The unique approach of central Denver neighborhood developer Milwaukee Development
I recently partnered with a central Denver neighborhood property developer, Milwaukee Homes, and wanted to highlight their approach to development, one that differs from so many fixers and flippers in the city.
They take a designer’s approach to crafting homes — picking only unique properties with inherent charm, often near or across form a park with nice lots, to purchase and update. In short, they focus on crafting A+ real estate from gems that may have lost a little luster.
Milwaukee Development shines in taking these older homes and completely restoring them; when finished, the homes retain their original charm and history. See all four of the projects we’ve worked on together here.
Much of their work centers on the wonderful Washington Park neighborhood, a classic Denver hood and where I do a lot of my business. There, they restore 100-year-old bungalows into functional layouts for 2021 buyers, such as creating more open floor plans, adding mudrooms and increasing natural sunlight.
Restoration, not a flip
115 South Emerson Street, in Wash Park just west of Denver Country Club, is a great example of Milwaukee’s work.
They refreshed the 3,042-square-foot, five-bedroom, 3.5-bath bungalow into an open, bright home.
To get there, they removed an exterior staircase and added stairs inside. They connected the kitchen to the living area, added a main-floor office space and freshened up the fireplace.
In addition, they created a master suite, walk-in closet and a second bathroom upstairs. This was a restoration, not a flip.