October 07, 2011 13:36 ET

OPaL, LLC, Plans New Homes in North Chevy Chase Village

Sean Ruppert Brings OPaL's Coastal Collection of Homes to Chevy Chase

LANHAM, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 7, 2011) - Along the serene, elegant tree-lined streets of the Village of North Chevy Chase, little has changed over the past fifty years. So homebuyers seeking new construction have no options in what is certainly one of the region's most desirable neighborhoods. Until now.

OPaL, a local artisanal homebuilder, is set to build a pair homes on a previously developed lot in this in-demand location. Dubbed "The Village Twins," this new home community is everything Chevy Chase is famous for -- and everything homebuyers are looking for in new construction. Inside the beltway and just off Connecticut Avenue, minutes from Rock Creek Park and NIH, few new homes will be better located than Village Twins.

"The one thing homebuyers want, but maybe don't articulate, is a home that feels more like a vacation home. And by that, I mean a home that shifts your mentality as you walk through the door," says Sean Ruppert, President of OPaL. "So that's what we're building here -- two homes from our Coastal Collection where the energy and flow transport you into a more relaxed state, a sanctuary from the everyday."

Designed by OPaL's Seattle-based architect, Gregory Sparhawk from GPS Designs, the Village Twins will feature hardy plank and stone facades, well within keeping of the architectural sensibilities of Chevy Chase, but nonetheless eclipsing most of the residential architecture seen in the DC region when it comes to character and aesthetics. Inside, the floorplans are open and flowing with emphasis placed on warmth and family living, rather than on isolated formal spaces.

"The Village Twins blend the best of both worlds -- a casual, modern flow on the inside, combined with the character, tradition and grace of an upscale coastal façade. It just doesn't get any better than this," says Ruppert.

Veteran builder/developer and owner of OPaL, Sean Ruppert works with a team of the region's finest artisans and craftsmen to build homes that surpass local standards. From the home's location and design to construction and finishing, everything is hand selected to meet the standards of custom construction, rather than those of large builders.

Because OPaL builds a small handful of homes at a time, they are not only able to meet those higher standards, but they are also able to find extraordinary locations in which to build. Their recent, sold-out Cabin John Crossing community is an example of the quality and sensitivity OPaL offers to the communities it joins. The Village Twins stand to do the same for the Village of North Chevy Chase and are expected to be priced from $1.5 million.

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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