OPAL’s proposal to move the famous Edith Macefield “Up House” from Ballard to Orcas has been accepted by the current owners. We are thrilled by this opportunity to help perpetuate Edith Macefield’s legacy and to create another permanently affordable home for the island. Now, we have to raise the funds and move the house. To […]
March 2014 – OPAL Community Land Trust maintains a Small Works Roster for projects up to $300,000 in value, such as construction, renovation, remodeling, alteration, repair or improvements of real property. Companies that have previously submitted applications and have been listed on the Small Works Roster should submit a new application to update the information in […]
April 2014 – OPAL moved two houses–one from Poulsbo, WA and the other from along the shore of the Duwamish River in Seattle. The Poulsbo house was moved to Seaview Street, and the Duwamish house to Mountain View. These houses will be renovated and then sold at an affordable price to island families.
September 2013 – On September 26, OPAL moved a house from Belfair, WA to Seaview Street. The two-bedroom house is situated on property acquired earlier in the year. This is the first house moved by OPAL from an off-island location.
April 2013 – On April 11, OPAL moved a 2-bedroom house from its location on Main Street, just east of Washington Federal Bank, to Oberon Lane. In recent years the building served as a vacation rental, an attorney’s office, a hot tub sales store and as the home of Shearwater Kayaks. In its new location, […]
March 2013 – On March 21, OPAL moved a house from Buck Mountain to Mountain View. Partnering with Nickels Bros., OPAL moved a 960 square foot home from Parker Reef Road, near the base of Buck Mountain, to a lot acquired by OPAL through donation. The house is the fourth building that OPAL has moved […]
November 2012 – Utilizing grant funding from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, OPAL purchased a 1,400 sq. ft. three-bedroom home on Hemlock Street in Eastsound. OPAL will implement modest repairs to the house and offer it for sale at a price of $180,000 early in 2013.
September 2012 – OPAL placed third in national competition for Board Source’s Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards. The application included a narrative and 2–5 minute video.
November 2011 – The latest updates on three houses recently moved to Oberon Meadow in Eastsound: The Baker House, moved to Oberon Meadow in February, is lowered onto its new foundation. The Henigson House, moved to a storage site in August is moved to its new location at Oberon Meadow. The Greer-Solien House departs Obstruction […]
August 11, 2011 – Bob and Phyllis Henigson donated a 1,000 sq. ft. residence to OPAL and OPAL hired Nickel Bros. House Movers to move the building to Eastsound in the early morning hours of August 11th. The house is pictured squeezing through a very tight spot on Deer Harbor Road. The building, which served […]