Newton Duplex


The windows were delivered Wednesday to our Newton Spec Duplex!  These are Amerimax 4500 Series windows – an upgraded, steel-reinforced vinyl window with European “Tilt and Turn” functionality.

The framers are putting the finishing touches on the shell before we call for inspection, and then we’ll start installing the windows.  Check back for more updates on progress as we “Dry In” the house and get ready to start making it a home!

– Andre, Project Coordinator

Newton Duplex


Great progress on the Newton Duplex in the last month. The framers have been working their way up through the 3 floors of each side, and we are close to completing the shell.

The next set of work – Roofing, Window Installation, Rough Heating/Cooling, Rough Plumbing, and Rough Electrical – have all been scheduled, and they will “Dry In” the building and while giving the operational “guts” to the systems that will be put in place.

As the work proceeds, we are making final decisions on exterior materials and interior fixtures. So much to do!

We are hoping to use this Duplex as part of a Blog series giving readers a chance to see the intricacies and processes that go into constructing a new home.  Please check back for more info and updates!

– Andre, Project Coordinator


2nd Level Post Tension Slab

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The west half of the second level post tension slab was poured at 2525 Eliot Street Apartments, this week!

Photos were taken from the roof of Eliot Center.


Congratulations to Weins Development and RealArchitecture for being a finalist in the 2016 Denver MAME Awards!  Highlands Sky Lofts is one of five finalists in the Best on the Boards Architectural Design Category.

Highlands Sky Lofts is a two building development with 8 units ranging from 1421 – 1519 square feet. Each loft features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, modern kitchen and roof deck with a view of downtown Denver.  Set to break ground Spring 2017.

Newton Duplex Foundation

RealArchitecture/UnrealConstruction just completed the foundation of their latest Design/Build project.  Each unit of the spec duplex features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, fully finished basement, living room fireplace, 2 wet bars, roof deck and detached garage. One wet bar is located in the secondary family room in the basement and the other is in the loft on the roof level.  The roof decks provide locations for  hot tubs and will have amazing views of downtown Denver and the Rockies. Total square footage for each side, including finished basement, is 3,246.  Exterior and interior finish materials will be a mix of traditional and modern making this a perfect transitional style home to fit any family.  This duplex is located in the heart of the highlands and is walking distance to many shops, restaurants and bars.

Newton is set for completion summer 2017.

Briar Common Brewery + Eatery NOW OPEN


Briar Common Brewery + Eatery Opening featured in Denver Eater &  Westword!

Check it out!

Photo Credit: Jason Foster, Kendall Goodman, Andrea Shaffner-Powell

Briar Common Restaurant + Brewery

2298 Clay St. was originally built in 1890 and has served as a printing shop, bridal store and everything in between. This building needed attention and a lot of TLC to become a space that the residents of Jefferson Park could enjoy.

A restaurant and brewery was the perfect fit for the quickly densifying neighborhood.

We had to take a unique approach in restoring and revamping the existing building – to balance its historic character while giving it new life and purpose. We restored the original brick (both inside and out) and glass storefront, while adding a new second story and roof deck to take advantage of the views of Jefferson Park, downtown, the stadium and the mountains.

Most of the materials used were sourced locally, including antique tin ceiling tiles, barn wood and bowling lanes.

Briar Common Restaurant + Brewery can now call this one-of-a-kind space, home.

Starting September 2016, their initial hours are 4pm-10pm Sunday thru Thursday, 4pm-11pm Friday and Saturday. Weekend brunch will be coming soon.