Envisioning Home

Picture Yourself Here: Opens June 25 & 26th

Shoebox. A word often used to describe a small home. It carries a bit of a negative connotation; but does it have to? Some relish in a cozy space and some people want more room to spread out. Some people really "live" in their neighborhood and city and do not need massive square footage while others like to entertain in their home and thus want more space. Organization, small furniture choices and a eye for editing can make a great, spacious place out of much less than 1,000 sq ft. Take away: one person's shoebox is another person's jewel box. Check out the jewel boxes of a all sizes in this week's open house pics. I'll be at the Historic Beau Arts Beauty on Sunday--check out more informatio

Open Sunday, June 26th, 2016: 1115 12th ST NW #404, WDC 20005

Join me Sunday, June 26th from 1-4pm at this historic one-bedroom beau-arts condo. With all new windows, beautiful hardwood floors, and fresh paint this home is ready for its new owner. Location boasts a walk score of 96; transit score of 100 and pets are allowed.

Must see: 1734 P Street NW #47, WDC 20036

Introducing The Avondale Coorporative: 1734 P Street NW #47. Available for the first time in 45 years is Unit 47 in The Avondale. This lovely home features original hardwood floors with inlays, mosaic tile, a balcony, a wood burning fireplace, and exposures on three sides. Parking is available in the building for $75 a month. Boasting the largest floor plan in the building, this three bedroom, one bathroom unit is a must see. Read more about this listing here. Call or email me at anytime to schedule a showing. *Information as of 6/21/16, MRIS listing DC9649441

Picture Yourself Here: Opens June 19th

Lately, I've been discussing the surprise many first-time buyers experience in the variety of options in DC. While it's a fact that we live in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., there are beautiful housing options, for every price point, in neighborhoods across the city. Many urban dwellers do a lot of "living" outside of their house, so massive square footage isn't always a must have. Location, thoughtful details, and great layouts become important considerations. As I went to select my picks for the week, it is evident that inventory continues to be low so if you know someone who has been contemplating a sale, please let me know as I'd love to help in any way I can. Call or emai

9 Summer Improvements

When Summer finally hits, many of us get inspired to get up, get busy, and get our house in order. Here are nine improvements to get your house Summer ready. Thanks Realtor.com for the suggestions! Buy plants you can keep alive. Plants help with curb appeal and also perk up any room in your home. Start with something easy. Ask your local gardener for suggestions. Get your grill in shape. Is there anything better than a burger straight from the grill? Make sure your grill is ready to go--clean it, get the necessary supplies, and invite your friends over. Repair or replace your outdoor furniture. There are lots of great options for outdoor seating--local shops, national chains and even source

Picture Yourself Here: Opens June 12th

Time to start your search? The Spring market is one of the busiest in real estate. The excitement is in the air and the weather encourages people to get out and explore. More varied options are included in this week's picks for Open Houses: An outdoor oasis perfect for a dinner for two or a block party. A corner classic semi-detached row house offering classic Georgetown Charm. An amazing luxury condo dripping in elegance. A bright condo on California with warm wood touches. A handsome Federal turned modern on Harvard Street. Inventory continues to be low so if you know someone who has been contemplating a sale, now is a great time. Call or email me for more details on this week's options or

1735 Willard St NW #4: New Price, $369,000

Location, location, location definitely describes this nicely renovated one bedroom, one bath condo in Dupont. Steps to Lauriol Plaza, Jack Rose, U Street and more. Features include granite touches, stainless appliances, and a building roof deck. Call me to schedule a showing! (202) 798-1288

Just Listed: 1766 T Street NW

Charming picture perfect 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath in the heart of Dupont. This row house is ideally situated for walkability to restaurants, a gym, the Metro and more. The total house has been tastefully and intelligently renovated with beautiful custom built ins, tons of smart storage, cherry floors, a garden oasis with cobblestone patio, 2 car parking, recessed lighting, and gourmet kitchen with new appliances. There's more to see. Call or email me at any time to take a look.

Picture Yourself Here: Opens June 4th & 5th

As June kicks off, I am finding some interesting options for buyers. My picks this week highlight classic details and historical touches coupled with some modern twists. Speaking of modern, I've tossed in a cool new, modern development with unprecedented views of Meridian Hill Park. Six units remain in this development; I've highlighted one below. Call me to hear about the others. Inventory continues to be low so if you know someone who has been contemplating a sale, now is a great time. To get yourself ready to buy, I recommend The New York Times Interactive Buy vs. Rent tool. See how your rent payment stacks up again a mortgage payment. Typically, in the long run, it is less expensive to

A Prefect Summer Salad

Some days, I just crave arugula. Lately, that has been almost every day. Like quinoa, it is one of the easiest things to pair with almost anything, and in turn have a beautiful and yummy dish. This afternoon, I tossed it with pepper coated goat cheese, chicken, English peas, finely chopped walnuts and I mixed it all together with olive oil. Once combined, I tossed in the blueberries---so they wouldn't be crushed in the mixing. It's the perfect summer salad. And yes, everything does taste better when eaten with your sterling silver flatware. And yes, everything does taste better when eaten with your sterling silver flatware.

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