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Found 11 entries for May, 2016.

Bipeds of Brookland: Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time.

Mary Pat
Mary Pat Rowan is a landscape architect and president of the Greater Brookland Garden Club. She admits, “My garden isn’t so spectacular because I work in other people’s gardens.”

After studying under a professor in Wisconsin famous for prairie restoration, Mary Pat came to DC and began a business in 1980 designing residential landscapes with native plants. “I attempt to create a habitat, rather than a landscape: a place for plants and animals, butterflies and bees.”  She works mostly in the city and points out that “small gardens are more difficult than large gardens because you can’t make any mistakes.”

Mary Pat moved to Brookland in the late 80s after

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1005 Taylor St. NE, Washington, DC 20017
1005 Taylor St NE Washington DC Exterior_front

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Charming Brookland Bungalow

Welcome home to this tastefully upgraded and deeply-loved bungalow perfectly located in the heart of Brookland. After you've enjoyed the breeze and view from the front porch, stroll through the front door and into the light-filled living room perfectly set up for relaxing and entertaining. Cheerful sunlight pours in through large windows and illuminates the warmth of the original hardwood floors.  Efficient and modern kitchen, with space saving pantry is smartly designed and well-appointed. Perfect your cooking techniques and dine with guests in the separate dining room.  Two large bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the main level.

Upstairs find the

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Bipeds of Brookland: Introducing the people who make Brookland their home one step at a time.

Florence Preston

Florence Preston



When Florence Preston came to an open house in Brookland in 1969 she was a working mom with two kids. “I walked up with the real estate agent and said, ‘This is my house.’ And I’ve been there ever since.”

Florence likes living in Brookland near John Burroughs Elementary. “It is a real quiet area. I’m right across the street from the school. My kids went to that school so it was convenient, and there is the big playground”

After working over 25 years in the offices of several businesses in DC, she retired and began a new career. With both her kids grown, she and her second husband became ‘relief parents’ for foster children.

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3318 Manorwood Dr, Hyattsville, MD

 $209,000  Open House Sunday 1-4 pm
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3318 Manorwood Drive, Hyattsville, MD exterior

Welcome home to this immaculate and upgraded end unit townhouse.  Filled with light through the large updated windows on 3 sides, and warmed by the gleaming wood floors, this feels like home. Large living room flows into the open dining room just off the updated kitchen.   The wooden deck off the kitchen is the perfect space for your morning coffee overlooking the large back yard.  Head back inside and up the wooden stairs to find 2 large bedroom and a full bath.  The lower level is fully finished with another bedroom, recently renovated bathroom and separate laundry room. 

Conveniently located less than 1/2 mile to Prince Georges Plaza Metro,

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1313 Quincy St NE Washington DC
Open House Sunday May 22nd, 1-4 pm
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1313 QUINCY ST NE DC. The Whitehouse

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This one is meant to be your forever home. Marvel at this grand Greek Revival masterpiece perched high among the trees over Quincy Street NE in the heart of Beautiful Brookland. Introduced by four perfect columns, the home has been carefully restored and renovated for modern living.

The main level is spacious and welcoming, anchored by an open, light-filled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and butcher block countertops. The kitchen flows to both a large banquet-sized formal dining room and an airy breakfast room on either side, embraced by a living room meant for relaxation and conversation. The carefully crafted sunroom made from

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1230 Quincy St NE Washington DC.  Beautiful Brookland

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1230 Quincy St NE Washington DC Exterior front

Four stories of modern elegance combine with classic styling to create the perfect home. This masterpiece was carefully renovated and expanded into a grand and modern home with 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms spread out over more than 5,000 square feet of luxurious living.
The welcoming main level combines formal spaces with a grand and inviting kitchen. A family room with natural light from a wall of windows creates an airy, warm sanctuary.
The gourmet banquet-sized eat-in kitchen is ready for 20 of your closest friends to hang out and marvel at your culinary exploits. Twin ovens, quartz countertop island with bar stools tucked beneath, and panoramic windows set behind the

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Bipeds of Brookland: Charlotte
Charlotte has lived in Brookland since she was born. She is an active member of the community helping with the Garden Club’s Christmas Gala and Annual Home and Garden Tour. “I like a lot of the people that are here. I like that it’s a good place to be a kid. You know, I would go out in the street with my brother and we would just play ball.”

Charlotte wrote her college essay about her job selling bread at the Brookland farmers’ markets.  “It’s really nice because you see these people passing by, even today someone came by and they were really excited to see me and …I was excited to see them.”

She will attend Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota next year. “It’s just this really beautiful campus in a beautiful neighborhood. It’s actually kind

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1312 Randolph ST NE Washington DC 20017
Open House Sunday May 15th 1-4 pm
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1312 Randolph St NE Washington DC exterior

From your first steps onto the welcoming front porch and into the foyer adorned with original trim and gleaming wood floors, this home invites you in. The large living room with commanding fireplace and large window flows effortlessly into the party-sized dining room, making it the perfect space for entertaining. The newly renovated and spacious kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and cabinets galore. Another option for entertaining is to head outdoors to dine al fresco on the large and private deck overlooking the backyard. When your guests are all gone and the party is through, the bright and relaxing sunroom just

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 3711 17th ST NE DC 20018
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3711 17th ST NE Washington DC exterior The Perfect Package!

Find this city cottage perfectly located on a manicured corner lot in the heart of beautiful Brookland. Enter through the polished red door and into a warm and inviting living room with stunning hardwood floors, and a brick fireplace framed by stately wooden built-in bookshelves. The freshly renovated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, will maximize your efficiency. Enjoy meals and entertain in a separate dining room or  easily convert this space to a fitness area or home office. Two large bedrooms with upgraded, large windows, a full bath (with tub!), on the main level plus a bonus covered three-season room complete the main living area. The…
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Bipeds of Brookland: introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time.

James Ellzy
Bipeds of Brookland: James Ellzy

James Ellzy had wanted to be a doctor since middle school. He joined Navy ROTC to pay for college.  He was already deployed in East Timor on Sept 11th. “Then we were the first ships to take the Marines into Afghanistan. We got redeployed when we went to Iraq.”

James is now a Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) in the Defense Health Agency. “I am the bridge between the doctors and IT. The IT people ask the doctors something and the doctors will say ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’  I really have enjoyed being a physician, I’ve enjoyed the IT side of things because you need somebody who understands what we do behind the closed door

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