Thursday, December 22, 2016

The NEW UNION GARAGE / One Level Living on the Hill

We have three incredibly cool projects, with almost 50 homes, coming to Capitol Hill over the next two years: Watkins Alley at Potomac Avenue Metro, Cluss Alley at Eastern Market and New Union Garage at Stanton Park.

Without question our homes at New Union Garage will be OPaL's most luxurious homes ever. Just 4 blocks to Union Station and 5 blocks to a new Whole Foods, the location is perfection. Upper-level homes will have elevator service directly into the residences. Private parking and outdoor space make the homes even more special.

Can't wait to share them with everyone in just 60 days!

Opening Day 1906!

Historic entry level with modern addition above.

Our largest homes with over 2000 sf on 1 level.

The facade will include a handmade garage door and hand painted, vintage sign. 

Heavy lifting. The internal steel skeleton ensures a long second generation.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An OPaL Home is Rarely in 4th Place But We'll Take It This Time

OPaL's very own Turreted End Home at Pittman's Chapel made DC.Curbed's Top 10 Listings Just Under $1 Million. This home is one of our very best to date. Open this weekend 12-4.

Does a modern home office get any better than this?

Make your own history with this house.

1905 on the outside. 2017 on this inside.

Original brick work.

Wide open interior living spaces.

The perfect breakfast nook.

No one does a better staircase than OPaL.

Monday, November 7, 2016

All Things Kitchen by OPaL

Just posted a ton of OPaL kitchen photos on our Houzz page. Take the tour!

Here is just a sample.....

Rehoboth Beach Custom Home

Morton Street Mews, Washington, DC

Cabin John Crossing, Cabin John, MD

Naylor Court Stables, Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This is How to OPaL

Yep, OPaL can be a verb and even an adjective when describing our homes. Most people will tell you our homes have a feeling of joy in them or that our homes have an intangible energy about them. I agree! 

Let my kids, Maddie and Paddy, show you how they 'OPaL' in their OPaL home. 

Sunroom action shot.

Dad's little lady, Maddie.

Sometimes I take the batteries out of those things just for a moment of quiet. :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I was just informed that OPaL was recognized again on This time for our HUGE number of saves. Seems people from around the world like what OPaL is doing right here in our Nation's Capital. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pittman's Chapel - Voted Best Conversion and Best Boutique Project 2016

We were honored and quite honestly shocked to win so many awards at last week's Great American Living Awards that were held at the Hilton Tysons Corner. Sponsored by the NVBIA and MBA our homes were up against the best new homes in the Mid-Atlantic Market. 

OPaL was singled out for our marketing, architecture and interior design in eight categories. Thanks to GPS Designs for our architecture, P Four for our interior design and Lyons & Sucher Advertising for the branding and marketing of Morton Street Mews and Pittman's Chapel.

Just a few of my new home buddies!

A little bling, but we don't have any room in our trophy case. Not a bad problem to have.

Pittman's Chapel - Best Conversion and Best Boutique Project.

OPaL - Best Interior Design

OPaL - Best Interior Design

Best Overall Custom Home - Rehoboth Beach House - Two Time Winner!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016