City Council Chair Mendelson Purchases Hill East Home Across From Watkins School
by Larry Janezich
City Council Chair Philip H. Mendelson purchased a home at 1239 E Street, SE, across from Watkins Elementary School, according to the Washington Post listings of recently sold properties. See here: http://wapo.st/2cPXRac The sales price was $1.1 million, well over the original asking price of $998,000.
According to real estate ads the home has five bedroom and 2.5 baths, and totals 2,700 square feet plus some 800 square feet of unfinished storage space. The former multi-family house was built in 1908 and renovated in 2006 “into a grand and spacious single-family home designed for lavish entertaining and luxurious living.”
The immediate area is virtually exploding with development. There are four condo/apartment projects currently under construction or being planned within a block of 1239 E Street, including Insight Development’s Buchanan School http://bit.ly/2cpmcAn, and “Bowie Site’ http://bit.ly/1TsgfOV, OPaL LLC’s Watkins Alley http://bit.ly/2bYJltK, and SGA Architect’s Capitol Courts micro apartment project http://bit.ly/29buF8j. In addition, the SE Safeway adjacent to the Buchanan School project has solicited bids for redevelopment into a retail and residential mixed use building. http://bit.ly/2ckTfHd.