Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Photographers and Architects are My Favorite Artists

Check out the new image of the kitchen at Morton Street Mews by one of my favorite photographers: Maxine Tusa Schnitzer

Seriously, is this the most amazing kitchen you've ever seen in a DC new home?  It's just about perfect.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Can I Quote You?

Let me share some of the nice comments people have said while touring our homes at Morton Street Mews::
  • "Best new homes I've ever seen"
  • "The finishes are outstanding"
  • "Who's the architect? Everything is so thoughtfully done."
  • "Umm, how am I  supposed to go back to my ordinary home after this?"  My personal favorite.
  • "This bathroom is straight out of a Four Seasons Hotel" Well, I actually said this, but it still counts because it's true.

Master Bath with Kohler fixtures, porcelain sinks and a ton of granite and marble! Really is like a room at the Four Seasons.

Hmmm, a master bath with a private water closet and even a linen closet....WOW!

Even the towel bars are handsome!  That's so OPaL

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Our December soft open at Morton Street Mews has been very successful; almost sad to see it end with nearly 300 people having visited our model homes over the past 3 weekends.  However, we are all excited for our Grand Opening on Thursday, January 7th. Stop by from 7-9pm for a glass of wine. Can wait to see everyone and celebrate OPaL's latest project in DC.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Note From A Friend

A very kind note from one of the most successful realtors in DC.  Not only is he a very busy agent he is also the father of three young girls and married the best guy in town.

I wont be putting this blog post on OPaL's Facebook but still wanted to share it more quietly. Jeff is a wonderful guy and exemplary agent. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Step by Step. Inch by Inch. Watkins Alley by OPaL.

Last night the Zoning Commission of Washington, DC unanimously voted to allow our Watkins Alley project to move forward with the PUD process.  Fingers crossed for this once in a lifetime opportunity to develop 44 industrial styled, family-sized homes within a terrific network of alleys on the Hill. 

Two rows of 4 level, 3-4 bedroom townhomes create an interior courtyard.

Eastern Courtyard.

Northern Courtyard and condo building looking into the Eastern Courtyard.

The jewel of our project: a 10' wide, 1 bedroom carriage house.  The perfect alley dwelling in the Hill.

Friday, November 6, 2015

There's plenty to amuse when you live at the Mews.

Loving our Facebook ads for Morton Street Mews.  
The two best Model Homes in DC open in just a few weeks!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Almost Ready to Introduce Morton Street Mews by OPaL

Our super talented ad agency, photographer and copywriter have created brochure material that perfectly tells the story of Morton Street Mews by OPaL. Our new homeowners will be some very lucky people. Can you imagine living in the biggest new homes sold within three zip codes and still just a few blocks from restaurants, bars, two Metros and a future Whole Foods!? Does DC living get any better??  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just Completed | OPaL | Rehoboth Beach | 76 Steps to the Boardwalk

Just a few weeks ago we completed our second home in Rehoboth Beach, DE. With the help of Shawn Evans at P Four and Greg Sparhawk at GPS Designs this home is understated yet so utterly outstanding....just like everything OPaL does.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

OPaL from 450 Miles in Space

Just a few of our projects as seen from space.

Albany Grove & Aspen Ridge | Silver Spring, MD

Cabin John Crossing | Cabin John, MD

Lombard Court | Fells Point, Baltimore

Ravensworth Villas | Annandale, VA

Canal Mews, Pallisades | Washington, DC

Monday, August 17, 2015

Brilliant Blue Sky Over Morton Street Mews. Photoshopped? Nope!

Best looking roof access towers in DC will allow light down into the living spaces.

Roof decks with insane views of the Washington Monument and Nat'l Cathedral.

Building #1 already with mechanical rough-ins started.

Excavation for our second building at Morton Street Mews.  Church renovation soon to follow.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mitro Hood, Our Lifestyle Photographer, Took Some Great Photos for Morton Street Mews. Does DC Living Get Any Better?

Check out the great photos Mitro took for Morton Street Mews.  We will be using the pics in our advertising and in the onsite sales office.

What's cooler than Target at night.  Just 5 blocks from Morton Street Mews

Room 11.

Maple! Looks like they had a successful first date!

Best Pizza in DC, just 1 block from Morton Street Mews.

All of the terrific murals in the neighborhood inspired our ad campaign.

11th Street Dog Park, just 1 block from Morton Street Mews.
Columbia Heights Farmers Market, 5 blocks from our homes on Morton Street.

Apparently, there's plenty of nearby places to grab a bike. :-)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Been Waiting 30 Years To Be Voted MOST POPULAR

OPaL is Most Popular!  I've been waiting since the 80's and my years at Calvert Hall Prep to be most popular.  Who knew it happen in 2015 and on for that matter???  

PS::  Houzz needs to get the word out a little better. I didn't even know we won their Best of Houzz 2015 until I stumbled onto it this weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Framing Days at Morton Street Mews!!

Rear of Sherman Street building. These are HUGE homes.

The lower unit of this end home is a 2 levels with a mezzanine level where you'll find the super sized kitchen and family room. Plus the home comes with garage parking.  Does DC living get any better?

Front elevation of the Sherman Street building. Box and bow bays taking shape.