June 2017

Found 9 blog entries for June 2017.

2921 Chancellor's Way NE Washington DC
Open house Sunday 1-4 pm
3 bedrooms plus office | 3.5 bathrooms | 4 levels of living space | Garage parking | Private roof deck | Walk to Metro |$779,000
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 2921 Chancellor's Way NE Washington DC Front Exterior

This modern townhome has quite some height to it – four levels of urban luxury living that include 3 bedrooms (each with its own private bathroom) and a top level opening out onto a private roof deck with a view of Brookland’s architectural icon: the Basilica.

Large and bright ground-floor office space is perfect for the work-from-home set. The spacious garage towers with exceptional storage potential.  Rich, dark wood flooring leads you up into a main level that includes an impressive and open gourmet kitchen complete with

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1348 Newton St NE Washington DC
Open House Sunday 1-4
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3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | In law suite | Solar Panels | Oasis backyard |

 1348 Newton St NE Washington DC

 Here’s the first thing you notice about this cute, hill-perched Victorian cottage: natural light. Thanks to ample top-floor windows, it’s everywhere. And with the surrounding trees offering delightful calm, it’s easy to understand why the current residents playfully refer to this home as “The Bird House.”

The first floor features a living room perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with a good book, as well as an updated kitchen with quartz counters and wood flooring. Downstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a den that could easily be transformed into your new home office.

The basement

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Abbott Klar Real Estate Group is proud to be named by the Washingtonian as one of the Best Real Estate agents and among the top producers in the Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents for 2017.  Pick up your July copy of the Washingtonian and real all about it. 

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Bipeds of Brookland: Kelly King
Kelly King

Kelly King came from Texas to study dance at the University of Maryland and “fell in love with  four entire seasons.”  She appreciated exploring contemporary modern dance under Alcine Wiltz, while he was Chair of the Department of Dance, at University of Maryland.  She now is very happy to have a career as a dancer, and choreographer with 24 years teaching what she loves. “I offer dance in theaters, schools, corporations, studios, day centers, homes, and crosswalks.  I am closest to my definition of the divine when I am dancing.”

Kelly currently directs the Kaleidoscope dance ensemble once a week, with employees of the IMF and World bank from all over the world, and is a collaborator with Body Wise Dance where she

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2622 10th ST NE Washington DC | $599,000
Open house Sunday 1-4 pm
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2622 10th St NE DC Exterior front

Experience the cozy charm of urban living with this three-level renovation marvel in DC’s popular Brookland neighborhood.

Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, one of which could easily be transformed into a quiet den or home office, as well as a separate bathroom with beautiful white tile work and a generous skylight. Head downstairs and you’ll find living and dining areas just waiting for your own personal touches, as well as a kitchen with breakfast bar and brand-new appliances.

Step out back and you’ll be on a deck perfect for lounging, growing potted herbs for home-cooked meals, and watching Metro trains pass by (quietly) in the distance. The

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For Sale: 1329 Ritchie Pl NE Washington DC.
Open House Sunday 1-4 PM
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3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms | Original woodwork | Quiet one-block street | Fenced-in backyard | Central AC & Heat | Tree-lined street | $669,000

 1329 Ritchie Pl NE Exterior front

Forget those soulless renovation jobs. Instead, imagine yourself in this move-in ready home that combines 21st-century updates with old-world charm and original, unpainted woodwork.

Come home from the end of a busy day and relax in a front room whose windows let in plenty of light. The kitchen, complete with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops, and industrial-chic lighting, is matched by a classic dining room where you can enjoy leisurely dinners or breakfast on the go. Look out the windows and

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For Sale: 724 I St SE Washington DC.
Open House Sunday 1-4 PM
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2 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms | En-suite master bathroom | Design-ready basement | Private backyard patio | Walk to Metro | $789,000

 724 I St SE Front Exterior

Welcome home to a comfortable, charming 2-bedroom row house around the corner from the eclectic shops and award-winning restaurants of the Eastern Market neighborhood.

Right away, you’ll walk into the main living room, the perfect space for entertaining guests or binge-watching your favorite television show. The kitchen, complete with new appliances, features a wide island for preparing dinner (or midnight snacking). A cozy back room leads onto a private, fenced-in patio where you can relax with takeout from one of the

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Bipeds of Brookland: Paul Artisst
Bipeds of Brookland: Paul Artisst

Paul Artisst was born in DC and recounts sitting on a bush to watch Franklin Roosevelt’s Inauguration parade, being an official at Mike Tyson’s last fight, and many details from an extraordinary life in between.  Born in DC, he grew up in the segregated city suffering through the Great Depression.  His parents worked hard to support their family, always sharing with their neighbors and stressing the importance of education. He remembers wandering around downtown near the White House and swimming in the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial and in the Tidal Basin. “It was enjoyable to be down there, and across the Tidal Basin, where the Jefferson memorial is now, that wasn’t there then.”

After being drafted and

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Bipeds of Brookland: Sr. Licia Lupinacci
Sr. Licia Lupinacci

Sr. Licia Lupinacci was born the ninth child of a family in a village in southern Italy.  She remembers Germans troops occupying a village nearby and hearing American planes bombing before Allied troops landed.  Two of her older sisters had joined the Little Workers of Sacred Heart and so she spent much time visiting the convent as a child.  At 16, she decided to become a sister, too.


At 20, she came to the US, landing at Ellis Island and speaking no English. She and other nuns traveled to DC to work at the St Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary on Taylor St.


In 1973, the sisters moved to their current house on 15th Street, NE. They furnished it with donations from neighbors. One day a neighbor

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