All the latest neighborhood and real estate news from Curbed DC...
DC—House Beautiful is giving away nineteen free designer chairs on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. They'll be hiding them in different locations around the city and tweeting clues about their location. The first person to find a chair gets to keep it.
DC—There has been plenty of activity at the upper end of the price bracket. A new most expensive listing hit the market for $16M and one of the previous most expensive houses finally sold for $11M.
UBERWIRE—Fans of the new car-sharing service Uber might be interested in this talk by their on-staff neuroscientist. Yes, that's right. They have a neuroscientist on board to figure out usage patterns. Click over for a five minute (safe for work) video about how population density doesn't help predict demand for cars and what day of the week prostitution peaks.
ARLINGTON—You may qualify for housing assistance even if you are working full-time and aren't getting dinner out of dumpsters. Arlington wants to help younger people find affordable housing and they're hosting a "Housing For Hipsters" event next week.
CURBED—We want to hear from first-time homebuyers. If you have any tips you learned from the home buying process, or things you wish you had known before jumping in, send them in to our tipline. We'd like to post them (anonymously) on our site. We're also running a contest for anyone who has a truly horrendous first-time home buying story. The grand prize winner will get a $2,500 gift card to the home store of their choice. More details here.
HILL EAST—This week's Least Expensive experience took a gander at properties in Hill East (you know, the neighborhood near Capitol Hill).
VIDEO INTERLUDE—There's a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale near Virginia Beach and it has too many of his signature styles to mention here. But the video and photos do justice to the nearly $4M property.