October 05, 2010 07:00 ET

New Home Availabilities Create Buzz in Cabin John

Developer OPaL Creates the Perfect Fit for a Neighborhood's Unique Personality

LANHAM, MD--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  In house hunting circles, an available home in Cabin John stirs up excitement. When four become available, however, it is likely to whip up a frenzy. Such will be the case when local developer, OPaL, breaks ground on Cabin John Crossing, an intimate enclave of single-family homes priced from $1.5 million.

"This is by far the best-located project we've ever done," states Sean Ruppert, OPaL's founder. "The area is off the charts in desirability -- the best schools in the country, unrivaled convenience and one of the strongest resale values in the region."

Nestled among the historic Sears bungalows on Macarthur Boulevard and 79th Street, the homes at Cabin John Crossing are described as updated farmhomes. Designed by Seattle-based architect Gregory Sparhawk, they will feature warm, colorful elevations, inviting front porches, standing seam metal roofs and clapboard siding. Among the impeccable features and finishes inside, you'll find open stairwells, window seats and beamed ceilings.

Cabin John Crossing's four new homes represent the first publicly available new construction in the neighborhood in years. Located adjacent to the C&O Canal Towpath and just steps away from the Potomac, the oversized, partially wooded homesites echo the tenor of the surrounding neighborhood, just as the homes themselves nod to the nostalgia of the Cabin John location. With downtown Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Georgetown just minutes away, there's no location more convenient. A quaint shopping center across the street seals the deal with everything from stamps to sushi right at your front doorstep.

"The homes are custom tailored to match the sensibilities of the neighborhood -- upscale, eclectic, quirky. The neighborhood is both affluent and small-town America at the same time. The DC lifestyle just doesn't get any better," says Ruppert.

The homes at Cabin John Crossing will be LEED certified. OPaL is preserving the mature tree line surrounding the property, as well as a number of historic and majestic trees. Sales will be handled by TTR / Sotheby's.

About OPaL
Based in Lanham, MD, OPaL is a local builder specializing in developing small, well-located, close-in communities. With over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and numerous awards, OPaL's extraordinary vision brings a whole new dimension to the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. The company builds only a handful of new townhomes and single-family homes each year, preferring quality, individuality and location over cookie-cutter appeal. All of the more than 120 homes built by OPaL since its inception are characterized by truly unique architecture, impeccable details and deep thought for the lifestyles of their owners. To learn more, visit

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