Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OPaL Announces New Project Near Logan Circle: Naylor Court Stables

Naylor Court Stables will revive part of one of DC's rarest and most unique historic districts with three new carriage homes just three blocks from Logan Circle and just steps from the soon to start CityMarket at O.

OPaL plans to build new townhomes designed to seamlessly blend in with the existing carriage homes and stables previously renovated and currently occupied on Naylor Court. The new residences will complement the equestrian architecture the neighborhood is known for.

We consider ourselves stewards of this historic area of DC and look forward to contributing to the revival of the alley. We hope to be an asset to this close-knit neighborhood and place great importance on the historic preservation of the block.

You simply will not find a better location in the city. Just blocks from 14th Street and U Street. The surrounding neighborhood includes the new Convention Center, new retail stores, tons of great eateries. We are still in the planning phase; have received neighborhood support for the project and hope to begin construction within 8-12 months.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

There is Just Something Special About a Front Porch

The model home at Cabin John Crossing becomes more charming everyday. The front porch will look terrific with a couple of rocking chairs and Old Glory proudly hung nearby.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Now All You Have to Worry About is "What's For Dinner?"

Everyday we inch closer and closer to completing our first home at Cabin John Crossing and we could not be more excited or more proud. The expected completion date is July 28, just shy of four months building time. We hope you find the time to visit soon.
Shown above:: Monogram Professional Series 6 Burner Cooktop & Hood

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Every Room Deserves a Little Sparkle from Restoration Hardware

No one does bath fixtures better than Restoration Hardware. That's why the Lugarno series from Restoration Hardware is a standard feature in our master baths and powder rooms at Cabin John Crossing.
Photo above: a master bath in progress, shown white carrara marble & under mount porcelain sink

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Something 'SUBTLE' for the Roof, New Home Nears Completion Along the Potomac

Photographs from the top:: Something 'subtle' for the roof, our Barefoot Contessa kitchen package minus the granite & back splash for now, the great room with custom paint & hand crafted beamed ceiling and finally the stair tower with custom window seat on the landing. Does Cabin John living get any better? We think not.

You really should plan a trip to visit this model home soon. The expected completion date is the last weekend in July. Hope you have time, we're running out of homes to sell.

Monday, July 11, 2011

DC Housing to Lead the Country in Second Half of 2011

From the Washington Business Journal:: "The Washington-area housing market will lead the nation in home price gains in the second half of 2011 as it did in the first six months of the year, according to a new report on home price trends from Clear Capital.

Home prices in the Washington area are forecast to gain 2.8 percent from July to December 2011 in the latest Clear Capital Home Data Index report. Washington’s forecast gain is the highest among the five major markets expected to advance. New York, Orlando, Dallas and San Francisco are also forecast to see home prices increase.

The Washington-area market will be carrying momentum from its performance in the first half of the year. Clear Capital’s report showed that home prices in the Washington market (defined as the Census Bureau’s Metropolitan Statistical Area for D.C., Arlington and Alexandria) rose 4.4 percent from January through June. That gain was tops among the four major markets that advanced in the first half of the year. Other markets that improved were New York, Rochester and Miami.

The strength of the Washington housing market is best seen in comparison with the U.S. as a whole. Clear Capital says home prices nationwide fell 3.2 percent in the first six months of 2011 and are forecast to decline another 2.4 percent in the second half of the year."