Friday, September 30, 2011

THIS WEEKEND:: Taste of Bethesda, Crafty Bastards & President Obama, Oh My!


WE JUST LOVE AUTUMN::  At Taste of Bethesda, take to the downtown streets and enjoy samples of the signature dishes from more than 60 of your favorite restaurants: A little Wellington burger from BGR the Burger Joint here, some chili from Hard Times Cafe there. You can make your own delicious combo of four tastings for $5.
PLUS, IF YOUR NOT ATTENDING THE MISS ADAMS MORGAN PAGEANT:: then this ones for you::  Vendors from as far away as Santa Monica, Calif., will have their DIY wares for sale at the Crafty Bastards craft fair in Adams Morgan. It, too, will be a bevy of choices: everything from baby onesies to tote bags to graphic T-shirts.
FOR TEAM OPaL:: as an Human Rights Campaign corporate sponsor we will be dining with President Obama & Mayor Bloomberg at the 2011 HRC National Dinner.  Check back next week for pics.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sean Ruppert & OPaL Release Their Coastal Collection for Village Twins in Chevy Chase



OPaL's new Coastal Collection of homes::
With stone accents, chunky trim, standing seam metal roofs, our signature stair tower on the front plus a wonderful recessed entry......Does Chevy Chase living get any better? We can't imagine how.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Get Your 'Glass' Over to Art Glass Center @ Glen Echo




As we transition into fall this Friday with the autumnal equinox, when day and night are approximately equal in length, we wanted to share the Glen Echo glass art fall/winter class schedule at www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org. Classes start at just $125 and within a few weeks you may just find a new calling or at least bring home new holiday ornaments just in time for the office gift exchange.
Less than a mile from Cabin John Crossing and a short stroll along the bike path is Glen Echo Park and the Clara Barton Historic Mansion, both are sited along the Potomac River & C&O Canal Tow Path.

Monday, September 19, 2011

40 TRUCKS, 1 FOUNDATION, JUST THE BEGINNING.

We know this is the boring part, however, the foundation is the most important step in home building (and not just in the literal way). Today we will have just about 40 concrete trucks making deliveries to Cabin John Crossing, lot 70. In a normal world the foundation for this home would need no more that 4-5 loads of concrete. However, there is an ancient water viaduct under the entrance to our community that precludes the use of trucks over 30,000 lbs. Therefore, we need to use the super small and super cute concrete trucks for delivery.
Within just 12 days the lumber and steel will arrive on site and the real fun begins. Stay tuned.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Naylor Court Stables Receives Preliminary Support from DC's HPRB

Just released on the District's Historic Preservation Review Board's web site was our staff recommendation and preliminary support for the architecture we had designed for Naylor Court Stables. Next up the official Review Board Meeting next Thursday the 22nd. Wish us luck.

The project will consist of a mere three row homes designed to resemble a single structure reminiscent of the nearby, centuries-old stables with a landscaped motor court in the rear. Just across the motor court each residence will own a detached carriage house for off-street parking plus a home office or art studio above. Complete with three bedroom suites, media room and rooftop terrace each home will approach 2800 square feet. Just off Logan Circle, steps from Dupont Circle in the heart of Shaw.....Does city living get any better? We think not.


Visit The Stables on our Web Site

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Hope You Didn't Miss the Cabin John Crab Feast

It was a picture perfect day yesterday for the annual Cabin John Crab & Chicken Feast held along MacArthur Blvd on the grounds of the Clara Barton Center. Everyone looked to be having a great time. Though we missed all the excitement ourselves, Team Cabin John Crossing will surely be in attendance next year!! No one picks a better blue crab than us former Baltimoreans, hon!!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Ms. Susan & Ms. Katina's New Home:: THIS to THAT


THIS muddy, sloppy hole in the ground (shown above), will become THAT handsome MacArthur (shown above). Freshly excavated this week, prior to 5 days of fierce rain from tropical storm Lee, 8008 MacArthur Blvd. is now on its journey to become an inviting shelter from all future storms and a haven for happiness, personal growth and new beginnings.