Friday, March 17, 2017


Thanks to our nearly perfect customer reviews and having ZERO warranty claims for the past several years (2014-2016) we have been honored yet again with the award for Best in Customer Service and Quality Award.  That's so OPaL.

Friday, March 3, 2017

OPaL Heads Back to our Roots in Montgomery County | New Single Family Homes and Elevator Towns in Kensington

OPaL got our start in Montgomery County and I have been waiting for the perfect project to bring us back to where is all began in 2001. The Manors | Kensington will feature a truly walkable lifestyle. Just steps from Metro, movies, eateries and shopping.  Plus we will be building some of the largest and most affordable new homes in Montgomery County.

Single Family homes from $950,000 | Elevator Towns from $795,000

4,200 SF / 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bath

The most affordable elevator (opt) towns in Montgomery County by $400,000!
3,000 SF / 4 Bedrooms / In-law Suite

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Elevator Homes on Capitol Hill | Model Homes Open in a Few Weeks

OPaL's New Union Garage on The Hill. One level living with direct elevator service into each home. Models open March 2017. We are super exited about this one.

Hand painted mural just completed, still smells like paint.


You know I love a great light fixture!

The view all the way to NoMa and Catholic University.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Custom plantation shutters just installed by my buddy who owns Window Wears in DC. This is one super special home. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Most Popular in 2017! That's So OPaL

For the third year in a row OPaL has been named Best of Houzz!  The award for Design is based on the popularity of images across all categories. With 40 million viewers each month, this is incredible recognition.

Below are a few OPaL images we rarely use in marketing these days. However, they are still just wonderful representations of our work. #oldiesbutgoodies

Aspen Ridge stone and beam townhomes.

Cabin John Crossing great room.

Cabin John Crossing dining room. This is one of my all time favorite OPaL images. Gotta love those huge birds on the wall.

Lombard Court / Fells Point stairwell.

Lombard Court / Fells Point loft and roof deck. What a great, urban view.

Aspen Ridge stone and beam townhomes.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

200 Homes. 8 National Awards. 35 Regional Wards. And Our Homes Still Amaze Me.

Even after 200 homes and dozens of awards, it's not until I see photos of our homes grouped together that I become honestly amazed and proud and even shocked at how simply incredible OPaL's portfolio of homes has become. 
Check out these drafts of our new urban project and custom home brochure inserts. It's hard to wrap my head around what incredible homes we build. How lucky are we to build them and how lucky are our home owners to live in them? #thatssoOPaL

A draft of our new digital and print Custom Home brochure insert.

A draft of our new digital and print OPaL Urban brochure insert.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The NEW UNION GARAGE / One Level Living on the Hill

We have three incredibly cool projects, with almost 50 homes, coming to Capitol Hill over the next two years: Watkins Alley at Potomac Avenue Metro, Cluss Alley at Eastern Market and New Union Garage at Stanton Park.

Without question our homes at New Union Garage will be OPaL's most luxurious homes ever. Just 4 blocks to Union Station and 5 blocks to a new Whole Foods, the location is perfection. Upper-level homes will have elevator service directly into the residences. Private parking and outdoor space make the homes even more special.

Can't wait to share them with everyone in just 60 days!

Opening Day 1906!

Historic entry level with modern addition above.

Our largest homes with over 2000 sf on 1 level.

The facade will include a handmade garage door and hand painted, vintage sign. 

Heavy lifting. The internal steel skeleton ensures a long second generation.