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Curbed DC’s most popular stories of 2017

From Kellyanne Conway’s new home to a “hot” neighborhood, see what this year brought

The year is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. To celebrate all of the real estate and development news that has occurred in 2017, Curbed DC has compiled the best performing posts that readers fell in love with.

The following articles were first published between January 2017 and December 2017. Time-sensitive guides were left off this list.

Have a favorite Curbed DC article that wasn’t included? Let readers know in the comments. For a look at last year’s most popular stories, go to Curbed DC here.


Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Kellyanne Conway confirmed as buyer of $7.7M Massachusetts Avenue Heights home

The Massachusetts Avenue Heights home once owned by former acting Prime Minister of Pakistan and former senior official at the World Bank Mooen A. Qureshi was sold to an anonymous buyer for $7,785,000 in April 2017. One month later, it was revealed that the buyer was none other than Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump.


Photo courtesy of The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel’s rooftop ice skating rink is D.C.’s coolest winter venue

With 360-degree views of the city, this brand new ice skating rink, known as “Top of the Skate,” is a perfect winter destination for those looking to do something fun in the colder weather.


Photo via TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Jackie Kennedy’s childhood home in Virginia lists for $49.5M

This McLean, Virginia, home, known as Merrywood, dates back nearly 100 years with 23,000 square feet and seven acres to spare. The property was once the childhood home of Jackie Kennedy, the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and was later owned by one of the co-founders of AOL, Steve Case.


Rendering via SmithGroup JJR

D.C.'s 10 largest developments under construction right now

Thanks to data compiled by the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP), Curbed DC was able to map the biggest developments in the works, from The Wharf to Capitol Crossing.


Photo via Google Street View

Deanwood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation, says report

By analyzing user data and insights from local agents, Redfin ranked Deanwood as the seventh “hottest” neighborhood in the nation for 2017. With this ranking, the D.C. neighborhood was praised for its access to two Metro stations, large supply of single-family homes, and low prices.


Photo via Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc.

Frank Underwood’s home is on the auction block for $500K

As seen on Netflix’s House of Cards, this Baltimore, Maryland, home went on the market with original pocket doors with etched glass, a three-story light well, and six fireplaces, three of which have original Tennesee marble mantles.