Thursday, September 25, 2014

Creative Friends are the Best Friends

My buddies at DBM Marketing have created a terrific direct-mail piece for Canal Mews, our new single family homes in the Palisades.  This time next week 3000 residents of Georgetown will find out just how great a new home at Canal Mews would be::
Walk to the grocery store, the best schools in DC, fabulous restaurants and C&O Canal from your brand new home just two miles from Georgetown. DOES DC LIVING GET ANY BETTER?  

Friday, September 12, 2014

'A Hymn Without Words' by Frank Harmon

A few months ago the National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine offered me the opportunity to be a judge for a national architecture competition. Once there I met the other judges, a group of uber successful men and woman from across the country. I was honored to be included. During a lunch break one of my fellow judges told me about a blog she follows regularly called Native Places.  It's written by well known architect, Frank Harmon.  He writes about special places from around the world with a short description of the building or public space and includes a very simple yet beautiful water color that he himself created.

As OPaL nears the start of our renovation of a modest church in DC, I was struck by his post this week about a small chapel in the South and the water color he included with the post.  It's a lovely tribute you might enjoy.

Water color by Frank Harmon, a very special architect.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Canal Mews | Palisades Opens Model Home

After much delay (thanks Pepco) we have landscaped and decorated our first home at Canal Mews in the Palisades.  Can't think of a better place to live, right off the Potomac, just north of Georgetown and mere steps to all the great stuff you love about the Palisades.
Coastal Greystones, a perfect look for eclectic Palisades
Don't you just adore this reading nook on the 3rd level?

Our friends at P Four provided a warm palate of neutral tones, just perfect for the Palisades.