The City Market at O may have been the first mixed-use development of its kind (read: gigundo) to grace the streets of Shaw, but my friends, I am here to tell you that the arrival of that leviathan was just the beginning. The Atlantic Plumbing condos, set to deliver in spring of 2015, will have 62 one- and two- bedroom condo units, multiple rooftop terraces, an in-house gym, and a variety of eateries – a complex certainly on par with its nearby competition. Condo pricing begins in the upper 300’s, but skyrockets up to nearly 2 million. (Either that’s going to be one hell of a 2-bedroom, or developers The JBG Cos. and Walton Street Capital LLC are holding out on some of the details.) The building described (and pictured) above will be at 2030 8th St. NW; next to it, at 807 V St. NW, will be 300 luxury rental units, even more retail, and a Landmark Movie Theater. Shaw is going to be pretty much unrecognizable before the decade is out.
Do you know the difference between a Tudor and a Victorian? Do you know whether you live in a bungalow or a shotgun? More importantly, you want to sound like an architectural smarty-pants when walking around town with your friends? Then check out this handy-dandy Guide to Residential Styles from RealtorMag. These detailed illustrations and descriptions will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the country’s most popular residential architectural styles.
DC’s dog-lovers know that there are dog-friendly patios and yappy hours aplenty all over town. And soon, DC’s cat-lovers will have a space to play too! Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Cafe has announced that it will be opening a location in DC in summer 2015. Their website bills the space as a “Cat Shack. Tea House. Bakery. Art Lounge.” All the things I love in one place!
So what the heck is a cat cafe, you ask? It’s basically a coffee shop and cat adoption center rolled into one. Patrons can enjoy tea, coffee, and tasty baked treats while hanging out with friendly felines. The cats will be supplied by the Washington Humane Society, and will all be available for adoption. Not only is this a fun way for folks who can’t have cats of their own at home to get some kitty snuggles in, but I really think this is going to revolutionize the world of cat adoption.
The concept was first popularized in Asia & Europe, and the first American cat cafe opened in Oakland, CA just last month. If those photos are any indication, we cat-lovers have a lot to look forward to.
Are you or someone you know shopping for a home on the Hill? I currently have exclusive pre-MLS access to two homes that are about to go on the market, but have not been listed just yet. If you’d like to get an edge over the rest of the buyer pool and see these homes before they are listed, shoot me an email at AliaJKhan@gmail.com!*
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Every now and then, I like to give my readers a glimpse of what my business looks like on the ground. Here are some photo highlights of the home my buyers closed on yesterday. This property is in the booming H Street/Atlas District neighborhood, and could not be more perfect for this fun-loving, cosmopolitan couple! Take a peek, and give me a shout when you’re ready for me to help you find your fabulous new home!