Just Listed!  Spectacular Spanish Style Home in Observatory Circle

Just Listed! Spectacular Spanish Style Home in Observatory Circle

3600 Massachusetts Avenue NW is newly on the market!  This is a truly elegant Embassy Row house close to the National Cathedral. This is such a happy, gracious home; beautifully constructed and waiting for the next level of refinement.  Share with any of your friends who love to decorate as it is a wonderful opportunity for someone with great taste.  I am so proud of this very special listing.

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Home of the Week: July 6th, 2015

Home of the Week: July 6th, 2015

1515 15th St NW #704
Washington, D.C., 20009

Offered at $1,295,000
1 bed, 1 full bath and 1 half bath

Located on one of the most desirable blocks in the city, the Metropole has set the standard for ultra-modern construction and distinguished style. Located in the heart of Logan circle, this building offers incredible walkability to the flood of new restaurants, shops and boutiques that have sprung up throughout the area. Unit #704 in this building features 1,220 square feet that includes a master bedroom, full and half bath. The bedroom includes custom built-ins and a spacious walk-in closet. The main level includes high ceilings, wood floors and a private balcony.   A new gourmet kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and a separate wine fridge. The main level has incredible natural light that spills in from the large wall-to-ceiling windows.

The second level leads to the expansive, private roof terrace that offers stunning views of the city. This spectacular unit is truly special in that it includes custom garden design by Bell Designs. Garage parking for one car is included as well as membership to VIDA Fitness, Aura Spa and Bang salon.

Call Connie Carter today if you would like to schedule a viewing.

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Beautiful Outdoor Garden

Beautiful Private Rooftop Garden

Stunning Rooftop View of D.C.

Stunning Rooftop View of D.C.

 

Home of the Week: June 29th, 2015

Home of the Week: June 29th, 2015

Living Room of 3850 Calvert St. NW

Living Room of 3850 Calvert St. NW

3850 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C.,  20007

3850 Calvert Street NW is located in Glover Park, two blocks from Wisconsin Avenue.  Situated on a beautiful block, 3850 Calvert Street NW is close to many shops, restaurants and has great walkability.  This terrific Tudor row house is minutes away from DuPont Circle and downtown Georgetown.  At 1,926 square feet, this newly renovated unit includes 4 beds/3 baths, oven range-gas stove, beautiful built-in bookcases and exquisite wood floors.  It also boasts a large, complete in-law suite.  The deck and brick patio is a wonderful addition to this lovely townhouse.  Offered at $849,000, the price, location and overall quality of this townhouse make 3850 Calvert Street NW our home of the week! 

Call Connie Carter today if you would like to schedule a viewing.

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Local DC Collectors Find Perfect Home for Their Art Collection

Local DC Collectors Find Perfect Home for Their Art Collection

In the March 2014 issue of Home and Design, my clients renovated house is featured on the cover. I was their agent for the sale of their waterfront home near Annapolis (see blog post 2011 on highest price paid in Anne Arundel county) Their desire was to come closer into town and find a home that was suitable for their art collection; however this was a challenge with large custom pieces that had been curated in their previous home. They actually went to contract on a home in Bethesda yet quickly realized it was wrong for them, so we got out of that deal, and continued our search. They asked for large $3M+ homes in Kalorama and Georgetown. However I had seen a property for well under $2M on three acres near Potomac that I felt could be the perfect footprint, giving them all the benefits of their previous home without the upkeep they had on the water.

As we looked at a number of homes, I kept sending this modern one story listing, only to be told ” no that really is not for us”. We even got to drive by and walk around, my clients said, the property is lovely but we don’t think we will like the inside. However, a few weeks later they did agree to let me show them the inside, I suggested they speak to Lila Fendrick about the landscaping and helped them locate BOWA after due diligence with other contractors. They saw the potential, loved the price and we quickly went to contract.

On the day of the closing, the husband who had great vision said, “we love this house, but we still can’t imagine what to do with the center room”. And I replied,” Well I always imagined this would be your primary art gallery viewable from all of the other rooms. It will have 2-4 chairs and the Calder mobile hanging from the middle.” It was this Eureka moment that made everyone feel uplifted, and the renovation proceeded with that plan in mind.

Enjoy these stunning photographs as they have done a superb job. I love aspect of my job; thinking creatively out of the box to help you find your sense of place.

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