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

FIFTY THOUSAND is a TON of SAVES - That's so OPaL

I was just informed that OPaL was recognized again on Houzz.com. 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

Monday, August 29, 2016

You Know We Love the Written Word

I just received the marketing copy for Cluss Alley, our new alley project on Capitol Hill. I think you might love the copy as much as I do. Our copywriter really understands OPaL and what we build. Take a look at what she wrote for our web site and the community brochure.

WEB

A rare kind of magic is afoot on Capitol Hill. City homes are somehow devoid of city noise. Every bedroom is a suite. Private, garage parking is a given. A ground floor without dividing walls opens fully to the outdoors. And two breathtaking levels of living warrant countless stares. Just one look is all it takes to become charmed by Cluss Alley by OPaL. With an incomparable location near Barracks Row, Eastern Market and Metro, the best of the city lies at your feet. Yet your doorstep is tucked away behind the row homes of the city for incomparable privacy and prestige. Named for the architect of the Smithsonian Castle, Cluss Alley is a spellbinding masterwork of contemporary design.


BROCHURE

If you could conjure the perfect urban home, this would be it.
A rare kind of magic is afoot on Capitol Hill. City homes are somehow devoid of city noise. Every bedroom is a suite. A private spacious patio is a given. A ground floor without dividing walls opens fully to the outdoors. And two breathtaking levels of living warrant countless stares. Named for the architect of the Smithsonian Castle, Cluss Alley is a spellbinding masterwork of contemporary design.

Incomparable city living in an astounding location.
Just one visit and you’ll be charmed by Cluss Alley’s location. Barracks Row and Eastern Market put the best of city living at your feet. Both a Safeway and Harris Teeter are within a block of your home. The Potomac Avenue Metro is just steps away. And many of the city’s finest restaurants, including Rose’s Luxury, are right around the corner. You may be astounded by how your car disappears into your private garage for weeks at a time!


Found this great photo of an old alley on Capitol Hill to use on the Cluss Alley landing page.