Friday, November 5, 2021

Cabin John Refresh for Our Neighbor

We have several renovations coming up in our very own Cabin John, MD.  From garage additions to full interior renovations to this super charming addition and interior renovation. I am thrilled with the exterior design of this kitchen and den addition to our neighbors home. Hope they chose option #1, but they would both be terrific additions to our hood.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Elevator Townhomes on Capitol Hill - Steps to Eastern Market


DC's Most Affordable Elevator Homes
Just About Sold Out.

Priced at $1,485,000
2 or 3 Bedrooms + 2 Dens + 2 Terraces + Parking
Walker's Paradise - Steps to 3 Grocers & Eastern Market

Monday, September 20, 2021

Naylor Court Stables Revisited


While looking for something else, I stumbled across this photo of Naylor Court Stables in Shaw, DC. One of our most recognized projects, winning DC Home of the Year 2013 and also National Project of the Year. Hard to believe we never used this photo before, it's just a wonderful image with the blue skies. I had completely forgotten I hired a drone for this photo because none of our other photographs showed the 4th level and terraces. What a great find on a September Monday!

Kind of fitting now that we are rebuilding the single level garage shown to the left in this image...soon it will be a detached, two level home.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Over the Moon for this Bethesda Renovation

After OPaL (front elevation)

Before OPaL (front elevation)

Before OPaL (rear elevation)

After OPaL (rear elevation)

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Two National Awards in One Night for OPaL!

Once again our incredible team of trades, contractors, clients and partners have help deliver two more national awards for OPaL's work in the National Capitol Region. We could not be more proud of everyone's efforts to achieve this recognition on a national level. The Gold Nugget Awards were presented last week in San Francisco. Over 600 entries from around the world were whittled down to a handful for finalist in each category.
OPaL was a national finalist in two categories and by the end of the night we had won both:: National Home Renovation and National Custom Home under 4,000 Square Feet. You can see the other finalists below in each category.  

We are completely honored to bring home national attention to the work we do in our hometown.


Our Personal Favorite. OPaL's major renovation in Cleveland Park, DC.
Now the home to a wonderful mom and her son. They were thrilled their home is a Winner!


Our personal favorite. With just about the best clients a builder could ask for.
Dupont Circle, DC

Friday, June 4, 2021

A Quick Kitchen Renovation in Cabin John!

One of our neighbors reached out a few months ago asking for us to help them with a kitchen renovation. However, they had a limited time frame as family would be joining them for the summer. In just a few months OPaL turned a vintage 1997 white on white kitchen into this sleek, modern, completely 'on-trend' kitchen. Complete with dark navy cabinets, modern ceramic flooring, oversized subway tile, a complete Thermador appliance package, custom built-in banquet seating and even floating shelves.  Even with covid delays still holding up their new fridge and microwave, the place looks great. We kept their old fridge and microwave, just incase.

This kitchen looks FAB. BU. LOUS; was done on a budget and is nearly complete in record time. That's So OPaL. That's Great Clients.

Nearly completed. Covid delays have left us missing a fridge and microwave. 

Look at that cute banquet by the windows.

Nearly complete, but looking great!