Thursday, May 14, 2020

Springtime Photos of Unit B at Little Red Chapel

We can't leave out the coolest, most contemporary home we have ever done. This home is so special to us; it has a way of just making you feel better about your day. Truly. And who doesn't need that these days? 

All that glass.

A home as unique as you are.


A guest room for the ages.

A main level where the TV is not the center of attention. It's about time.
In this home, the TV rests in the rec-room below.

A window seat with a view. As it should be.

Wait for that crape myrtle to grow and bloom! You can thank us later.

A master suite you'd expect in the Manhattan Four Seasons!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Springtime Photos of Our Little Red Chapel Unit A

Sometimes, we just sit in this home. Quietly. Thinking. Sometimes in the dining room. Sometimes in the master bedroom or the loft. This home is just about the perfect city home....unique, pretty, unpretentious, well located and just so darn charming.

Those tall, clear-view windows, hand made, with just a hint of stain glass. Impossibly perfect.

Charming. That's it. Just so....Charming.

A master bedroom with 3 exposures and this cute view of D Street.

The front patios are like the front porch you remember from your Grand Mom's house.
Elevated from the sidewalk. Behind a hedge of boxwoods. Just like her house.

You could use this patio for table space or maybe a fountain in the center or an elevated koi pond!

This photo quickly became the most iconic and most famous photo on our Google web search.
You can understand why. It's amazing.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

OPaL in Adams Morgan | Almost Under Roof

The tiny, corner lot everyone tried to talk me about of buying at tax sale, is coming along speedily. Well, only after two years of cleaning up the title from 1950 to 1988  :-). The home we have designed takes advantage of every inch allowed under our lot coverage. Three complete bedroom suites packed into 1,300 sf, a roof terrace with an incredible view of the Washington Monument plus an English garden at street level; located in the nucleus of DC nightlife. Does DC living get any better? 

For Sale this Summer

Actual view from the roof terrace!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

LITTLE RED CHAPEL by OPaL || For Sale on Capitol Hill Summer 2020

In 1900 this little chapel had just 8 congregants. 120 years later we are about to give her a new life purpose as home to two families. That's So OPaL.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

BEST of BETHESDA & OPaL Custom:: Best Builder Custom Homes & Renovations

Our first year being nominated and we won 2 categories of Bethesda Magazine's Best of Bethesda!

Readers’ Pick, Top Vote Getter, Best Builder for Custom Homes 

  Readers’ Pick, TopVoteGetter, Best Builder for Home Renovations 

To celebrate appropriately we had our ad agency design this incredible, full page, double-wide ad for Bethesda Magazine's Best of Issue in January. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Obsessed with this Swarovski Chandelier

As a side note. I am doing a light remodel of the bathrooms in my home. Slowly. Overtime. Last year I did the powder room. This year the master bath. Not a complete overhaul, just a refresh. There is a cool, pitched ceiling over the vanity and tub areas, so I have been thinking of removing the exposed beams (though I normally love an exposed beam, That's So OPaL, but they just don't work in this room).  I thought I could find an affordable, little chandelier to hang from the top of the pitch. Well, I found little, but not cheap. How incredibly beautiful are these chandeliers?

Image from the artist's web page.

The image I saw in Architectural Digest.