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Topping Off: Lakehouse Residences on Sloan’s Lake

DENVER– Construction of the 12-story Lakehousedevelopment — the first in Colorado to pilot and pursue WELL Building Certification — is scheduled to officially top off. Crews are scheduled to pour the 13th level at the beginning of November to conclude construction of the concrete structure.

NAVA Real Estate Development (NAVA), a Colorado-based development company focused on improving communities through quality design and healthy programming, is the developer for the project and the general contractor is G.H. Phipps.

“We commend and congratulate G.H. Phipps and their subcontractors for keeping the project on track,” says Don Larsen, vice president with NAVA. “The team successfully managed a complex design paired with challenging site conditions that included ground water, ground water treatment, a sloped site and multiple building floor elevations to ensure that pour dates were met. NAVA is truly grateful for their dedication to the project.”

Located just steps from the south shore of Sloan’s Lake on the corner of 17th Ave. and Raleigh Street, the new mixed-use community offers 196 condominium and rowhome residences. Condominiums range in size from approximately 704 to 3,357 square feet, with one-, two- and three-bedroom options. Current prices range from the low $500,000s to $3.3 million. The two- and three-bedroom rowhomes range in size from 1,578 square feet to 2,230 square feet and are priced from $880,000 to $1,125,000.

Since breaking ground in May of 2017, the site’s two red cranes have become a beacon in the Denver skyline. The smaller of the cranes was taken down in early October and the second will be removed later this year. To date, the project has placed over 26,000 cubic yards of concrete and 350 tons of reinforcements. With completion scheduled for next year, the development team is working diligently to finish programming the exterior and interior spaces and expects to have a mock-up unit ready for hard hat viewing soon.

“We are now at the point where we are selecting furniture for the common areas, equipment for the fitness lab and even permanent signage and artwork,” states Brian Levitt, who along with his business partner and fellow Denver resident, Trevor Hines, founded NAVA to develop architecturally-significant communities in prime locations that are sensitive to the environment and building occupants. “We’ve partnered with a talented team of experts to help us bring Lakehouse to life and fulfill our promise for a community that is both healthy and beautiful.”

As one of just a few high-rise for-sale residential buildings under construction in Denver, Lakehouse is further differentiated by its unique pursuit of WELL Building Certification. The internationally-recognized performance-based system is the first to focus solely on promoting human health and wellness in the built environment. The WELL Building Standard is based around seven key elements of wellness – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Lakehouse is the first residential project in Colorado to pilot and pursue WELL and has been designed specifically to support these elements. Healthy features include open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural light, improved air quality through a MERV-13 air filtration system, an onsite Urban Farm to encourage heathy eating and even a Creative Workshop to inspire the arts.

Lakehouse is located on the former site of the St. Anthony Hospital in the LEED-certified SLOANS district. The residences are being listed exclusively by Dee Chirafisi, Kevin Garrett and Matt McNeill of Kentwood City Properties.

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