Historic El Jebel Shrine Renovated into High-end Condos
DENVER – The renovation and redevelopment of the historic El Jebel Shrine, located on the Willis Case Golf Course in Denver’s Berkeley Neighborhood, is complete and reopens this month as a luxury condominium building, called Mirador. The $12 million project, which was completed by Confluence Companies features 24 residences, 16 of which have already been sold. As part of the renovation effort, the exterior of the classic, 55,000-square-foot building was preserved and restored.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening for the newly renovated building is scheduled for today, Thursday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m.
“This is a grand building, with great ‘bones’ built with a very high level of craftsmanship. It will provide a unique and special place for people to call home,” said Tim Walsh, founder and CEO of Confluence Companies, which has completed 16 residential multi-family projects in the Denver Metro Area since 2010 with more than 1850 total units, and has eight other projects under development or currently under construction. “The fact that the building is located in the heart of Willis Case Golf Course and walking distance to Tennyson Street’s shops and restaurants, adds to the overall ambiance and surroundings. We have strong interest from potential buyers for the remaining units, and we can’t wait to present to them the finished product.”
“Historic structures that have gone unused provide tremendous opportunities for unique renovation and design,” said Dan Craine of Craine Architecture, a firm that specializes in residential, mixed-use and historic renovations. “The interior spaces of the former El Jebel Shrine provided for fantastic floor plans and high ceilings, with the top floors ideally suited for large decks that have stunning views of the Rockies. It is truly a structure that will provide residents with one of the most unique places to call home in all of Denver.”
The 24 condo units are being sold by Laura Wnorowski of Clear Creek Real Estate. The residences have high-end custom finishes with KitchenAid appliances and no two units are alike and the building is also energy efficient (the developers plan to achieve a LEED Silver certification) with rooftop PV Solar and features a heated indoor parking garage, storage units, pet and gear washroom, fitness center, and club room for the residents to enjoy.
About the El Jebel Shrine
In 1930, the Shriners, with their members reaching over 5,000, moved to a new El Jebel temple at 50th and Vrain Streets. The new Shrine was designed by William N. Bowman and T. Robert Wieger, and built next to the defaulting Rocky Mountain Country Club. The Shriners ran the golf course until 1936, when they were forced to sell the golf course to the City of Denver in the midst of the Great Depression. They managed to remain in the building, and host countless Shriner’s events. The building was also rented out for events throughout the year, including weddings, holiday parties, and celebrations of all types within its lavishly decorated ballroom.
Images courtesy of Confluence Companies.