The largest sale in June (and so far in 2014) was the Washington Club, an Italianate mansion on Dupont Circle. It was briefly used as the Presidential residence in 1927 by President Coolidge when the White House underwent renovations. Designed by Stanford White, it was originally built for Robert Patterson, the editor of the Chicago Tribune in the early 20th century.
It’s one of the last grande dame’s in the city and sadly, it’s slated to become micro unit apartments. I’m particularly heart broken about this development because I was married in Washington Club ballroom.
photos via the MLS, listing courtesy of John Taylor, TTR Realty.
big deal includes closed sales from the previous month, ending on the last day of the month.
My favorite part of the summer is going to the farmer’s market at 14th and U St., NW on Saturday morning. Last week, I bought heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, corn and zucchini. I decided to make this salad after reading the August issue of Bon Appétit. I served it with grilled short ribs with lemon and parsley (recipe not up on epicurious yet but on pg. 65 of August issue). It was delicious! Enjoy.
Corn, Zucchini and Feta Salad
4 ears of corn, husked
4 small zucchini (about a 1.5 lbs), thinly sliced with a mandoline
1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil
1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Cook corn in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright yellow and tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate then cool.
Cut kernels from cobs and place in a large bowl. Add zucchini, basil, parsley, oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top with feta. Serve immediately.
How cute are the new sconces in the guest bedroom! In January I posted about brass sconces and the resurgence of brass accents in the interior design world. Of course I decided to embrace the trend and add a few to my guest bedroom. As you can see from the before and after photos, it’s a great addition. I looked at a million versions but ultimately decided to buy mine from Urban Outfitters. I know, random right? UO has the cutest home stuff and it’s cheap. These sconces cost $34 each. Yep. $34. In person, they look like they cost $150. I love when my ideas become reality and look fantastic!
After months of preparation, I’m excited to announce my new website: www.jenangotti.com. You can search for property, see sold properties (still in the works..I have to add them manually and it takes forever), see reviews from my clients and read my blog. All in one site! I hope you like it as much as I do.
Jen Angotti is the creator of Concrete Jungle DC, a blog about real estate in DC, ideas on how to decorate and design your abode plus a variety of topics she loves: new restaurants and bars, DC happenings, food, and travel. Jen is a licensed realtor in DC and VA.
Rise Bakery, located at 2409 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan, is a gluten-free bakery. This is monumental news in my gluten free world. A couple of months ago, my husband popped by there and grabbed a few things: a bag of bagels, a loaf of bread, a banana nut muffin and a cinnamon roll. They were delicious and I was so exited. Good gluten free bread and pastries are hard to find. I had an appointment today in Adams […]