August 2017

Found 4 blog entries for August 2017.

Bipeds of Brookland: Bethlehem House
Bethlehem House
Left to right- Dominique, Dolores, Tom, Helen, Colleen

Bethlehem House was opened by Dolores Wilson in Brookland in 1986, after she had been a Catholic Sister for 37 years, and had worked at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, near Providence Hospital, teaching children with disabilities.  She first taught in a regular Catholic school but, “I had in my heart a desire to work with children with special needs and lo and behold the Kennedy Family came to build the Kennedy Institute.  In 1959 the Kennedy Institute was blessed and opened. I was there for 25 years.”  She recalls “Eunice (Kennedy) Shriver was our best friend, at the time we couldn’t afford to pay a physical fitness teacher so she came for two years, once

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417 Independence Ave SE Washington DC | $749,000
Open house Sunday 1-4 pm
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417 Independence Ave SE Washington DC exterior front

Welcome home to a charming 2-bedroom/1-bathroom townhome in Washington’s popular, picturesque Capitol Hill neighborhood.

An expansive wood-floor living and dining space (capped with two dramatic chandeliers) leads you back to a kitchen updated with stainless-steel appliances and beautiful marble countertops. Those cool spiral stairs? They take you up to a comfortably carpeted second floor. There, you’ll find a full bathroom with tile and brass fixtures and a washer/dryer. The home’s two bedrooms are enormous, featuring epically long closets and comforting views of your back and front yards.

Speaking of the backyard, yours is fenced in with

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1500 Lawrence St NE Washington DC | $599,000
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Open House Sunday 1-4 pm.

1500 Lawrence St NE DC exterior front

Discover why so many people love to call Brookland home with this cozy, quaint 3-bedroom/1-bathroom home located just a few blocks from the Brookland-CUA Metro station.

 Outside, you’ll find a spacious fenced-in front yard shaded by trees and leading up to a stucco façade and a welcoming front porch perfect for at-home happy hours. Inside, beautiful original wood floors run through a spacious living room whose folding doors reveal a dining room complete with a beautiful built-in hutch, as well as an adjoining kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry.

Upstairs, you’ll find a full bath and two massive bedrooms, as well as a third smaller room that can

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Bipeds of Brookland: Julee Dickerson-Thompson
Julee Dickerson-Thompson

Julee Dickerson-Thompson was born in Brookland, a middle child of six, just after her parents had bought a house and begun renovating. “Which is why I have no baby pictures. They were knocking down walls around me. They went at it with a vengeance.”  Her father was an architect who also enjoyed playing tennis, which is how he met her mother.  “They met on a tennis court, and I met my husband on a tennis court. . . Tennis is such a family thing.” Her mother was an artist who started a program called ‘Second Time around Boutique.’  “She taught teenage girls to recycle, nobody knew what recycling was then.”  She made beautiful clothes out of tablecloths and upholstery fabric and ties.

Julee has followed in

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