In Kalorama, one of the priciest neighborhoods in Northwest Washington, a house at 2121 Leroy Place NW has emerged as the best deal of the week for the buyer, according to Rockville-based multiple listing service MRIS.

The home was listed at $4.2 million and was sold in a private exclusive sale by Jim Bell of Beasley Real Estate for $3.764 million. According to MRIS, the home sold for $435,960 less than the asking price, the largest dollar amount under the list price in the area last week. The buyer’s agent was Mary Ehrgood of Washington Fine Properties.

The agents did not disclose the name of the buyers.

The Federal-style home includes elegant details inside, such as wainscoting, crown moldings, coffered ceilings and a wood-paneled library on the upper level with French doors that open onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. The main level includes a top-of-the-line kitchen with a center island and an adjacent family room, both with French doors leading to a flagstone patio with a built-in grilling area. The master bedroom suite includes a bathroom with a fireplace and a private rooftop terrace.

Free housing expo in Northern Virginia

Looking for affordable housing in Northern Virginia?

AHOME Foundation, Virginia Housing Development Authority (VDHDA) as well as local jurisdictions are sponsoring the 2014 Northern Virginia Housing Expo on March 29.

The free event will showcase both homeownership and rental options and resources. Workshops will offer such advice as improving your credit score and educating yourself to buy or rent.

This year’s expo will be held at Lee High School in Springfield from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are required.

Visit www.NoVaHousingExpo.org for a list of exhibits and workshops.


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New apartments planned for Tysons Corner

The transformation of Tysons Corner with the expansion of Metro includes plans for a more walkable, urban community and has encouraged new proposals for residential development in the Northern Virginia community.

Kettler, a developer and manager of planned communities, apartments, condos and mixed-used projects, has entered into a joint venture with PS Business Parks to develop a luxury mixed-use development at 7915 Jones Branch Rd. in Tysons Corner.

The development requires approval from the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning. So far, plans call for 275 to 400 units, including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Planned amenities include a rooftop pool and terrace, resident lounges, technology centers and entertainment spaces.

The building would help transform the area into a pedestrian-friendly location within walking distance of shops, entertainment and work. A landscaped courtyard will be available for residents and a small public park will be developed with areas for children and dogs and open space. For more information, visit www.Kettler.com.

Appliance upgrade benefits Habitat for Humanity and HomeAid

The Virginia division of Toll Brothers recently donated more than 150 kitchen appliances to HomeAid Northern Virginia, an organization that builds and maintains temporary housing for homeless families and individuals.

Toll Brothers recently updated its model homes and Virginia Design Studio with new appliances and donated the like-new refrigerators, cooktops, wall ovens, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers already in use to HomeAid.

HomeAid plans to distribute the appliances to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore outlets in Northern Virginia, where they will be sold. The sales proceeds will be shared by HomeAid and Habitat for Humanity and will be used to support the development of another housing project for homeless people.

New home builders will donate labor and materials for these projects, which are coordinated by HomeAid.

Panel to discuss future of Mount Vernon Triangle development

A forum is scheduled for Thursday for people living in or near Mount Vernon Triangle who want to learn about or weigh in on future development in the Northwest Washington neighborhood.

The DCBIA (D.C. Building Industry Association) Development Showcase is sponsoring a panel discussion on the neighborhood’s transition beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW.

Panelists include John Kaylor, Jake Stroman and Pete Otteni from Boston Properties; Guy T. Steuart III of Steuart Investment Company;  Turan Duda of Duda Paine Architects; and Claire Schaefer Oleksiak, president of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District.

The event costs $75 to $95. Registration is open to members and non-members of DCBIA. To attend, register here.

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