As you can probably guess from looking at its construction, the word “renovate” means, at the most basic level, “to make new again” and that is exactly what is happening throughout DC’s Petworth neighborhood. Without going into cringe-worthy metaphors like how the new Safeway on Georgia Ave NW and various new eateries are Petworth’s state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite worktops. It must be expressed that the gorgeous and thoughtful renovation being done inside Petworth’s rowhomes and condo conversions is a perfect parallel to the renovation of the entire neighborhood.
Especially impressive is the manner in which investors are making Petworth new again. They are not simply tearing down and building
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
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
There’s no denying that Chevy Chase is a gorgeous and distinguished neighborhood, but even so, just putting your Chevy Chase house on the market won’t automatically get you the price you’re looking for. Here are some simple things to do or keep in mind in order to maximize the money you make for the sale of your Chevy Chase home.
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It seems like a no-brainer, but perhaps the most important thing to do if you want to sell your Chevy Chase home for more, is to find the right realtor. This means the right realtor for you and for your property. It’s essential that you find a local agent who knows the Chevy Chase neighborhood. Real estate agents love to show off their sales history, so once you’ve narrowed down the possibilities,
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
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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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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