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Three new homes – Naylor Court Stables – Planned for Naylor Court

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm 27 Comments


Photo courtesy of OPaL

First Rogue 24 and now this – alley living continues to kick it up a notch.

From a press release:

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.”


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