spooky

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Happy Halloween!  I hope you have a day full of spooky pumpkins, kick ass costumes and lots of candy.

I'm happy to report I survived Sandy with no damage.  I never lost electricity, cable or internet.  Condo living does have it's advantages.  

Yesterday, I was busy checking on listings and gathering things because we're off to Paris this evening!!!  I can't believe it's finally time to leave.  I was worried that Sandy was going to impact our trip but it looks like it's a go.  Whew.  

Posting will be light to non-existent for the next week.  I need a break from the blog.  I'm not inspired right now and it's reflected in my content.  I'm bored and I'm sure you're bored too.  I'm hoping I'll have an epiphany in Paris.   

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riveting rooms

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We're hunkered down in DC, waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit.  When I woke this morning at 7:30, it was so dark outside I thought it was 3am.  It's rainy and dreary. 

Days like today make me wish for a cheery fireplace.  I'm drawn to the more traditional fireplaces vs. the modern.  The room above is the perfect blend of traditional and modern.  My new obsession is finding the perfect mix that still reflects your personality.  Hard to achieve but when it's done correctly, it looks fabulous.

photo:  Home to House

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first friday

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1740 13th St, NW

Washington, DC 20009

5 bedrooms/3.5 baths

3,529 square feet/$5,556 yearly taxes

list price: $1,595,000

I haven't written a First Friday post for a couple of month because I was bored.  DC real estate is interesting and varied but it also tends to be the same.  A lot of Colonials, Wardmans, pre-war condos and coops with a couple of modern places.  But every once in a while, a house I love hits the market.  This weeks featured property is one example.

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next week

Lamposts
This time next week, I'll be having a coffee in Paris.  The thought is mind boggling.

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latest and greatest

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novel novels

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I've read thousands of WWII novels and they never fail to fascinate.  The two latest I enjoyed are War Brides and Flight from Berlin.

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riveting rooms

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Sometimes, all you need is one piece for visual impact.  This entry way, with it's moody gray walls and red, ornate mirror, is a perfect example.    

photo: Morten Holten

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friday favorites

Fall leaves
This week has been insane.  My listing went under contract, I wrote two contracts, attended Realtorfest (I did not learn anything new but saw a few people I enjoy) and today I'm showing million dollar condos.  Holy cow, right?  I like it but I need a nap.

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a necessary evil

Reatlorfest
Today, I'm attending Realtorfest.  I'm not excited.  In fact, I can think of 20 other ways I'd like to spend my day.

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links top to bottom: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

photos via CJDC, Curbed, Eater, DC MUD, DCist, DC MUD

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riveting rooms

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Do you decorate your house for the different seasons?  I don't.  In fact, I barely can muster up the enthusiasm to decorate for Christmas.  Forget about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Easter, the 4th of July, Spring, Summer or Winter.  

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In August, I made a short video in conjunction with Urban Turf.  It went live on Friday. What do you think?

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