Mid-Century Modern Oasis in the Palisades/Kent

For Sale

First Open- Sunday, May 14 from 1-4pm

5345 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016

Spectacular Mid-Century Modern home on a secluded lane
4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths
Renovated kitchen open to family room with fireplace
Wrap-around porch with views of the lush, green garden
Wall of windows (Click here for more information)

Offered at $1,295,000

Contact Cati Bannier 202-487-7177 or Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894

For a 3-D tour, click here

Cleveland Park Historic Kit Homes Presentation

Preston kit house
Sears “Preston” circa 1923

Historic Kit Houses of Cleveland Park, Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:30 pm

Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St., NW

Join our very own local kit house expert Catarina Bannier for an illustrated talk on early-20th-century kit houses by Sears, Aladdin, Lewis, and other companies. Learn about kit houses in Cleveland Park and how to tell whether your house was built from a kit.

Gather for refreshments at 7:30; the talk will start at 7:45.

Space is limited to 50 people and registration is required. Tickets are free for current Cleveland Park Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. (You may join CPHS on the ticket form here. If you have joined or renewed since October 2014, your membership is current!)

Pleaes join us!

Drug Take Back Day 9/27/14

DEA Drug Take-Back DayOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from Read more

Drain those outdoor spigots!

spigotTemperatures in the DC area are supposed to drop into the low 20’s tonight. In order to avoid burst water pipes, it’s important that you winterize your outdoor water faucets.

First off, disconnect any garden hoses from the outdoor faucet.

Next, turn off the water to the faucet from the inside of the house. Turn clock-wise to shut off.  There will also be a small cap that allows extra water within the pipe to drain. Put a small bucket underneath to capture the water.

Finally, open up the outdoor spigot and drain it of any excess water. When it’s dry, close it up again.

Elephants Close DC Streets!

It’s not often that I get to warn average citizens about elephants.  I’m a little late doing so now, but better late than never, huh?

Subject: Annual Elephant Walk / Street Closures

Traffic Advisory: Annual Elephant Walk

Elephants in DCThe Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of road closures associated with the Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Elephant Walk scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm. The streets will begin closing at 7:30 pm and re-open at 10:00 pm.

The Elephant Walk will proceed from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center.

The walk will form at the New Jersey Avenue and Virginia Avenue, NW (Capitol Power Plant)

The route is as follows:
•North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE
•Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE
•West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE
•North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW
•West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above areas.


2012 Real Estate Statistics- Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC

2012 Wrap up

The table below details real estate activity for 2008-2012 in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC markets. Read below the table for detailed analysis on what it all means…

I’ve been tracking real estate trends in Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Northwest, DC for many years (specifically zip codes 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20015 and Read more

2BR/1FB Cleveland Park Rental… with Parking!

Walkers Paradise!  2-blocks to Cleveland Park Metro.  Wonderful 2-bedroom/1 full bath apartment on a quiet side street in Cleveland Park/Forest Hills. Handsome brick exterior, and 2009 renovated interior.  Parquet flooring, in-unit washer/dryer, and bathed in sunshine.  Eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Located on the 2nd level.  Energy efficient.  Views on 3-sides. Open floor plan.  Friendly condo community.  Parking space included in very reasonable rent of $2,700/month.  Sorry, no pets. Available immediately.

For more information, please give me a call.  Marcie 301-758-4894

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

DEA Take Back Drug DayA few years back, when my grandmother died, we had to clean out her house.  She wasn’t much of a pack rat, so it was surprising to discover an old box of prescriptions dating back to the 1960’s.  Perhaps she had some crafty pharmaceutical plans for her stash of old medicine? Doesn’t exactly fit her profile. I’m guessing she just didn’t know what to do with them.  After all, you can’t (or shouldn’t) flush them down the toilet. And putting them in the trash (I’m told) is a no no.

Fast forward to 2012, and I’m guilty of the same.  I still have old bottles of this and that sitting unused and forlorn in my over crowded linen closet. But I’ve got good news, folks.  Salvation is right around the corner.

Saturday, April 28 is the DEA- Take Back Drug Day.  From 10-2 you can drop off your unused, unwanted, unfinished, & expired medications at the following locations:

Montgomery County Police Department/Bethesda, 7359 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 Read more

3850 Rodman #C231, McLean Gardens


Fabulous, Sunny & Chic

Meticulously maintained 1-Bedroom Condominium.  Renovated kitchen, updated bath, handsome hardwood flooring.  3 exposures and views of the National Cathedral. Low condo fee of $299/month. Steps from community swimming pool.  Easy walk to Cleveland Park, Metro, shopping, and more.

Please call for more information.

Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894


Catarina Bannier 202-487-7177

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2011 Real Estate Statistics- Bethesda/Chevy Chase & DC

2011 Wrap up

On Wednesday of this week I had an opportunity to share some local real estate statistics on the new Washington Post’s Where We Live blog. While it didn’t exactly launch into a vibrant on-line discussion (come on… it’s statistics), it was fun having it out there.

The table below breaks down real estate activity for 2008-2011 in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC markets.  Read below the graph for detailed analysis on what it all means…

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I’ve been selling real estate for 12+ years. I’m always getting asked how the market is doing. The simple answer is that it’s a whole lot better than the rest of the country.  But those in the market always want more detail, and that’s complicated. It’s easier to talk about real estate when there is a distinct swing in the market. I’ve been tracking real estate trends in Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Northwest DC for many years (specifically zip codes 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20015 and 20016) and in 2011 we’ve got a hodge-podge of plusses and minuses, ending the year on a bit of a dull plateau.  Still, given the turmoil in other parts of the US, this is a fine predicament.

  • In 2007 2,153 homes sold with an average price of $918,074
  • In 2008 1,796 homes sold with an average price of $870,833
  • In 2009 1,951 homes sold with an average price of $819,145
  • In 2010 1,978 homes sold with an average price of Read more