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3 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,500 SQFT

Green Lake Custom Build


Our Green Lake homeowners decided a custom built home was necessary to accommodate their growing family of four. The original tiny single-story house was built in 1905 and was only 650 SQFT and nestled on a small 2,000 SQFT lot. They envisioned a Pacific Northwest Modern floor plan which would maximize the space of small lot and allow their family to continue to enjoy the central location of Green Lake. The new home now features three living levels and a rooftop deck.

“Working with Denizen has been wonderful. They are very knowledgeable and available. They have a good network of skilled subcontractors that complete the tasks not just quickly, but well. They knew what to look for in the plans that might cause issues and what to do to resolve any problems before they even happened …”

…“And the people are just great; Kind and thoughtful. And you don’t get the feeling that they will stop returning your phone calls even though the job is done.”…

“From the first time we met Chris and Laura we knew we wanted Denizen to be our builders. Their wonderful team of professionals brought exceptional experience, skill, customer service and creativity to our project and did an amazing job creating our dream home – on time AND under budget! Our house presented some unique challenges due to its unconventional design and the small lot size and they were with us every step of the way, always offering great advice and troubleshooting issues. Our neighbors who had to listen to construction noise for 9 months actually commented several times to us about how impressed they were with the build team’s professionalism and responsiveness. Besides their expertise, they also brought a positive and warm energy every day to the project. They really understood that building a house is a huge emotional roller-coaster for the homeowners and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and supported. Working with them felt more like a partnership than just hiring someone to do a job. We can’t say enough good things about them, they are the best! We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to build a custom home in the city.”

Green Lake Homeowners
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“We love our Denizen home! …exceeded our expectations…”

“We love our Denizen home! The quality of the craftsmanship, the design, the team and the support all exceeded our expectations.  The few punch list items that we had, the team was extremely responsive, professional and did quality work. I can’t thank the entire team and Denizen more and would highly recommend them for anyone considering working with them.”

Brian W.
Denizen Homeowner

“Outstanding modern Built Green Home”

Our new home is an outstanding modern Built Green home with state of the art features. We love our well-built home and have thoroughly enjoyed living in it. The Denizen team has been super helpful and cooperative. Not only do they educate you about each feature and functionality of your home, but also respond and act promptly if you have any concerns or issues that need attention. Our experience working with them has been absolutely fantastic and positive. Thank you, Denizen!

Anish C.
Denizen Homeowner

“We love our remodeled kitchen … We are looking forward to many years of cooking in our beautiful kitchen.”

“We love our remodeled kitchen. We are foodies who love to cook and entertain. The first remodel of the kitchen, laundry area, and powder room was thirty years ago. Appliances were tired and needed replacing; more storage and counterspace was needed in the laundry room, and wood floors in these areas needed to be refinished or replaced with tile.

Laura of Denizen was able to very quickly note some changes that would make the kitchen area more open and usable. They were ideas we hadn’t even considered: moving the refrigerator, removing a stove/island surround, putting LED lighting under pass-through cabinets, changing one cabinet to a liquor storage unit and using pull out drawers throughout. The Denizen employees and subcontractors were always polite and easy to have in our home. The construction areas were sealed off from the rest of the house which kept dust to a minimum. The quality and expertise of the subcontractors was impressive. Laura’s attention to detail is an asset. She was very willing to let us take the lead on design details such as paint colors, wallpaper designs, tile and granite selection. As with any major remodel, there are ‘bumps in the road’. We were able to work with Laura and Chris Jolley to come to satisfactory conclusions.

We are looking forward to many years of cooking in our beautiful kitchen.”

Becky B.
Denizen Renovation Customer

“The home is fantastic!”

…Before buying, I met with a Denizen Principal, Chris, who explained their Certified Built Green philosophy and construction practices. As a prospective buyer, I appreciated hearing someone so passionate about going above and beyond construction code for many important aspects of the home. As someone living in the home, I’m thankful for this attention to high quality…

Steve A.
Denizen Homeowner

“…the quality of Denizen’s service throughout our first year of living in our home, far surpassed our expectations…”

…We knew the home was constructed and designed well when we decided to purchase it; however, the quality of Denizen’s service throughout our first year of living in our home, far surpassed our expectations.

You and your colleagues were always available to answer any of our seemingly endless questions about the interior and exterior of the house and its various systems and appliances. You immediately responded to all of our emails and phone calls. When we decided to replace the carpet with wood, you quickly gave us an estimate and not only arranged to have the work done, but also arranged to have our furniture moved and re-moved to accommodate the work.

No matter how many times we contacted you, you never made us feel less than important, no matter how trivial the issue or question we had may have been. Clearly, Denizen employees understand the importance of customer service, a quality that is not exactly common nowadays. Even out neighbors remarked on how respectful and courteous the people working on building our home were to them during the construction process…

Maureen B.
Denizen Homeowner

…“We cannot recommend Denizen enough and we are so incredibly happy with the final product – they truly brought our vision to life.”

“My husband and I contacted Denizen after interviewing two other contractors. We were looking for someone to help us with our home remodel that included asbestos remediation, updating the kitchen, updating three bathrooms, installing new windows and flooring throughout our home, updating our HVAC system and painting the interior and exterior of our home (it was a major project). Choosing Denizen to help us through this project was an easy choice – Laura and Chris along with their team are all incredibly organized, communicative, knowledgeable and efficient. We really appreciated their design perspective when choosing fixtures, paint colors and other finishes throughout our home. Their expertise was invaluable to us. The entire process from start to finish was a breeze. We cannot recommend Denizen enough and we are so incredibly happy with the final product – they truly brought our vision to life.”

Alyssa C.
Denizen Renovation Customer

“Extremely comfortable and totally fits our new lifestyle!”

We have been in our new townhome for three months and couldn’t be happier. It is extremely comfortable and totally fits our new lifestyle. Our experience with the Denizen Group has been nothing but positive. Any small problem we have had was quickly, efficiently, and happily resolved. It is nice to know any questions or concerns we have can be answered with just a phone call. Thanks again, it is a pleasure doing business with the Denizen.

Judy B.
Denizen Homeowner

“…so impressed at the quality of the builder as well as the service they provide…”

Denizen has been carefully taking care of my needs and concerns since the purchase stage of this new home. And it makes the whole purchase experience much easier and pleasant. After living in the new home for more than 2 months, I am now so impressed at the quality of the builder as well as the service they provide. Thank you again and glad to make this choice!

Leon C.
Denizen Homeowner

“It is my pleasure to recommend Denizen…”

It is my pleasure to recommend Denizen Development Group for all development/ construction needs. My wife and I recently purchased a home from Denizen and have been very satisfied with our choice. Denizen built the home with quality material, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. They have been prompt with responding to any questions, concerns and all minor adjustments needed at our house.

Brian C.
Denizen Homeowner
Built Green Member
Energy Star Partner
National Association of Home Builders
Equal Housing Opportunity
Built Green Member
Energy Star Partner
National Association of Home Builders
Equal Housing Opportunity