There’s a new consciousness emerging in America. It’s a philosophy that values quality over quantity. Conservation over consumerism. And compassion over intolerance. It’s not just in the ways we think and act, it’s in the way we want to live.


OPaL is re-envisioning the way homes are built to accommodate the early adopters of this new sensibility. Whenever possible, we build on previously developed land, reducing the impact of growth and preserving open spaces. We find close-in locations to conserve on commuting costs. Include high-efficiency materials and systems in our homes. Use southern-facing light in creative, energy-saving ways. And emphasize casual family spaces and the special touches that warm your home with light and life.


Unlike a large homebuilder, OPaL can design homes based on the values your family holds most dear, rather than focusing solely on mass marketability and shareholder value. We share your passion for making small changes that create a big impact on the world. One day all homes will support more conscious ways of living.


Until then, there’s OPaL.

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5 Reasons

To Renovate

Your Home

with OPaL


Others may build by the hundreds, but OPaL builds by the handfuls. It’s the best way to ensure every home is built under the eye, by the hand and to the specifications of our exacting team of experts. Quantity is for those who measure value on a spreadsheet.


Quality is for those who measure it by a life well lived.


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Capitol Hill, DC

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Newark Street NW

Cleveland Park 

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Florida Ave NW

Adams Morgan, DC

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OPaL Homes About Us


If there's one thing we've learned after numerous awards, $140,000,000 in new home sales and more than twenty years in the industry, it's that every homeowner shares the same aspiration—to wake each day in a home that offers a sense of pride and feelings of satisfaction and comfort with their life. And echo a timeless sense of style that creates a value for generations to come.


Designed by an award-winning architect with roots in the Pacific Northwest, OPaL’s homes reflect a unique perspective for those who value their individuality, respect their environment and seek more meaning in life. They’re homes you yearn to return to each day, savor living in and take pride in waking up in. That’s the difference between living in a commodity and living in a community.


And it’s the difference OPaL is making one home—and one homeowner—at a time in the National Capital Area.




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Named for our faithful canine companions past and present—Oliver, Parker and Lucy—OPaL is the measure of every home we build. It represents comfort, warmth and reliability. It conjures special moments of the day when everyone is home and safe and together. And it summons an innate feeling of security and cushioning from the coarseness of the outside world.


OPaL is that sparkling gem, lit from within, that you see from down the block and can't wait to reach. OPaL is unconditional friendship.

Little Red Chapel