The iconic piece of Petworth real estate is, without doubt, the brick rowhome. The vast majority of rowhomes in Petworth were built in the first half of the 20th century and I have shaped not only the physical life of the neighborhood, but The cultural dynamic of the community as well.
An especially notable aspect of rowhomes in Petworth that you are less likely to find in the stately Victorian rowhomes of Georgetown and Capitol Hill, is the presence of a front porch. Additionally, rowhomes in Petworth were designed with working-class families in mind and smack of egalitarianism. Whereas in other neighborhoods congruent architecture is more likely to be found in short bursts, Petworth rowhomes were planned and built by the block. Decades later,
Anyone who has visited Georgetown to explore or just wander about, has likely stumbled upon the enchanting Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (or C & O for short). It is true that Georgetown’s historic rowhomes, whether brick or timber, help to transport one back to the 18th and 19th centuries, but the C & O Canal, with its stone banks, rough-hewn footpaths, and placid green water offer something less tangible--something majestic. First-time stumblers-by may think for a moment, “I wonder if anyone else knows about this!”
Because of the unique qualities of this relic, it should come as no surprise that listings near the C & O Canal are highly coveted by those with an interest in Georgetown real estate. The absurdly gorgeous penthouse at 2900 K St NW is just
There’s no denying that Petworth is a neighborhood on the rise. As a result, Petworth real estate is somewhat harder to come by than it was ten years ago. While the neighborhood’s iconic property is the brick rowhome (complete with basement and front porch), they are attached or semi-detached anyway, so why not consider the increasing selection of Petworth condos?
As Petworth’s popularity increases, condos provide an excellent opportunity to reap the neighborhood’s obvious benefits and offerings. A condo is also a great vantage point from which to scope out your future rowhouse or detached property.
Petworth condos come in all shapes and sizes. Many buildings, such as Kennedy Flats and The Christina were purpose-built as condominiums, while
If there is one truth about DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, it’s that it maintains a superior connection to history. As one of the first neighborhoods to be designated as a National Historic District, standards are incredibly high for the preservation of existing structures and the prospect of new builds.
Whether a home in Georgetown is historic really depends upon your definition of the word. Obviously, there are many houses that are the sites of notable events or one-time residences of incredibly notable people. The Forrest-Marbury House at 3350 M St NW hosted President George Washington at a dinner that would conclude with the acquisition of the land necessary to build the District of Columbia. Georgetown historic listings of this sort are quite
The Armed Forces Retirement Home will soon begin a project on its Northwest DC Campus that is now ten years in the making. On Monday, March 19th, the AFRH issued a solicitation to developers. Paying its operating costs from a trust fund rather than federal appropriations, the AFRH has had difficulty making ends meet over the years, but thanks to some creative thinking and congressional approval, a portion of the 272-acre campus has been allocated for private development. This will create a new revenue stream from which the fund can be topped off.
Though various ups and downs have halted the forward progress of this project, the delays may have been a blessing. Petworth, the neighborhood that shares the AFRH’s northwest border, has undergone a
Georgetown mansions house many of DC’s wealthiest residents and the neighborhood real estate boasts price tags to match. And what do you get for all that cash? Lots of space coupled with urban convenience. Georgetown mansions are among the most expensive homes in the DC Metro Area for a reason.
Georgetown mansions have the unique appeal of being delicately balanced on the line between urban walkability and suburban size. Whether relaxing in the bountiful gardens or striking deals inside the historic interior, Georgetown mansion dwellers enjoy the potential for solitude that so many crave with all the conveniences of city dwelling right outside their door. One advantage of these properties is the ease and speed with which owners and their families
Petworth real estate has become increasingly popular in the last decade. With new businesses taking root on the commercial corridors of Georgia Ave NW, Kennedy St NW and Upshur Street NW, proximity to the offerings of Columbia Heights, and easy access to public transit; it is no wonder that Petworth feels increasingly livable.
Thanks to the efforts of investors and new residents alike, the Petworth real estate market consists primarily of beautifully renovated and restored rowhouses. When you consider the space you can get for the same price as a small condo downtown, it’s no wonder that Petworth is especially popular among young families. Though prices have risen, the neighborhood will only continue to improve, so now is an excellent time to buy.
The common trade-off between living in a condo and living in a detached house or other single-family home is that of space for convenience. The condos in DC’s Chevy Chase neighborhood are no exception and they include 5112 Connecticut, 5309 Connecticut, Chase Plaza Condos, The Jocelyn, The Garfield, The Louie, and Christopher Mews.
All Chevy Chase condos can be found--as you may be able to guess by now--along Connecticut Ave NW. This thoroughfare is the social and commercial hub of Chevy Chase. Residents of these multi-family buildings enjoy not only the convenience and proximity of the retail and dining options that abound on Connecticut Ave NW, such as Safeway and Magruder’s Supermarkets, Bread & Chocolate, American City Diner, The Avalon
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A 16th Street classic that has been expanded and restored to perfection - hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances & quartz counter-tops, custom wood doors, high ceilings, Pella windows, garage parking, large yard and 2 decks. 6 bedrooms, 4.5 custom baths, master bedroom suite, four levels of luxurious living. Large lot!
Thanks to a construction boom following the American Civil War, the dominant housing style in Georgetown is the brick rowhome. Whether you call them rowhomes, row houses, or townhouses; these attached and semi-detached dwellings are icons of class and charm and they do not come cheap. The modest, 1895-built house at 3419 Q St NW where John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier first met just hit the market for a cool $1,725,000.
The majority of Georgetown rowhomes are Federal or Victorian in style and are quite tastefully unique--many with English basements, offering considerable rental potential. As is the case in many of DC’s historic districts, architectural variance becomes a viable motif, provided that the buildings are well preserved. Georgetown
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