This Was The Most Expensive Home Sold in Georgetown Last Year

2017 is closed, and it can now be said that the most expensive home sold in Georgetown last year is the lovely Italianate home at 3024 Q St.

The home, built around 1887, was sold in May for $6.75 million. It was listed in March for $7.25 million. That’s a fairly healthy return on a house that was last sold in 2001 for just above $2 million.

But it sure does seem worth the money. Just check out the back yard:

There’s also apparently off-street parking for seven cars, which seem excessive.

The indomitable Nancy Taylor Bubes was the selling agent. The lucky new owner is the Lucky Star Trust. Hopefully they’ll fill the house with the pitter patter of little LLCs and Revocable Trusts.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Victoria Pickering.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Get a King Cake Galette¬†inspired by the Epiphany at Laduree.
  • Hey people! We could do a better job salting our sidewalks! The bricks were pretty slippery yesterday.

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1500 block of 30th St.

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Know Your Trees: Ash

Today on Know Your Trees, GM is going to discuss a sad story: the ash tree. Perhaps not as once beloved as the might American elm, nonetheless ash trees were once a common site all up and down the east coast, save for some coastal southern areas. But in the 1980s, the emerald ash borer (a type of beetle) was introduced to America from Asia and it quickly started killing ash trees. In the decades since, the tree has been devastated in America.

To put it in perspective, compare it to the aforementioned American elm. Dutch elm disease took out 200 million trees. The emerald ash borer threatens 7.5 billion ash trees.

GM would give you guidance how to find ash trees, but there literally are none left in Georgetown. There is, however, one corpse of one located behind A Mano at the corner of Wisconsin and Reservoir. It is behind the store:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Victoria Pickering.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Douglas Development buys the building that currently hosts the Cusp store.
  • Georgetown Ministry Center is closed for renovations, but if you see someone who really needs to warm up during the day, Grace Episcopal is open to all for that purpose.
  • Correction from the article from last week: no settlement agreement has been reached for Reverie, and there is a lot of work ahead before one will be met.

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The Georgetown Waterfront Park

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Georgetown Time Machine: Above Key Bridge

Today on Georgetown Time Machine, GM floats you above the Key Bridge looking north. There are actually few changes between then and now, but GM will try to point some out.

The first question is when is this from? The DDOT page from where this came doesn’t say. But it comes from a series that appears to be from the early 1960s. The arrangement of the ramps off the Whitehurst would be consistent with that.

One significant difference from today is the Car Barn. It is a building that has changed dramatically over the years. When it was first built it looked like this: Continue reading

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