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10201 Grosvenor Place # 604, Rockville, MD 20852
Open House Sunday 1-4
Virtual Tour with Floor Plan
Large and bright 1 bedroom condo with balcony.
10201 Grosvenor Place Exterior Sign

Pull off I-495 after a long day at work and find yourself already at home in this spacious 1-bedroom/1-bathroom unit in the impressive Grosvenor Park Condominiums community. You’ll enjoy updated features including a renovated kitchen with marble counters, stainless-steel appliances, and new flooring; as well as beautifully refinished parquet floors in the rest of the condo that lead you out to your own private balcony with views of surrounding green space.

There’s more than just a wonderful condo unit here. The building itself includes a variety of amenities for you to take advantage of every single day of

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Bipeds of Brookland: Monica Fitzgerald
Monica Fitzgerald

Monica Fitzgerald grew up in Minnesota, “I was the first in my family, the third of seven kids, to go to college. I went to Augsburg College. I was able to borrow and work and pay for it myself.”   After teaching at a Catholic high school, she joined the Peace Corps and moved to Guatemala, where she hiked to villages to give “charlas” (lessons) to children about health. Upon returning to the US, Monica completed a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations at Lesley College in Massachusetts. She then took a job with the Justice Department and spent a year living in the refugee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, interviewing and processing “balseros, people who had left Cuba on rafts and were picked up by…
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Bipeds of Brookland: David Brown

Bipeds of Brookland: David Brown

David Brown was “born and reared in Washington DC.”  He recounts fond memories of a city where “people spoke to each other. Men gave the ladies a tip of the brim. I would have never made it to 15 years old if I had not learned to tip my hat and say ‘Yes, sir’ and ‘Yes, ma’am.’ DC was made up of a lot of Southerners and they brought their habits, their manners… When you respect people you respect yourself, and I’ve never forgotten that to this day. 73 years old and I love being nice, it does everything a pill will never touch. It makes you feel good.”

Mr. Brown has enjoyed living in Brookland for many years. “This is a neighborhood where everybody knows everybody. . . When I moved in, people had a picnic for you.

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239 12th ST SE Washington DC | $1,099,000
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 239 12th ST SE Washington DC Exterior Front

Spacious, comfortable, and with a touch of grandeur, this gorgeous rowhome is Capitol Hill living at its finest. 

Enter through vestibule and the  find yourself in a glamorous living room elevated by a dramatic marble fireplace, rich wood floors and custom built-in shelves. Then there’s the designer kitchen, whose epic counter space, tile flooring, and high-end appliances inspire images of dinner parties and festive gatherings. There’s also a cozy breakfast nook that looks out onto a private backyard, complete with a storage shed, space for outdoor entertaining and 2 car private parking on brick-lined Gessford court.

On the second floor, beneath a

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5000 6th PL NE Washington DC
Open House Sunday 1-4 pm
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5000 6th Pl NE Washington DC Exterior painting

Located just a short walk from the Fort Totten Metro station, this semi-detached rowhome seamlessly blends original features with modern touches.

 

On the main floor, you’ll find a cozy living room perfect for weekends in front of the television. An updated kitchen – complete with new stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and space for a wet bar – flanks the dining room. The adjoining bright back room, with three windows, and attached powder room is perfect for a home office.

 

Follow the staircase up to the top floor, where you’ll discover two spacious bedrooms highlighted by original wood floors. The master bedroom features a dressing suite with

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Bipeds of Brookland: Dr. James Loewen 
Dr. James Loewen

Dr. James Loewen grew up in the Midwest. While studying at Carlton College in MN, he decided to investigate segregation in the rural south. “I spent part of my junior year abroad in Mississippi.” While at Mississippi State, he sat in classes for three days at the Tuskegee Institute.

“I think I was actually the first white student at Tuskegee.” He also visited Tugallou College, a historically black college where he later became a professor.  Dr. Loewen later taught at the University of Vermont and left in 1996 to move to DC where he had previously lived while doing research at CUA Law School and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. His work at the Smithsonian led to the publication of the book, Lies My

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Bipeds of Brookland: Lois and Doris Richardson
Lois and Doris Richardson

Lois and Doris Richardson, the “babies in the family,” graduated from Essex County High School in Virginia in 1966 and applied to work at the Defense Intelligence Agency when recruiters came to their school. They both moved to DC and worked at a cookie factory in Mt Rainier, MD, “until our security clearances came through.” They began rooming with a couple on Jackson Street who didn’t have children. “We became their children.” They now own and still live in that house.

It took about an hour and a half by bus to get to work. Lois analyzed aerial photography. “My area of interest was North Korea and China.” She later moved to Bolling AFB and worked on IT, writing ‘how to’ manuals for computer systems. “It

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1210 Perry St NE NE #102 Washington DC
$379,000
Open House Sunday 1-4
Virtual Tour
Renovated Kitchen  | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | Central AC I Parking| Close to Metro |

1210 Perry ST NE #102 Washington DC  exterior
Welcome home to this bright and spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in the heart of Brookland.   Gleaming floors welcome you into an open and updated space with large windows and easy flow.  The newly renovated kitchen was updated with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and granite counter tops. The large master bedroom is generously flanked with two closets and the second bedroom is similarly large.  Plenty of storage space with bonus designated storage area in the building included.  No need to worry about parking with an assigned parking space out back.   All this just steps away from

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Bipeds of Brookland: Deandre Howard
Deandre Howard

Deandre Howard met Dr. Alice Lawrence about 9 years ago. He discovered they shared a dream he had since his late 20s: to open a non-alcoholic jazz club. Dr. Alice wanted to provide people with the opportunity to feel like they were in their living room, and yet to share the space with live musicians. Dr. Alice owned the building on 12th Street, Deandre had the skills as a contractor to fix it up and the connections as a musician to book “straight ahead jazz." Together, they opened Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society, a nonprofit organization, two years ago.

“I’m not trying to get rich, I do this for the love of music… I am blessed. Alice is blessed. How many people get to live their dream? This is so much fun. When

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Bipeds of Brookland: Zack Poimboeuf

Bipeds of Brookland Zack Poimboeuf

Zack Poimboeuf was born in Louisiana but, “I always kind of wanted to live in DC. Ever since I was a little kid when I came up here for the National Scout Jamboree in 1985.” Both of his parents were social workers, and he followed in their footsteps, graduating with his MSW and going on to provide direct counseling at a center for low income families. “I taught parenting seminars, and I started a program in a local jail for incarcerated fathers so they could visit their kids.”

However, Zack began to get restless, and decided to apply to the Peace Corps. In 2002 he began serving as a community health agent in Niger. While he already spoke French, growing up in Louisiana, he “needed a lot of language instruction

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