July 2017

Found 6 blog entries for July 2017.

Bipeds of Brookland: Christina Scheltema
Christina Scheltema

Christina Scheltema’s grandparents were Dutch immigrants who met at the Dutch School of Landscape Architecture and came to the US in the 1920s. They settled in the Washington area and left her with a love for plants. “I’ve been gardening since I was knee high to a grasshopper.”  She studied Biology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and now works as a regulatory manager for EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.

Christina has lived in Brookland and walked her two dogs around the neighborhood since 1994. When she moved “My mother asked me if there were any Catholics in the neighborhood and I laughed, and said ‘Mom, I’m surrounded.’”

She always appreciated the friendliness of neighbors. “I remember the

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520 Beaumont Road, Sliver Spring, MD
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4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bathroom | Renovated Kitchen | Massive yard | 2 car garage | $493,500
520 Beaumont RD, Sliver Spring, MD. Exterior front

There are backyards. Then there are backyards like the one attached to this 4-bedroom/2.5-bathroom ranch home: a wide stretch of lawn with plenty of sun and shade, perfect for lounging, tumbling, grilling, kicking soccer balls, building snowmen, planting vegetables, bird watching, and all other sorts of outdoor activities.

Not to be outdone is the home’s light-filled inside, whose open living and dining areas feature generous windows from which to admire your suburban seclusion, as well as a fireplace for cold and cozy winter nights. Follow the tile and hardwood flooring into

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Bipeds of Brookland: Rick Naylor

Rick Naylor
Rick Naylor  was born and raised in DC to a family that has been here since the 1820’s. When his father worked as a projectionist at the Howard Theater, he used to play poker with Duke Ellington. In 1954, his father bought a house in Brookland. Five years ago, Rick and his wife moved into the house he grew up in. “In every square inch, there’s a memory.” When he was 4 or 5 years old “the National Guard was camped out across the street after Martin Luther King, Jr., got shot.” Rick talks of playing basketball and riding sleighs behind Holy Name College, now Howard Divinity, and remembers his father talking about losing a framed newspaper article from the day Lincoln was shot. During his renovations, Rick found the article

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1352 Kearny St NE Washington DC
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3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | Central AC | Off street parking | Fenced back yard | Walk to Metro |$639,000
1352 Kearny St NE Washington DC living room

Beautiful home with expansive, landscaped yard in the heart of Brookland! 3 large bedrooms and 1.5 baths offer open space, lots of natural light, comfort, and convenience. Fully updated with charming original details. This semi-detached house is a quick walk to Metro and all that Brookland has to o er.

Generously sized living and dining rooms with a wood-burning replace, shiny hardwood floors, and a convenient half bathroom. An impressive updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and rich wood cabinetry.

A large,

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5049 10th ST NE Washington DC
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Central AC | Hardwood Floors | Renovated Kitchen | Fenced back yard | Walk to Metro | $449,000
Open House Sunday July 9th, 1-4 pm
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5049 10th ST NE Washington DC Entry

Welcome to a charming, light-filled Michigan Park duplex that’s ready to be yours. Located footsteps from tranquil park space and within walking distance of the Fort Totten Metro station, this 3-bedroom/1.5-bathroom home blends urban connectivity with suburban quiet.

Right away, the open floor plan on the main level offers promising potential for great memories. The huge living room, just waiting for a comfy sofa and flat-screen television, is matched by a renovated kitchen that includes granite counters, recessed lighting, and stainless-steel

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904 Jackson St NE Washington DC
3 Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms | Central AC | Wood Floors | Solar Panels | $599,000
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904 Jackson St NE Washington DC Exterior front porch
Crowned with solar panels so you can feel better about your carbon footprint, this Brookland duplex offers exceptional urban living in one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods.

Below the environmentally conscious roof: a top floor with a full bathroom and three bedrooms that aren’t stingy with the natural light. The main bedroom includes small loft space for extra storage, and one of the other rooms could quickly become your home office for days when you feel like working from home.

On the ground floor, surrounded on one side by enormous windows, you’ll find a modern

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