616 E lr

One of my client’s is renting his 1 bedroom condo at the Clara Barton in Penn Quarter.  Details below.

616 E St., NW #422
Washington, DC 20004
822 sf
rent | $2350.00
1 bedroom condo with an open floor plan, wide plank floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and an in-unit w/d. Building amenities include 24 hour front desk, business center, movie room, gym, rooftop with gas grills and a pool. Rental parking available. No pets or smokers. 93 walk score.  Minutes to Penn Quarter restaurants/retail, the National Mall and the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro (red, green & yellow lines). Tenant pays for electric, cable internet. Available September 1, 2017. Click here for the virtual tour.
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midcity 18th annual dog days

Don’t forget it’s the MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Sale this weekend.  It’s the 18th year and a great way to support local business. It’s going to be lovely weather this weekend. Go check it out!

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vencie

Tomorrow, I’m hopping a flight to Italy to spend 7 days visiting Venice, Lake Como and Padua. I can’t wait!

We’re spending 2 days in Venice (this will be my view from the Airbnb we’re renting!), then 3 days in Lake Como and 1 day in Padua. I’ve never visited this part of Italy and these places have been on my “to see” list for years.

Any suggestions??

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life via instagram july

Why hello! After a lovely 4th of July at the beach with my family, I’m back in DC and trying to survive the heat.  There’s nothing like showing property in 98 degree heat and humidity.  Uf.

What have you been doing?  Any good vacations coming up?

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2125 14th ext

2125 14th St NW #330

1 bed + den + parking

list price | $609,000

sold price | $605,000

I represented the buyer in the purchase of this condo. I’m pleased to announce we negotiated $4,000 off the original list price.  It’s almost never happens in the DC market and I’m thrilled for my client.

2125 14th st lr

This is the 4th time this year I’ve negotiated money off the list price for my buyers.  Does it mean the market is softening?  A little. I think some sellers have dollar signs in their eyes and they’re pricing too high.  It’s a bit of a correction.

2125 14th kit

On the other hand, the last 3 offers I’ve written had multiple offers. In 2 of those situations, the home had over 8 offers! I know..the market here is nuts!

Contact me if you want to buy or sell.  As you can see, I know the ins and outs of the market and I’d love to help you.

 

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happy 4th of july!!

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I’m spending the holidays with my family at the beach and it’s been wonderful.  It’s hot as hades but frequent bike rides have helped. I hope your 4th was fab!

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master bathroom before after entry

After months of planning and three weeks of construction, the master bathroom renovation is done! I am thrilled with the results and the photos speak for themselves.

before after vanity2

The biggest change was transforming the shower stall into a vanity for my husband.  While it was never a hardship to share one vanity, having two is superb. There are many things I love about the new vanities: there’s a medicine cabinet! Two drawers of storage! My favorite is the One Forty Three light. I love color but kept the finishes neutral. The light is my one pop of color and it makes me smile. One Forty Three made them in a custom size and color but they were still affordable at $175 each.

before after mb vanitiy1

A million times better, right?  The bathroom feels larger and the amount of storage we gained is insane. I *actually* don’t have enough stuff to put in the medicine cabinet, vanity drawers and the tall cabinet near the tub.

before after tub

For the floors, I used a 14″ x 16″ porcelain tile by Storka. For the tub and the vanity alcoves, I used a 1.9″ x 7.8″ matte white subway tile laid vertically.  I can’t find a link for it but it came from Home Depot. I also added 2 overhead 9″ LED lights from ylighting.  The faucets and shower are by Moen, the Eva line.

Next on the agenda is adding art and accessories.

Shout out to Justin Mattice of Mattice Designs for taking my ideas and making them into a reality. He was instrumental in sourcing the tile, cabinets, and vanities. He also really patient with my 8000 questions and concerns.

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DCWise + jcrew invite 2017 700

The annual DC Wise + J. Crew “Shop for a Cause” event is today at the Georgetown J. Crew. Crew Cuts, Men’s and Women’s fashions will be eligible for the 20% discount on $150 or more.  See you tonight!

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mothers day ggI can’t believe Mother’s Day in two weeks! Here’s a few gift ideas for one of the most important ladies in your life.

  1. Lines Coaster Set $36   2. Striped Sun Hat $20 3. Caftan cover up $64 4. Black and White tote $85
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rise

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 Morgan so I popped by the bakery. I grabbed a chocolate croissant and a cherry-ginger scone. I was not disappointed!  Is the croissant light and flakey like a regular croissant?  Nope but it’s pretty close in taste. I ate it in 3.2 seconds.
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The cherry-ginger sconce was also yummy. Out of everything I’ve sampled, I’ve liked the croissant, banana nut muffin and the cinnamon roll the best.  Their bread is also tasty. If you’re gluten free, Rise Bakery should be on your list of places to try in DC.

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DCWise + jcrew invite 2017 700

Please save the DC Wise + J. Crew on May 3rd for our annual “Shop for a Cause” event at the Georgetown J. Crew. 20% off your purchase of $150 or more. The Georgetown J. Crew has Crew Cuts, Men’s and Woman’s fashions. I hope to see you there!

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whole foods ground broken

Exciting news in the ‘hood this week.  Ground has finally been broken on the Whole Foods site.  According to the Urban Turf article about upcoming development in Shaw/U St. Corridor, it’s delivering in 2020.  I’m not looking forward to years of construction noise and dust but YEA!!!!

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