Category: Sutter Brownstones

Sutter Brownstones

The Art of Infill

By Boyce Thompson
Builder Magazine

Mollie Nelson breathes a sigh of relief as she closes the door to the last home to sell in the 32-unit Sutter Brownstones project in downtown Sacramento, Calif.  When the home officially closes later in the day, it will make the end of a two-an-a-half year odyssey. “That will be the last tour I ever give [for Sutter],” says the director of sales and marketing for LoftWorks.

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Real Estate Projects 2008 Best New Infill Project – Sutter Brownstones

By Robert Celaschi
Sacramento Business Journal

The easy way out would have been an apartment building.

LoftWorks LLC had been hired to replace 32 homes that were wiped out by the expansion of Sutter Medical Center in midtown Sacramento. The site measured only 30,000 square feet — less than an acre.

But the surrounding neighborhood was mostly single-family homes, and LoftWorks wanted its Sutter Brownstones infill project to continue that tradition. After three successful rental loft projects, the partnership decided to build for-sale housing.

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Urb Appeal

By Leigh Grogan
The Sacramento Bee

Urb AppealThe new brownstones, lofts, townhomes and condos bring big city design to Sacramento’s urban core.

Looking at the details of the new Sutter Brownstones, you could see yourself in Brooklyn.

But step back, and your sights are set on midtown Sacramento.

It’s where suburbanites become urbanites. Trading cars for bikes, walking for a jug of milk.

And midtown is where Sacramento’s LoftWorks design group’s newest urban-living experience has taken shape.

But, as partner Glenn Sorensen says, “You could pick up these brownstones and put them down in any urban city.”

Home is N Street (between 26th and 27th streets), tucked into 30,000 square feet of space – four rows with 28 homes and two shared courtyards, plus parking.

Indeed, the Sutter Brownstones demonstrate how smart, aesthetic housing can work in a clearly defined historical section of Sacramento.

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New midtown brownstones luring lookers – and buyers

by Bob Shallit
Sacramento Bee

Sutter BrownstonesLots of people are kicking the tires at midtown’s newest housing complex.

“More than 100 people a week are stopping by,” says Mollie Nelson, chief marketer for Sutter Brownstones, a 28-home complex on the 2600 block of N Street.

But how about sales?

“Fantastic, especially in this market,” she says. Six have been sold – with city manager Ray Kerridge and Lionakis Beaumont architect Bruce Starkweather among the buyers – since the brick-covered row houses became available three weeks ago.

The homes – in four models, ranging from $370,000 to $590,000 – have some cool elements: high-end appliances, slate and hardwood floors, matte granite counters and massive upstairs windows.

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