heights/Park View residents have been eagerly tracking the opening of The Hilltop forever and recently heard that they would be opening “June 1 at the absolute latest”.

So maybe it’s a good thing that their Facebook page is down–like part of a rebranding for when they open.

Secondly, do any readers know if business owners get a certain number of months free of rent when setting up a new restaurant? Six months? One year? Four years?”

The race to open among Hilltop, Slim’s, Swampoodle and Homestead continues…


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