Saturday, August 23, 2014

Framing Days on Fessenden St. NW

Ever see the Dutch Colonial roof section of a new home make its way down an alley with low hung trees in NW, DC?  Well now you have!

Our custom spec on Fessenden Street in Park View, DC is almost under roof.  


Two fork lifts, a few chains and some patience!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Move Over! Granny's Moving In!

Just read a terrific article in the Post about a couple in Alexandria who put an addition on their home so their mom could move in with them. So I thought I would share how we did the same thing.  Knowing my mom, in the next few years, will need more assistance than she is willing to admit, I had our home designed from scratch to include a 'Granny Suite' over a second garage and connected with an enclosed breezeway. Since the apartment (with full bath, family room, complete kitchen and small balcony) is on the second floor we also roughed-in for a future elevator. So whenever Mom is ready......so are we!


Granny O'Brien this weekend with Paddy Ruppert
Granny's living room.
Granny's little kitchen and breakfast nook looks into our backyard.
Granny's super cute bedroom with pitched ceiling.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

120 Steps to the Boardwalk! Just close enough! Just far enough way!

OPaL's next beach cottage.....

This cute little guy will be located a mere 120 paces from the boardwalk in Rehoboth. Plus it'll be equidistant between all the fun on 'the Avenue' and 'world renowned' Silver Lake and Poodle Beach (wink). Check out the colors we've chosen....Martha (you know who I'm talking about) would be proud, she used the same colors on her home in the Hamptons.  

Does Rehoboth Beach living get any better? Probably not.


Clean lines, metal roof with clear story, sun-room and detached garage.....super cool!

Cedar shake siding, Pennsylvania Stone and Blue Mist trim, windows and shutters! 

Okay well, it's not as fancy as Martha's, but you get the color idea.