Sunday, December 13, 2020

You Are My Sunshine. My Only Sunshine.

 An OPaL home where the sun never sets. 1706 Florida Ave NW. Located at the nucleus of DC life, where DuPont Circle, Adams Morgan and U Street unite.



Work From Home never was this perfect.

A master suite located in the tree tops.

A southern kitchen, not in the South.

Updated Richardsonian architecture fits in and stands out at the same time.
That's So OPaL

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Movin On Up. To a Delux Apartment in the Sky.

OUR FINAL PENTHOUSE AT WATKINS ALLEY, JUST LISTED:: $1,015,000

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,050 sf. with sky terrace & incredible Monument views from every room.

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE








If you don't understand the headline, please Google it. It's a 70's sitcom 

reference that will make any of a certain age smile and sing along. 



Wednesday, November 11, 2020

OPaL WINS BEST in CUSTOMER SERVICE and QUALITY 3 YEARS in ROW

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



I Spy With My Little Eye, Something That Beings With the Letter C

Charming. Located at 1706 Florida Ave NW. 
Between U Street & Adams Morgan, you'll find the coolest house.
That's So OPaL







 

Monday, November 2, 2020

FLORIDA. FLORIDA. FLORIDA.

Our home on the very triangular lot at the intersection of Florida and V Streets NW, is almost complete. Several people have reached to see the floor plans, so I thought I would share them here. Our architect was able to effectively provide each level of the home with a separate and distinct use: 3 complete bedroom suites plus an optional media room and not just one but several work-from-home options.



The lower level could be the 3rd bedroom suite or maybe the perfect place to Netflix binge.

At street level, you'll find a charming foyer plus another bedroom suite.

A main level unencumbered by walls with floor to ceiling windows on either side of the home.



The master suite sits in the tree tops and has a flex space for additional closet space.

Wait until you see the city views from the terrace.





 

Friday, October 23, 2020

WATKINS ALLEY || Capitol Hill || Now Selling





CONDOS from the $800'S
COURTYARD TOWNS from $1.1M
ELEVATOR TOWNS from $1.6M


ALL NEW vintage industrial architecture at the Potomac Ave Metro.

 






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Photographers Are Some of My Favorite Artists

Some people think I'm crazy. However, I love having multiple photographers take photos of a home we have completed. Each person will find a new point-of-view or an interesting site line no one else has thought of. Or what happens most often is each photographers use of light is so different the same perspective can take on a totally different feel. I just love the science of a photographers thought process. Below are two images taken by Stacy Goldberg at our newly completed home in Cleveland Park. When comparing these photos by Stacy to the other photographers who shot the home, these have a fresh take on the home. Neither are better than the other, just different. That's So OPaL.


 



Thursday, September 3, 2020

Before & After in a Georgetown Home

Renovations:: Those are So OPaL


 
Love your Hood.
Hate your Home?

What could OPaL do with your house?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

OPaL in ADAMS MORGAN / U STREET Landscape Plans

Jordan Crabtree and his Loch Collective from Annapolis have put together an exemplary landscape plan for our Adams Morgan corner home. This lot is a mere 450 square feet. That's not a lot of space, but they have made magic in this design. A garden of sea grasses, annuals and dogwoods with an irregularly shaped patio will provide the future home owners with an outdoor space bonanza (not to mention a roof deck with insane views of the entire city)!






Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WATKINS ALLEY by Ditto + OPaL in the Washington Post


We spent a few days with the writers from The Post last week for their Buying New section. The article is online now and will appear in print this weekend! So proud of this project and all the work Ditto. had done to make it real.






Sunday, July 12, 2020

OPaL Recognized Nationally AGAIN

Today we were informed OPaL's Little Red Chapel won 3 categories at the Pacific Coast Builders Association Gold Nugget Awards. This is an international design competition. Now in it’s 57th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from  575 entries from around the world.

Winner, Best Adaptive Re-Use
Yes, that's the Woolworth Tower Residences in NYC named a winner in our category! Not too shabby.

Winner, Innovative Housing.

Winner, Best Interior Design

Thursday, June 25, 2020

LITTLE RED CHAPEL by OPaL | Capitol Hill | Unit A

Sometimes, we just sit in this home. Quietly. Thinking. Sometimes in the dining room. Sometimes in the master bedroom or the loft. This home is just about the perfect city home....unique, pretty, unpretentious, well located and just so darn charming.

Those tall, clear-view windows, hand made, with just a hint of stain glass. Impossibly perfect.

Charming. That's it. Just so....Charming.


A master bedroom with 3 exposures and this cute view of D Street.

The front patios are like the front porch you remember from your Grand Mom's house.
Elevated from the sidewalk. Behind a hedge of boxwoods. Just like her house.

You could use this patio for table space or maybe a fountain in the center or an elevated koi pond!

This photo quickly became the most iconic and most famous photo on our Google web search.
You can understand why. It's amazing.