Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation meets Creativity

Nassar Development has been preserving materials and structures for over 30 years.  Founder, David Nassar saved and moved his first historic home in 1993.  A beautiful stone farmhouse which remains an architecturally relevant home utilizing “Additive Form” design whereby a modern addition to the historic stone farmhouse creates an architecturally significant structure with one foot in the past and one in the future.  Nassar Development has never lost its passion to “Preserve the Past by Giving it a Future”.

Introducing two current projects honoring this principal:

Johnson Gas Station.  

After World War II, America flourished and the highway system across the nation, more than ever before became a freedom outlet for travel, exploration, beautiful cars and RV’s, and of course the Motor Lodge!  An amazing time in America’s growth and rich culture which continues to evolve today.  Johnson’s Gas Station was such a place that serviced those freedom lovers and travelers.  It was made famous two ways, and ND hopes to be part of a third by creating one of the most interesting “watering holes” in Boulder County for food, drink, outdoor entertainment and creative exploration. The first enduring feature of the gas station is the design and architect.  Eugene Graves was a prominent Architect from Denver who is remembered for his amazing concrete structures.  A revolutionary design at tis time and still significant today.  Complimenting this beautiful structure is Jack Kerouac, the “Beat Writer” of the American classic book, “On the Road”.  Kerouac is today considered one of America’s literary giants and writes about his “delicious” visit to Johnson’s Gas Station.  Opens Spring, 2024!

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The Bader House.  

Located in Historic Downtown Niwot, The Bader House was built in 1900 and served many a fine drink and dinner in its many years and relatively more recently as Colterra Restaurant until its unfortunate kitchen fire, October 2017.  Fortunately the structure survived but in need of major renovation.  Nassar Development and other talented disciples of history such as Anne Polte at Osmosis Architecture located in historic downtown Niwot have preserved its past to give it an exciting future through this restoration project. Open later Summer, 2024!