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Condo of the Day goes to ‘The Warehouses at Union Row’. Developed by P.N. Hoffman is a contemporary building that is located on the corner of 14th and V Street. This five-story building has 52 condo units that blend the industrial warehouse style with contemporary finishes. Warehouses at Union Row are within walking distance of the U Street metro station.
Large floor to ceiling windows maximizes natural light
Dining area with city views
Interested? For a purchase price of $729,000 is a two bedroom two full bath condo unit measuring 1180 square feet of space. Location: 2125 14th St NW #613 Washington, DC 20009. For more information, please contact CondoDomain.
[Photos from Realtor]]]>
Mount Vernon, NW DC. Do you like beer? DC will have a DC Craft Beer Festival-Spring Seasonal at the Washington Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The price range for tasting a variety of beers are $45-$105. For more information, visit the website to purchase a ticket.
Source: [DC Craft Beer Festival Website]
Southeast DC. Video of Southeast, DC. As I was searching the internet, I came across this nice video – ‘Happy Pharrell Williams/ We Are from Washington, DC’ on YouTube and on the Congress Heights on the Rise Blog. It is definitely a video that will make you smile. Go Southeast DC!
Source: [Congress Heights on the Rise Blog]
Global: IHOP. Do you like pancakes? If so, IHOP is having its National Pancake Day starting Tuesday, March 4, 2014. So if you want to eat some free pancakes, then find a location and time near you to eat some pancakes
Source:[IHOP Pancake Day website]
Gallery Place Chinatown, NW DC. Martin Luther King Library. What is the future for Martin Luther King Jr. Library? The DC Public Library posted an article about what will happen to the library that is located downtown near Gallery Place Chinatown far as its redesign and remodeling
Source: [DC Public Library]
Local Artist Spotlight: Check out this local artist dig. Susan McNelis, also known as, Oh Susannah! is a singer/song writer. Check her website for more information about her.
Video: Imagine That!
Happy Monday! It’s a Snow Day!
[Photo of Tea: Photo Source: Commons Wikimedia]
When you walk into the café, it has a casual feel with small tables, a comfy lounge area, and outlets in case you need to work on a laptop. Also you will see a glass case filled with cupcakes, cakes, custom desserts, pastries, tea cookies, and tarts to choose from.
I was set on choosing a dessert to try but was not sure which one to choose. I spoke with one of the staff members that was there and ask what they would recommend as a dessert. The staff mentioned that most customers like the Orange Mango Cheesecake followed by the Opera. I decided to choose the Opera or L’Opera. The Opera was definitely a French type of cake that consisted of layers of almond that was fused with coffee syrup. The cake also was layered with ganache and coffee buttercream that was covered with a chocolate glazed.
A pairing of a nice espresso or a tea goes well with the Opera. Overall, the dessert was really rich, sweet, and a great presentation design. The price of the cake was $4.99. Below are a few pictures I took of the desserts while I was there.
Besides desserts, the café offer other menu options for its customers including breakfast and lunch. To view their variety of menu option, visit their website.
Name: Pastry Xpo Cafe
Location: 8190 Strawberry Ln
Falls Church, VA 22042
When looking for a home, there are certain things a potential resident might look for. These could include the location, nearby stores and restaurants, public transportation, commuting to work, and many more. When choosing a home what type of amenities are you looking for? I am came across this article from The Fiscal Times that speaks about ten luxury home amenities that are trending up. In the article, they listed the following ten amenities for a home which are:
1. Marble Bath
2. Roof Deck
3. Oversized Windows
6. Floor to Ceiling Windows
7. Ceiling Windows
8. Marble Floors
9. Wine Room
Looking at the list and comparing it to the DC metropolitan area, I noticed that the roof deck, oversized windows, terrace, roof deck, floor to ceiling windows, and a gym are in some part amenities for a condominium building in the DC metro area. Luxury can mean different things to different people. According to Meriam-Webster Dictionary Online, luxury is defined as ‘a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth’. In my opinion, I agree with the term that luxury has to be something extraordinary and unique. These luxury qualities can include: location, abstract/expansive views of the area, unique architecture and design, the history of the community, and elements that encourage interaction such as parks, farmer’s market, and sidewalks for residents and potential residents.
How do you define luxury? What do you think about the ten luxury amenities for a home that is trending up? Share your comments with us.
Hilton Garden Inn is coming to Falls Church, VA. The location will be at the 700 block of West Broad Street which will be next to Burger King. According to Patch in Falls Church, ‘the hotel will have 110 guest rooms, an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and 2,500 square feet of meeting space’. I took the time to take a photo of the side of where Burger King is. On the main street they are still working on it. I will keep you posted on when it has been completed. The sign say that it will be early 2014 for its completion.
If you like doughnuts, there are many doughnut places in the DC metropolitan area. Doughnut shops such as Krispy Crème, Astro Doughnuts, Heller’s Bakery, Poste Modern Brasserie, Dunkin Donuts, and many more offer a variety of doughnuts to choose from. But what is your favorite doughnut?
According to a Thrillist article, there were four tasters who decided to taste a variety of doughnuts at Dunkin Donuts. Each taster was to comment on the experience, the texture, the flavor, and overall profile.
According to the tasters, they listed 15 of the doughnuts but the winner was glazed. Chocolate Glazed followed second place, Bow Tie third place, Boston Kreme fourth place, and Cookie Dough coming in fifth place.
I must say that my favorite doughnut from Dunkin Donuts is Chocolate Glazed. Do you have a favorite Doughnut from Dunkin Donuts or any other doughnut shop in the DC metropolitan area that you would like to share?
[Photo of Dunkin Donuts Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons]]]>
Looking at the street view or the map, this place had to be somewhere close to the Camille’s Sidewalk Café. The architecture of the building seemed to have been updated throughout the years.
Real Time Traffic Report. This feature shows commuters several routing options to take while commuting from home to work. This feature includes various methods of transportation including: bus, car, bicycle, or metrorail as well as an interactive timeline of times and the traffic status bar(showing fast to slow traffic). Using real time traffic will determine the best route to take.
Street View Mode. This is my favorite. The Street View mode will allow you to put in an address of a home that you are interested in Google maps search box. From that address it will render a street view imagery of that location. Pretty neat uh?
Skyscraper is 3D. This took me a little while to understand this one. For example, if you type in the search box of Google maps, ‘The Washington Monument in Washington, DC” and use the Zoom feature; it will show a 3D rendering of the Washington Monument. I thought this was a cool feature as you might want to know some of the landmarks that surround your potential neighborhood purchase.
Event Listings. If you are searching for a venue like Verizon, the event listing will appear as ‘Upcoming Events’.
And let’s not forget DC Condo Domain’s search listings as we can mark this as one of our favorite bookmarks on the iPhone or Android. If you would like more information about purchasing a potential home in the DC metropolitan area, please contact a DC Condo Domain. So which Google map feature do you think you would use in your home search? Tell us what you think in the comments below!
[Photo of Google Map: Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons]