October 2016

Found 8 blog entries for October 2016.

1204 Franklin ST NE DC
$669,000
Open House Sunday 1-4 PM

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1204 Franklin St NE Exterior Front

 

Brookland Elegance!  Stepping onto the welcoming front porch is only the beginning of grandeur.  Enter through the custom glass doorway into a charming foyer anchored by the finely crafted original wood stairs.  The Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout extend a sense of warmth throughout the home. Plenty of space to entertain with the large neighboring living room and dining room.  The elegance of the rooms are connected with crown molding.  The kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a walk in pantry.  The half bath on the first floor round out all your needs.  The grand stairs lead you to four large bedrooms and

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Bipeds of Brookland: Bobby Caballero
Bobby Caballero

Bobby Caballero came with his family from Cuba to Los Angeles as a baby. He moved to DC to study at Howard University. Mr. Bobby is the Director of Student Support at  Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School in Brookland which “prepares 350 culturally diverse elementary school students in the District of Columbia to be leaders, scholars and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice.”

 

“Washington Post rated us as one of the most diverse schools in DC.”  Stokes has Spanish immersion and French immersion classes for Pre-K through 5th grade. “We have a partner school in Martinique and a partner school in Panama. They start with e-mail pals. They communicate and then get to meet eventually.”

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Bipeds of Brookland: Alan Meyers
Alan Meyers

Alan Meyers met his wife, Allegra, in an improv class in New York City. When she got an internship at the Federal Government, he said, "I’ll move down. So I quit my job in NY and we both moved down here.” That was 11 years ago. They always thought they would move back to New York City where both of their families live in Manhattan. However, after renting apartments in DC and searching for houses for 11 months they bought a home in Brookland.  “We are transplanted New Yorkers that could not be happier and more delighted to be now hopefully permanent DC residents... We were looking every year to move back to NYC and then decided to live in Brookland. We found everything and more [here in DC rather than] moving back to NY

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Live in the heart of Shaw!
1620 5th ST NW #B Washington DC.
$720,000
Open House Sunday 1-4 pm
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1620 5th St NW B Exterior Front

Here is your opportunity to be in the heart of Shaw, in the center of the city. This newly renovated condo lives like a townhouse and  has four large bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms and occupies the top two floors with private entrance. Tons of natural light pour through the large windows on both level. Newly installed wood floors throughout connect the rooms and warm the space. Central AC and heat will keep you comfortable all year long. Cook to your hearts content in this brand new kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Invite your friends over for massive dinner parties in the dining room that flows into the massive living

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1216 Michigan Ave NE Washington DC. Beautiful Brookland: Live Here!

1216 Michigan Ave NE Washington DC painting

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What an amazing Brookland Bungalow! Feel right at home as you step onto the inviting front porch and enjoy city living. Enter into the living room welcoming you with lots of windows that flood the space with light. Wood floors throughout the house extend the warmth, while central air keeps you cool. Elegance abounds with picture frame wall moulding in the neighboring living room and dining room. The eat-in kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances.  One of the two bedrooms on the main level connects to an enclosed porch that overlooks the large back yard; it’s the perfect place to start your morning. Upstairs greets you with window seating and

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Bipeds of Brookland: Rick Edwards
Rick Edwards

Rick Edwards moved into Brookland in 1950 when he was four years old. His mother purchased a house in what was then a primarily white neighborhood.  Many houses at that time had racial covenants written into the contracts that Rick recalls, “Prohibited sale or rent to people of African blood or Jewish faith. Those racial covenants were binding until the Civil Rights era.  But you can still read them in many of the old deeds.” Rick says his mother had very light skin and “They didn’t know she was black until I came.  It was completely white when we moved in, the area I was aware of.  Many of the whites were antagonistic but many weren’t.  Murray and Paul had a delicatessen.  I remember parking my bicycle and going in

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Bipeds of Brookland: Susanne Horn

 Bipeds of Brookland: Susanne Horn

Bipeds of Brookland:

Bipeds of Brookland: Susanne Horn

Susanne Horn came to Brookland in 1997. "One of the things I remember most was that we had a city recycling bin but the city wouldn’t actually pick it up. We used to drive our recycling out to a paper center on Blair Rd. I went to college in Vermont where it was all recycling all the time. And I was like, 'What do you mean you don’t recycle in the nation’s capital?'"

Susanne worked in the neighborhood as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Mary House that year and “I never left. I decided that Brookland was a great place to live. So I stayed and did my Masters in Social Work at The Catholic University of America."

Susanne started working at Bread for the

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For sale: 10159 Sutherland Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20901
Renovated Cape Cod | 3 bedroom | 2 bathrooms | stainless steel appliances | Granite Counter tops| Wood floors | Off-street parking | Close to Metro10159 Sutherland Rd Front of house

Open House Sunday October 9th 1-4 pm

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Welcome home to this charming brick Cape Cod. Truly a great home for entertaining. This home has a lovely living room with beautiful wood floors, a pristine kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, and a separate dining area. The finished basement is a great space to hang out with family and friends or host your in-laws. No lack of storage in this considerately renovated home. Lovely built in bookcases in one of the three bedrooms and two full baths round out the

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