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Georgetown Gets a New Family Bakery

Gelato has returned to the Georgetown building that housed the original Dolcezza. The newest business in the storefront at 560 Wisconsin Avenue NW is family-owned bakery that sells both savory and sweet pastries alongside smoothies and scoops from Villa Dolce Gelato to combat the heat. La Jolie Bleue opened in July in Dolcezza’s longtime former home, which most recently underwent a [...]

2019-08-16T18:59:01+00:00August 16th, 2019|

A July Pop: Home Prices in National Landing Shoot Up 28%

It is not often that home prices shoot up in the middle of the summer, but with Amazon's impending arrival, nothing is "normal" in the Northern Virginia housing market. The latest report from Bright MLS reveals that both sales and listing prices skyrocketed in July in the zip code that will be home to National [...]

2019-08-16T18:53:46+00:00August 16th, 2019|

Home Sales Prices in D.C. and The Surrounding Area Hit New July Highs

The value of home sales in the District and its environs keeps climbing. Two new real estate reports say in July the median home sales prices for the city and the D.C. metro region were $592,500 and $470,000, respectively. Each figure represents new highs for the busy month. The first report, from the Greater Capital Area Association [...]

2019-08-16T18:52:37+00:00August 16th, 2019|

$350 a Month: The Difference a Year Makes in Interest Rates

The average on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained at 3.6 percent today, the lowest level for these rates in almost three years. "The decline in mortgage rates over the last month is causing a spike in refinancing activity – as homeowners currently have $2 trillion in conventional mortgage loans that are in the money – [...]

2019-08-16T18:51:10+00:00August 16th, 2019|

AIA Exhibit Offers Futuristic Vision for Dupont Underground

Each year, the American Institute of Architects mounts a digital "Emerging Professionals Exhibit." This year, one of those exhibits centers around envisioning an equitable design approach to the Dupont Underground. Dupont Underground is an abandoned trolley tunnel-turned-arts space and performance venue which runs beneath Dupont Circle, having been given a facelift and returned to use over [...]

2019-08-10T04:07:50+00:00August 10th, 2019|

Dumbarton Oaks To Get New Greenhouses

The historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown will receive greenhouse improvements meant to boost the campus’s sustainability, accessibility, and programming, the institution announced Wednesday. The project, to be led by New York-based Selldorf Architects, will entail the construction of a new greenhouse and the renovation of an existing greenhouse. “The new greenhouse will benefit from solar panels, improved irrigation, [...]

2019-08-10T04:06:26+00:00August 10th, 2019|

7 Fun Food Events Around D.C. This Weekend

Channel your inner Child on Friday at noon when the National Museum of American History hosts a free cooking demonstration featuring some of the Julia Child’s favorites, like French onion soup and crêpes suzette. Then, walk off the extra calories by browsing the museum’s exhibit on Child’s Cambridge, Massachusetts kitchen. Registration is available here. Sticky Rice Stop by Sticky Rice on Friday , when [...]

2019-08-10T04:05:16+00:00August 10th, 2019|

Things to Do in DC This Weekend (August 1-4): International Beer Day, Arcade Games at the SAAM, and the Asian American Literature Fest

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1  PUBLIC ART Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park in Rosslyn aligns with the sun every August 1st at 9:32 AM—coinciding with the anniversary of Rosslyn’s Founding—and the spherical structure casts fascinating shadows. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Dark Star Park and the celebration includes a world premiere piece performed by Janel and Anthony on site [...]

2019-08-03T00:57:34+00:00August 3rd, 2019|

A Dupont Circle Mansion, A President’s Niece and a $500,000 Premium

While six-figure premiums for homes in DC aren't necessarily a rarity, they still occasionally surprise us. This week, a six-bedroom historic property at 1716 New Hampshire Avenue NW (map) closed for a half-million dollars above the original asking price. Listing agents Meredith Margolis and Jennifer Touchette of The P&rtners and Mark McFadden of McFadden Partners priced the house conservatively at $2.75 [...]

2019-08-03T00:46:45+00:00August 3rd, 2019|

Design Ideas For Three-Mile Palisades Trolley Trail

Next Tuesday, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its second public meeting on the Palisades Trolley Trail project, a roughly three-mile planned trail for cyclists and pedestrians along the Potomac River. The meeting will feature “focus group discussions on preliminary findings and design ideas for the trail, including rehabilitation of the Foundry Trestle Bridge,” DDOT [...]

2019-07-20T02:06:59+00:00July 20th, 2019|