Neighborhood-guide-shaw-april-13
Shaw is one of those neighborhoods that's been developing for the last ten years. The recession halted most of the construction plans slated for the area.  As cash for building projects started to flow again, construction cranes have sprouted and Shaw has a new look full of restaurants, retail, condos and apartments.

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riveting rooms

Light blue kitchen
I'm always amazed at what new paint and new hardware can do to a kitchen. Look at the before on the One King's Lane blog.  Stunning!

photo via One King's Lane. 

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teaser

Living Room 1
I have a new listing hitting the market next week and here's a little tease.  1 bedroom/1 bath with parking for 350K and it's two blocks from the U St. Metro.  It will be officially listed next Thursday.  Wahoo!

 

 

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latest and greatest

Latest-and-greatest-april-13

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nostalgia


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Monday, I was having a coffee across from the Spanish Embassy on 23rd St, NW. I was killing time until I had to drop off condo documents to a buyer.  This coffee shop is one of my favorite haunts because for a brief moment in my day, I can pretend I'm still living in Spain.  

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hogo

Hogo-round-up
Hogo, the new bar from Tom Brown of The Passenger, is a lively place.  The focus is rum cocktails and the food and chefs revolve each month to showcase chef talent.

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Office-rue

I wish my office looked like this one.  Instead, it's strewn with the paper covered in scribbled notes and has piles of stuff everywhere.  Where I'm neat in all the other rooms of the house, the office is a disaster.  It drives me crazy.  It's time to reorganize and this photo will be excellent inspiration.
photo via Rue.
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‘hood happenings



Hood-happenings-april-13
links top to bottom:  POP, CJDC, Borderstan, Eater

photos top to bottom: glenn zubar, me, borderstan, eater

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make over!

Make-over
It's amazing what reupholstering can achieve.  

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le diplomate

Le diplmoate ex2
Le Diplomate, the first Stephen Starr restaurant in DC, officially opened last week and already, it's a hit.

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Dining-room

Although I love living in a city, sometimes I miss a backyard full of trees.  This dining room, with it's soaring ceilings and lovely view, caught my fancy.  I can imagine lazy Sunday brunches with family and friends with the doors open on a sunny Spring or Fall day.  It's raining again in DC. After a beautiful weekend, it's hard to go back to Spring showers and wet concrete.

photo via Residence Magazine

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new listing!

1133-13th-St-NW-exteriorsmall
1133 13th St, NW #7E

Washington, DC 20005

condo fee $335.64 | yearly taxes $1737

list price: $299,000

Sunny, corner unit that's perfect for an investor or first time home buyer.  Bamboo floors throughout, new windows, view of Mass. Ave. and pets under 25 lbs. allowed.  Short walk to Logan Circle, Whole Foods and 14th St. retail.  95 walk score.  Open House on Sunday 4/14/13 from 1-4pm.  

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