In the midst of the historic architecture in downtown Sacramento is a new, urban contemporary community. The Creamery at Alkali Flat is the newest community from BlackPine Communities and emerges on the site of Sacramento’s first residential neighborhood. It is named after Crystal Cream & Butter Co., a California dairy brand that is been in business for over 100 years.
The three-story stacked flats provide a fresh, distinctive look from the existing homes in the area. Each home features an open-plan and designed for living from the front to the back of the house. BlackPine Communities chose Milgard® vinyl windows with painted frames to enhance the contemporary look of the homes and bring in the views. The windows are tall, horizontal combinations, positioned to let in as much natural light as possible to the interior. “I’ve been using Milgard for many years,” said Mike Paris, president of BlackPine Communities and project lead. “I’m happy with the service and the product, particularly the Full Lifetime Warranty behind it.”
In addition to the many windows, indoor-outdoor living is made possible with rooftop patios that offer views of the city. The design, amenities and location of The Creamery is attractive to buyers. “There has been an incredible amount of demand,” said Paris. “We had to control sales after the first week, but we’re planning to reopen in the spring.”
Paris says BlackPine Communities has built a variety of neighborhoods, from Brownstones to Craftsman styles and describes his signature design as “storybook, whimsical.”