Two New Alexandria Communities

Celebrity Designer Bobby Berk signs books, lends insight to interiors.

Interior designer and Emmy award-winning TV host, Bobby Berk was in Alexandria for a book signing and reception to celebrate two new townhome communities which he helped design.  

The former star of Netflix collaborated with Tri Pointe Homes, Inc.

 to create Eisenhower Point located in Alexandria’s West End neighborhood and Del Ray Corner at Oakville in Del Ray. His new book, “Right At Home: How Good Design Is Good For The Mind,” contains photos of Tri Pointe homes.

“I wanted to write a book that inspired people to find their own aesthetic, not just mine,” Berk said. “I also wanted to encourage people to design their homes with their mental health in mind and focus on what makes them happy.” 

The 55 guests who attended the reception received not only a copy of Berk’s book, but also got a sneak peek of two models of Eisenhower Pointe.

“[We] wanted to create brand new neighborhoods of luxury townhomes in Alexandria that are uniquely charming homes that feel custom created just for our homebuyers with livability in mind.“  said Gabriela Isip, marketing manager at Tri Pointe Homes DC Metro Division. 

Berk credits Tri Pointe’s business model with interior design success of the homes. 

“They bring us in at the beginning phases when we can work with the architects,” Berk said. “Often townhomes can be quite narrow which makes it difficult to design — not just for me as a designer but for homeowners as well.”

Berk described the townhomes at Eisenhower Pointe as “super wide which allows you to decorate as if it were a single-family detached home.”

During the reception, Burke shared some of his design ideas. 

"I like to democratize design. I like to show people that you don’t have to have a multi-million-dollar budget to live in a great space that feeds your soul. Your home is like your phone charger. It should be charging you up. If you’re not filling it with things that make you happy, you are not getting charged up.”