October 2013

Found 20 blog entries for October 2013.

916 G ST NW Washington DC.  Mather Studios condos

Mather Studios condo building: 916 G St NW DC

Mather Studios Condos at 916 G ST NW in the Heart of Penn Quarter
Year Renovated:2004
Number of condos: 50
Parking: Some garage parking available
Pets: allowed with minor restrictions
Nearest Metro Stops: Gallery Place Metro stop (Red, Yellow and Green lines)
Amenities: This is one fo the few real loft building in downtown DC.  Many of the oter ones are simply 'loft-like' buildings.  This Building was renovated by PN Hoffman in 2004 into modern condos with polished/stained concrete floors, open kitchens and glass sliding doors.   Some of the units were reserved as live-work artist spaces and were available by lottery to those that met the criteria.  The rest of the space was renovated into true luxury loft

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400 Massachussetts Ave NW Washington DC.

400 Massachusetts Ave condo building
400 Mass ave NW Washington DC
Year built: 2004
Number of condos:256
Parking: Many units come with garage parking
Pets: Cats & dogs with size limits
Nearest Metro Stops: Chinatown (Red, Yellow Green line) Union Station (Red line)
Amenities: Roof top pool and one of the best roof decks in the city. Gym, party room, bike storage
400 Mass was built just as downtown DC condo living was begining to take off.  This is a gret building buit by Faison Development in 2004.  Faison also built the buildings at 912 F St NW, 1701 Kalorama and 1010 Mass. The design is a bit of a departure for DC condo buildings, and allowed for some very flexible designs.  Most of the units are one bedroom condos, but sprinkled throughout the building

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'Coming soon' signs  and 'pocket listings' are a bad idea for sellers:

Think about it! No one like stale bread... Lately, I've noticed many more "Coming Soon" signs going up about town and staying there for weeks (sometimes months) before the house goes live on the market.  This does not benefit the sellers!  Once a For Sale sign goes up the clock on the 'freshness' of your home starts ticking.  As soon as your the For Sale sign goes up the activity level on the house skyrockets, neighbors and buyers are interested in knowing what the asking price is? What is looks like inside? Is it a good deal?  But if the property is not fully on the market, these inquires are left unanswered.  Even worse, people start making assumptions about the house that might not

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4101 Albemarle St NW Washington DC.

Cityline at Tenleytown, Washington DC.

4101 Albemarle St NW, Washington DC, 20016

Number of condos: 204
Year built: 2004
Pets: allowed with minor restrictions
Parking: Garage parking
Metro: Red line underneath the building

The views in many of the condo units (especially the ones on Wisconsin Ave and Albemarle street) are some of the best in the city, as Cityline condos is located on one of the highest elevations in the city. The views include all of downtown Washington DC, the National Cathedral and,  for the units out back, all the way out to Tysons corner.

This building was built above the old Hechinger store, which allowed for lots of garage parking.  While the interior condo units lack the spectacular views of the street facing units, they enjoy a

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7th street NW in Penn Quarter in NW Washington DC

 Penn Quarter: The best in Downtown Washington DC living.

Penn Quarter is a new name for an old neighborhood. This historic neighborhood, sometimes called 'Old Downtown', has seen great changes and massive revitalization over the course of the past 15 years. It's boundaries are less definitively defined than some areas in the city, the Penn Quarter sits, generally, North of Pennsylvania Avenue and South of Mount Vernon Square. It is easily accessable through public transportation on Metro's Yellow and Green lines at the Archives/Navy Memorial stop and on the Red line at the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop. With museums, movies, shopping, events, sports, and more; Penn Quarter has blossomed into a vibrant community.  

It didn't used to be called "Old

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Entrance to the Clara Barton condos  in Penn Quarter Washington DC
616 E St NW Washington DC.
The Clara Barton Condo building
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The Clara Barton and the Lafayette were built by the same builder in 2004 and are kind of 'sister' buildings.  Initially the plan was for The Lafayette to be the condo building and the Clara Barton to be a rental building.  But this is 2004 we are talking about.. the hight of the 'excitment' about real estate in DC.  Everyone was buying one or two condos those days.  Remember? People were camping out, waiting in lines all night just for the chance to buy a condo in downtown DC, sight unseen!  The demand was so high, in fact, that the developers decided to also sell out the Clara Barton as condos rather than hold it as a rental building.  Most of the amennities in these sister buildings are

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517 F ST NE, Washington DC.
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517 F ST NE on Capitol Hill Washington DC

Beautiful home in Capitol Hill Historic District, walking distance to Union Station, H Street, and new Giant, with garage parking.  Great space for entertaining or relaxing with family, including a family room with exposed brick and woodburning fireplace, a large living and dining room overlooking trees through a bay window, and an expansive deck. A modern kitchen features new tile backsplash, granite counters, stainless appliances, cherry cabinets and layers of light. Half bath with pedestal sink convenient off main living area. Skylights illuminate a sparkling bath with white marble surround on the third level. Both the spacious main bedroom and the second bedroom feature

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We show lots of houses to buyers every day, sometimes we are truly inspired. Here is an awesome loft we showed yesterday that took our breath away. 753 Fairmont St, NW Washington DC. (listed by Andrew Riguzzi with DCRE) Here are all the amazing pictures.
Cool loft in Columbia Heights, Washington DC
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Founded pursuant to an Act of Congress in 1790, Washington DC has seen its fair share, and then some, of military engagements, duels, assassinations, untimely and mysterious deaths, and other assorted tragedies in its long and storied history. So famous are Washington's ghosts, they have been featured in documentaries and name dropped by author Dan Brown. So, in honor of Halloween, turn down the lights, put on some spooky music, set up your Ouija board and  keep reading for our guide to some of the most haunted houses in the City....if you dare!

The Capitol   
The Capitol building, Washington DC                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Want to know if your neighbor's house is cleaner than yours? Ever wondered how a house could float? Renovating and looking for ideas? You're in luck! October is full of house tours across DC, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for and maybe even some things you didn't know existed. 

13th Annual Renovators House Tour: October 19th 10am-4pm                                                                                                                                            
Need to figure out how to add some extra space where there is none to be found? Have an old home that needs some modernizing?  Come to the annual Renovators House tour and get ideas while also helping a good cause, 100% of the proceeds go to the Capitol Hill Cluster School.

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