July 27, 2011 15:55 ET

OPaL Plans New Carriage Homes for Shaw Just Steps From Logan Circle

Revitalization Plans for Historic Downtown Neighborhood

LANHAM, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Naylor Court Stables will revive part of one of DC's rarest and most unique historic districts with three new carriage homes on Naylor Court. Known for building unique townhomes and single-family homes from Fells Point in Baltimore City to Alexandria, VA, OPaL announces plans for their first project in the District.

Naylor Court and Blagden Alley make up one of only two remaining H-shaped alleys in the District. Bound by 9th, 10th, M and O Streets, NW, this alley is part of a historic plat that dates from the late 1700s and gained significance as a diverse neighborhood during and after the Civil War. At that time, alley dwellings shared the space with carriage homes, workshops, stables and other buildings.

In partnership with KB Developers, OPaL plans to build three new homes designed to seamlessly blend in with the existing carriage homes and stables previously renovated and currently occupied on Naylor. Designed by noted Seattle architect, Gregory Sparhawk, the new residences will complement the architecture the surrounding neighborhood is known for, while also reflecting the totally unique design OPaL has come to be known for.

"The partnership considers ourselves stewards of this historic area of DC and looks forward to contributing to the revival of the alley," states Sean Ruppert, President of OPaL. "OPaL hopes to be an asset to this close-knit neighborhood and places great importance on the historic preservation of the block."

He goes on to add, "You simply will not find a better location in the city. You can walk to Logan Circle, 14th Street and U Street. The surrounding neighborhood includes the new Convention Center, new retail stores, tons of great eateries plus the new CityMarket on O will be just steps away. This is one of those rare opportunities you would forever regret if you didn't take it immediately."

Still in the research phase of the project, Ruppert anticipates Naylor Court Stables will consist of four attached homes with off street parking.

About OPaL
Based in Lanham, MD, OPaL is a local builder specializing in developing small, well-located, close-in communities. With over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and numerous awards, OPaL's extraordinary vision brings a whole new dimension to the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. The company builds only a handful of new townhomes and single-family homes each year, preferring quality, individuality and location over cookie-cutter appeal. All of the more than 120 homes built by OPaL since its inception are characterized by truly unique architecture, impeccable details and deep thought for the lifestyles of their owners. To learn more, visit

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  • Contact for more information about this release:
    Sean Ruppert