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Jack Nicklaus Puts His Name On A New Development; New Condos In Mt. Vernon Square; Inside Embassies

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The $32 million house in Annapolis owned by CEO of Phillips Seafood.

ANNAPOLIS—The biggest house news of the past week is the house that belongs to the CEO of Phillips Seafood which entered the market at $32M. It was built in the 1920s and at one point served as a monastery for a community of Capuchin monks. It no longer has the dormitory style layout because the Phillips family did a major renovation which is somewhere between jaw-dropping and eyeball-melting. Click over for picture.

LEESBURG—Golfers and the people who love them will want to start saving their pennies for the not-yet-built homes in this community that has a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course as a part of this collection of mini-nabes. One nabe, Nicklaus Village, will have a home for the private use of Jack Nicklaus so you might run into the guy out there on the links.

DC/ANYWHERE—A local artist has started a company called Stitchtagram that takes your Instagram photos and turns them into pillowcases. There's a sale on now which the pillows cost about $64, plus shipping.

RACKED—Every week we look at what's big in retail and this week we learned that Skechers has to pay Virginia $115,000, there's a fashion event at Bethesda Row all weekend, and more.

BIKE LANES— Some Corcoran graduate students put together this mini-documentary on DC's bike messengers and their rough and tumble attitude required for survival on the job. Click over for about an eight minute slice of life. Cursing comes included.

–Last weekend was the open house for the embassies of the European Union, which made us fight the crowds for a few good pictures of what they look like inside.

—A new boutique condo building is not yet finished, but already three of the eleven condos have gone under contract. We have some interior construction shots and the full price list, but most of them are around $500,000.

INTERNET— The website Honest Buildings compiles information about construction, eco-friendly practices, and major renovations for commercial and public buildings in major cities and they just launched a DC site this week. We spent some time looking around.

TRINIDAD—This week we stopped by Trindad to find the ten least expensive properties and find a few good rentals for less than $1,500 a month.