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Life on the Summit: 25-year-old develops new multi-residential development in Frisco

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily

There’s a new guy in Frisco and he’s developing an impact in a big little way. Nathan Glassman is but 25 years old and just built his first multi-residential development — and it’s already sold out.

Ridgeview Court, located in the middle of the 200 block of Frisco Street, is a south-facing complex of three single-family homes and a duplex.

With prices topping out a smidgen above $900K, the uniquely designed properties found quick acceptance from buyers who like the style and those rooftop decks. They range in size from 1,641 to 2,473 square feet.

Termed by Nathan as “mountain contemporary,” the largest residence comprises three bedrooms and five baths. It is owned by Jeff and Kari Davis, who moved up from Denver in October with their two boys, Gavin, 4, and Chase, 2. The young couple added a hot tub and gas fireplace atop their new home, their primary residence.

The Davises still have a rental unit at Bear’s Den at Sixth and Granite.

“Nathan has been a pleasure to work with and is a man of his word. He not only has great designs, but his work speaks for itself. He and Raptor Construction made sure everything was perfect for us, right down to the smallest detail,” Jeff offers.

The next in size, another three-bedroom, five-bath home, is owned by Gaylene and Don Bruskotter of Highlands Ranch; it’s their vacation home — for now.

“We’re looking forward to retiring in Summit County,” says Gaylene of the couple’s plans. “Nathan is an extraordinarily talented designer and developer and we feel so blessed to have been able to work with him. Nathan has such vision and did a great job incorporating natural materials and comforts to make it a one-of-a-kind home. We were fortunate enough to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks from the rooftop deck in the comfort of the stone fireplace.”

Lending even more credibility to the residences’ attractiveness is the purchase of a single-family home by longtime real estate broker Kouri Wolf, who sold her large house over in The Reserve. Kouri was the listing agent for Ridgeview Court.

One of the duplexes went to Suzanne Holland, a real estate broker in Colorado Springs. The other side is owned by the Durfees, Michael and Tammis, of Superior.

Nathan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a degree in architecture. Because he has not done his post-graduate internship, he is a “designer.” The name of his firm is Glassman Companies.

His first project was assisting in the redesign and remodel of his parents’ home over at Keystone. The elder Glassmans, Karl and Cathi, live in Carthage, Mo.

“My goal with every design is to create a strong connection to nature by creating spaces that blur the lines between the interior and exterior,” Nathan says. “Good design can play an important role in mending the growing divide between our everyday lives and the natural environment.”

Not only is Nathan busy designing and developing, he is already a family man. He and wife Heather, high school sweethearts, now have a daughter, Ava Marie, 1.

Heather, also a Missouri native, is an administrative assistant at the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Silverthorne. She has a degree in human development and family science with an emphasis in early education from Oklahoma State University.

Nathan is looking for more land to develop. He really likes Frisco.

“I love the community feel of Frisco and think Main Street is a great place for locals and visitors alike. Frisco does a great job investing in events that bring people together while showing off the beauty of the town,” he says.

Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit for 20 years. Email your social info to

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