Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ruppert Island in the Potomac. Really?

Check out what my mom, Eileen O'Brien-Ruppert, found while trying to locate Cabin John Crossing in her atlas (she doesn't Google) while sitting in her sun room a few weeks ago.  Just off MacArthur Blvd and a tad south of Cabin John Crossing, right there in the Potomac River:: an island named Ruppert Island.  Curious coincidence or possibly something more?  

Friday, November 18, 2011

That's My Giant....

Just 47 paces from our first project in the District, Naylor Court Stables, the Giant grocery store built in 1980 began its two year journey to become the most state-of-the-art and largest grocer in DC.  Mayor Gray took the first chunk from the facade to cheers from neighbors who have been waiting a long time for CityMarket at O to become a reality. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

We Like Gregory from DC

The Stables were mentioned in today's issue of UrbanTurf, one of our favorite DC real estate blogs.  Here is a comment left by Gregory, a fellow reader::

"Gregory said at 10:40 am on Thursday November 17, 2011:
At 3 beds, 2500+ square feet and 2 car parking......... Love seeing smaller development, larger unit homes in hip neighborhoods…Bravo!"

We agree.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


THE STABLES:: Three oversized rowhomes designed with the neighborhood's equestrian history in mind, each with a private Carriage House for parking. Just off Logan Circle, Walk to Metro, 14th Street & CityMarket at O.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Stables Aren't the Only Cool Thing Happening on O Street

This Friday at 10:00am a bulldozer will begin taking bites out of the old Giant grocery store at 9th and O Streets, NW, making way for CityMarket at O with a new grocer expected to open in October 2013. 
All of this, just steps from our new town homes on Naylor Court.  

Giant Be Gone.

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Friday, November 11, 2011


We were just notified by the National Association of Home Builders:: The Clara Barton model at Cabin John Crossing won a Silver Award for Best Single Family Detached Architecture.  This is our first NATIONAL award for architecture and our first Best in American Living Award (BALA).  We are simply over-the-moon excited for being recognized on a national level.

To quote the NAHB "The Best in American Living Award winners redefine the residential building industry through creativity, innovation and imagination."  The awards will be presented at the International Builders' show in Orlando, FL this February.  Um, team OPaL might be going to see Mickey in a few months.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Stables by OPaL, Floor Plans::

Reminiscent of the homes we built in Fells Point, the Yearling (our horsey friends will appreciate the house name) floor plans for The Stables are just about finalized.  Seriously, how often will someone find a NEW HOME near Logan Circle and all the fun on 14th Street with so much space? Three complete bedroom suites, a full size media room and rooftop terrace. There's even a detached carriage house for the Fiat 500 or Range Rover; it even has additional space for the Vespa or Harley!  We like to cover all the bases.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Homes in Chevy Chase ?!? OPaL's Coastal Homes Coming in 2012

Shown above is the site plan for Village Twins, OPaL's new project just off Connecticut Ave, just inside the Capitol Beltway and only a mile from DC. You know what that means in Chevy Chase:: only the best shopping and dining are just around the corner. Chevy Chase living can't get any better.

Wait until you see the homes.....our new Coastal Collection is just perfect for The Village of North Chevy Chase. Inspired by the homes of Martha's Vineyard and East Hampton, the positive energy of each home will be undeniable. With quintessentially OPaL characteristics such as color elevations, clean lines and a casual floor plan, you are sure to adore them as much as we do.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OPaL Wins Big at Regional GALA Awards for Architecture & Marketing

Just a few days ago our team was honored at the Great American Living Awards in Tyson's Corner. The awards are sponsored by the Northern VA Building Industry Association and they honor the very best in architecture, interior design and marketing of new homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Our competition were some of the largest and wealthiest home building companies in America.

We could have not been recognized without the creativity of the following companies:: GPS Designs of Seattle, WA; One Eighteen Advertising of Los Angeles, CA and P Four Interiors of Lanham, MD. Thanks to everyone.

Check out our press latest press release about the GALA awards.

Small Builder Wins Big at Regional GALA Awards