Sunday, April 16, 2017

NEW UNION GARAGE on Capitol Hill:: Nominated for 3 NATIONAL AWARDS!

Just got the word::OPaL's best selling project since Naylor Court Stables, New Union Garage was nominated for 3 national awards. Fingers and toes crossed. Judging will be the summer with announcements in August. 

But wait there's more! We just listed the final home too. The only private elevator loft in DC with 3 bedrooms, outdoor space and garage parking for $1,695,000. Hope you have time to see this terrific space before it's gone.

Oversized, open concept with quadruple, casement windows overlooking the perfect neighborhood.

Now that's a master bath: Electric Mirror Co lights, floating vanity, jetted tub plus 3 showers heads
 and a private water closet. That's so OPaL.

With whole house music and a southern exposure this bedroom is magical.

Originally built in 1906, the New Union Garage has found a new life on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Just 4 Days Until the Release:: NEW UNION GARAGE Lofts | Capitol Hill

After what seems like an eternity, we have finally gotten to the release of the largest and most luxurious new homes on Capitol Hill:: New Union Garage will not disappoint, as you can tell from yesterday's photo shoot.

Life on a single level with direct elevator service doesn't get much better than this, the Penthouse at New Union Garage. 

A true loft in a city that doesn't really have lofts. That's so OPaL

Friday, March 17, 2017


Thanks to our nearly perfect customer reviews and having ZERO warranty claims for the past several years (2014-2016) we have been honored yet again with the award for Best in Customer Service and Quality Award.  That's so OPaL.

Friday, March 3, 2017

OPaL Heads Back to our Roots in Montgomery County | New Single Family Homes and Elevator Towns in Kensington

OPaL got our start in Montgomery County and I have been waiting for the perfect project to bring us back to where is all began in 2001. The Manors | Kensington will feature a truly walkable lifestyle. Just steps from Metro, movies, eateries and shopping.  Plus we will be building some of the largest and most affordable new homes in Montgomery County.

Single Family homes from $950,000 | Elevator Towns from $795,000

4,200 SF / 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bath

The most affordable elevator (opt) towns in Montgomery County by $400,000!
3,000 SF / 4 Bedrooms / In-law Suite

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Elevator Homes on Capitol Hill | Model Homes Open in a Few Weeks

OPaL's New Union Garage on The Hill. One level living with direct elevator service into each home. Models open March 2017. We are super exited about this one.

Hand painted mural just completed, still smells like paint.


You know I love a great light fixture!

The view all the way to NoMa and Catholic University.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Custom plantation shutters just installed by my buddy who owns Window Wears in DC. This is one super special home. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Most Popular in 2017! That's So OPaL

For the third year in a row OPaL has been named Best of Houzz!  The award for Design is based on the popularity of images across all categories. With 40 million viewers each month, this is incredible recognition.

Below are a few OPaL images we rarely use in marketing these days. However, they are still just wonderful representations of our work. #oldiesbutgoodies

Aspen Ridge stone and beam townhomes.

Cabin John Crossing great room.

Cabin John Crossing dining room. This is one of my all time favorite OPaL images. Gotta love those huge birds on the wall.

Lombard Court / Fells Point stairwell.

Lombard Court / Fells Point loft and roof deck. What a great, urban view.

Aspen Ridge stone and beam townhomes.