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February 2018

Found 18 blog entries for February 2018.

By Susan Bodiker - February 7, 2018 The living room at 1661 Crescent Place NW. The co-op apartment is on the market for $1.199 million. (photos courtesy HomeVisit)  

According to James M. Goode’s beautifully illustrated and highly informative “Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses” (published by Smithsonian Books), the National Mall isn’t the only place to see – and appreciate – our iconic monuments.

Throughout the city are landmarks of a different kind: grand apartment buildings whose eclectic architecture and features have enriched Washington’s visual texture and vibe for more than a century.

The Georgian Revival at 1661 Crescent Place NW belongs to this select company.

 

Built in

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3506 Springland Lane

Not quite ready for "showtime" call Marjorie for a sneak peek! 240-731-8079

Grand scale 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home sits high among the trees. Large living room with moldings & recessed lighting, formal dining room, open kitchen with walk-in pantry, butlers pantry & large table space, family room with fireplace and library with built-ins. Great for entertaining. Lower level with additional family room plus bedroom and full bath. Low maintenance yard, back & side patios, two car garage plus two more spaces & heated driveway. Phenomenal location convenient to restaurants, shops & between two Metro stations.

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By Kirk Kramer - January 31, 2018  

The proposed Sunrise assisted-living center, shown here from Yuma Street, has drawn concern from nearby residents. (rendering courtesy of Sunrise Senior Living)

Tenleytown resident Judy Chesser has been a vocal opponent of the proposed Sunrise retirement home on Alton Place since the plans were announced in September.

However, she understands why Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church, the owner and occupier of the property for the proposed senior center, is partnering with Sunrise for a new building on the site.

“[The pastor] is looking to finance his church,” Chesser said. “That’s perfectly legitimate. But that doesn’t mean the zoning rules shouldn’t apply. You can’t start bending zoning rules

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By Shawn McFarland -January 30, 2018   

Former Wilson track coach Desmond Dunham was awarded the Girls' Outdoor Track and Field Section 2 Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Association's Coaches Association. (Current file photo)

The National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Association selected 13 Washington, D.C. high school coaches as 2017 State Coaches of the Year.

Woodrow Wilson’s Desmond Dunham was selected as the Girls’ Outdoor Track and Field Section 2 Coach of the Year for Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Dunham also was the Boys’ Track and Field D.C. State Coach of the Year.

“Congratulations to Coach Dunham and all of the other D.C.

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By Susan Bodiker -January 30, 2018 The townhouse at 3611 R. St. NW glows at dusk. The house is currently on the market for $3.295 million. (photo courtesy of HomeVisit)  

Next time you are out and about, pay attention to the rhythm of the street.

Notice how the buildings work together (or not): the harmony of architectural styles, their scale and proportionality.

At first glance, the contemporary townhouse at 3611 R St. NW might seem out of place in the Georgetown/Burleith neighborhood where more traditional homes reside. However, when you look closely, you see that its lines and materials (albeit combined in very modern ways) still respect the aesthetic of this historic district; a jazzy riff within an otherwise classic

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3506 Springland Lane

Not quite ready for "showtime" call Marjorie for a sneak peek! 240-731-8079

Grand scale 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home sits high among the trees. Large living room with moldings & recessed lighting, formal dining room, open kitchen with walk-in pantry, butlers pantry & large table space, family room with fireplace and library with built-ins. Great for entertaining. Lower level with additional family room plus bedroom and full bath. Low maintenance yard, back & side patios, two car garage plus two more spaces & heated driveway. Phenomenal location convenient to restaurants, shops & between two Metro stations.

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  By Kirk Kramer -January 31, 2018 The Chevy Chase Community Center is located at Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/January 2017)  

“Thinking locally” can be a question of scale.

Susan Fox and Jay Thal commented on the proposed Chevy Chase Community Center renovation at micro and macro levels during a recent meeting to discuss the project.

Fox lives next door to the existing building’s parking lot, where the new one will also be located, and does not feel the community center has been a good neighbor. She said the Department of Parks and Recreation has failed to maintain the property properly.

“It’s pathetic,” Fox said at a Jan. 22 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy

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