Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Moving on up, to a delux apartment, in the sky (need to be a child of the 70's to get that reference). OPaL's penthouse at The Obie is a jewel box:: an owner's suite with a wall of glass opening to a Juliet Balcony; a great room with a pitch ceiling and industrial skylight; plus a private roof terrace - which is even better at night. This home is a must see.

An owner's suite, surrounded by no one on all 3 sides.

Wait to you hear the rain on the uber large sky light in this room. When it's not
raining - this full southern facing room is beaming with natural light. Don't
forget your SPF.

Moen's flex faucet, oh-so-cool + stacked, picket, ceramic backsplash. 

It's not an OPaL without a cool trim detail, painted in bright white semi-gloss.

There's a glimpse of the skylight. And all that sunshine.

Floor to ceiling ceramic on every wall + a nifty floor tile.

Sunshade not installed yet, but still a nice space to relax or even work-from-home.


Monday, January 10, 2022

O! But Wait, There's More - Unit A at the Obie

It's a hard choice at The Obie - fan favorite, Unit A, shown below. In shades of navy, white, taupes and grey, this could make a perfect home.

Floating shelf niche; Liebherr fridge and KitchenAid cooktop & hood; 
and don't miss the ceramic picket backsplash. :-)

Southern light, doesn't get better than this in the winter.

Custom millwork detail in the guest bedroom, makes a great WFH space.

Floor to ceiling ceramic - That's So OPaL

Who put the Nats game on that TV in January?!

We spent all this time designing a gourmet kitchen - when there are restaurants right 
across the street, down the block and right around the corner!

Navy blue, grass wallpaper - that's it. Just that.


Sunday, January 2, 2022

The OBIE by OPaL on O! Street - Logan Circle

Please don't judge my non-professional photos; our photographers will be onsite later this week. Until then enjoy our little tour of The Obie condos in Logan Circle / Shaw.

Unit PH - Great Room

Unit B - Owner's Bedroom

Unit PH - Owner's Bedroom

Unit PH - Roof Terrace

Unit A - Owner's Bedroom

Unit B - Great Room

Unit A - Dining Nook

Unit A - Guest Bedroom


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New Model Home @ Watkins Alley | Just 3 Homes Remain | $1,485,000

First of two Work-From-Home spaces.

Main level, unencumbered by walls with 6' tall windows. 

Entire master bedroom level; all by it self. Wow.

Uber modern kitchen.

Second Work-From-Home space.

Top floor guest suite.


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.