Two 10 Square Team Open Houses happening in Bloomingdale today
Two great houses are open today that are perfect for “home for the holidays” moments! Neighbors are welcome to visit. Who do you know who would love one of these homes?
Both are open today 12/8 1-4pm
Historic elegance blended with smart updates 67 W St NW $779,900.
Gorgeous contemporary owners’ space with rental income 2306 North Capitol St NW $699,900.>
67 W St NW New Price! Offered at $779,900.
This stunning Victorian has the benefits of both a porch and bay front. It has been meticulously maintained with quality updates that incorporate the historic character. Details include original hardwood floors on two levels, wood trim, skylight, six panel pocket and swing doors. It sits on a tree lined street close to Crispus Attucks Park and just blocks from Bloomingdale’s emerging restaurant scene.
Offered at $799,900. New Price! $779,900.
Open House Sunday 12/8/13 1-4pm Neighbors welcome!
Stylish urban home with rental income and private outdoor space
This creative and stylishly renovated home offers both great interior and exterior living space. It features a unique full room loft area on the top level (with its own full bath) that could be an exquisite owner’s suite or comfortable hang out room. The current owner’s suite has a vaulted ceiling and ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and tub. Enjoy plenty of room to cook and entertain in the table space kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and an eye catching glass tile back splash. There’s a great flow between the living area, kitchen, and private deck. Offset the mortgage with rental income from the separate lower level unit that is occupied and professionally managed. Never worry about parking, as there are two spaces out back.
Open Sunday 12/8 1-4pm
The yard for the garden of your dreams!
This is a great value in Petworth! Relax on the front porch on a cool Fall afternoon, or plan your dream garden in the expansive back yard. The home features wood floors, and several original details that contribute to the charming character. The interior space includes a separate dining room, an enclosed porch, and a basement recreation room. The Fort Totten Metro is within easy access, as well as the development that is currently under construction.
First Open Sunday 9/22 2-4pm
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What is this building called today?
Every once in a while I like to mix up the route I take when walking my two dogs and I always come across something I’ve never noticed before…like the sign in the photo above. That prompted me to come up with a few neighborhood trivia questions that I had previously posted on twitter. For those of you who don’t tweet, I’m putting them together here for now. If you have some question ideas to send, feel free to use the “contact us” link to do so.
Here are the first few questions with the answers hidden until after the jump (leave the view in the main blog www.houseswithcharacter.com and click on the link for more when you want to see the answers.)
1. Where is the building pictured above and what is it called now?
2. What is the Tim Burton connection to Bloomingdale?
3. True or False: Prolific builder Harry Wardman built only Victorian bay front homes (no porch front) in Bloomingdale.
4. True or False: Dinosaur bones have been found in Bloomingdale.
5. What is the Whoopi Goldberg connection to Bloomingdale?
Spoiler Alert…answers after the jump
Lady Gaga in “Binary Chair”
The Washington City Paper recently reported the Lady Gaga/H Street Connection:
Lady Gaga loves H Street NE. A few years back, she stopped by Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill after playing a show at the Verizon Center the previous night. Now she’s collaborating with H Street neighbor Industry Gallery for the promo art on her latest single, which comes out Aug. 19.
In the image (which is also her current Twitter photo), Lady Gaga appears with“Binary Chair,” a 2011 design by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, whose work is represented exclusively by Industry’s Craig Appelbaum. The photo was taken in Los Angeles, where Industry shows Caldwell and other designers from his stable via the Pacific Design Center. Caldwell’s work—which includes tables made from aluminum soda cans and nickel upholstery and chairs riddled with .22-caliber gun shots—will head to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
Industry, situated in Trinidad on Florida Avenue NE, is one of possibly very few galleries in the United States devoted exclusively to contemporary design. If Gaga wants her 26 Asanas with some 21st-century design, there aren’t many other places to go.
Why do we care? Well, Industry Gallery is located at 1358 Florida Ave NE, which is across the street from the awesome condos that we represent. You can learn more about Paragon Condos here