Monday, August 29, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tonight is our first ANC meeting for approval of the architecture at Naylor Court Stables, our new project near Logan Circle. We also hope to have the number of homes and site plan with detached carriage homes approved. The project has received tentative approval from the city and from Historic Review and overwhelming community support. Wish us luck!
From our favorite DC blog URBANTURF:: "In 2003, Jeff Speck moved to DC to become design director at the National Endowment for the Arts, and almost immediately began looking for an empty lot to build the flatiron-style home that he had been thinking about for some time. After an extensive search, Speck found what he wanted — a north-pointing arrow at the tip of the original L’Enfant plan for the city." Jeff located the perfect lot at the corner of Florida Ave. and 10th Street, NW in the heart of Shaw just off boisterous U Street.
"I believe that it is possible to insert a modernist building into a traditional neighborhood in a way that contributes to the existing architectural stock,” Speck said. “My ultimate goal was to create a piece of art, without in any way compromising the practicality of the home, and I am proudest of the fact that it lives as well as any vertical urban row house.”
We agree! The exterior of the home draws your attention each time you pass by and now we don't have to wonder what the interior looks like any more. Plus the home is for sale and you can own it for just $1,195,000.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
OPaL has not only inspired Martha Stewart to renovate her guest cottage (see post from August 9th) we might also have had something to do with CityMarket at O getting under way. Within days of announcing our work on The Stables, OPaL's clever new homes off O Street, Roadside Development announced plans to close the current Giant grocery store on September 8th. The ensuing demolition will make way for the $260 million project including a new grocer, over 600 residential units plus 87,000 square of retail which includes the new Giant. All this just steps from Naylor Court.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Just thought you might like to see Greg's (our architect) initial thoughts on architecture for Cabin John Crossing. He provided us with three concepts to choose from: Railroad Prairie, Updated Farm Home and Coastal Hamptons. Needless to say we thought the Updated Farm Home with colorful elevations would be perfect for Cabin John, MD. Hope you agree!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Clara Barton model home was completed this week and now open to the public. We are just about sold out with pricing from $1,750,000. Time is truly of the essence in this case. With the Potomac River nearby, the C&O Towpath at your door and the Wild Tomato Bistro just steps away there is little reason to leave Cabin John Crossing off your To-Do list. Stop by soon, before they are all gone.