“under construction"

Residence 1861 is a much needed, new apartment project in the Carson Valley.  Taking its name from the founding of Douglas County with Nevada Territory in 1861, this project will consist of 81 apartment units in 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations.  

When complete, the project will encompass 7 two-story buildings plus a manager’s unit, a community room and a BBQ/picnic area.  Twenty one of the 81 units will have an enclosed garage space within the building.  All other units will have at least one covered parking space.

Centrally located between Walmart and Raley’s in Gardnerville, Lampe Park and the Douglas County Community & Senior Center are just across Highway 395 to the west.

Targeting young professionals in the valley, the project is currently in the design and permitting stage with groundbreaking for construction of the first phase scheduled for 2020.  

With a rental vacancy rate in Douglas County of less than one-half of one percent, Residence 1861 will only make small dent in the community’s housing shortage.  


Developer:  Allan/Day III, LLC, Gardnerville, NV

Architecture & Master Planning:  Collaborative Design Studio, Reno, NV

Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect:  Lumos, Inc., Stateline, NV

Geotechnical Engineer:  Black Eagle Consulting, Inc., Reno, NV


The design theme for Residence 1861 was created to reflect Douglas County’s rich cultural heritage and historically significant colors and shapes from the county’s agricultural beginnings.  

The Douglas County “design standards are intended to promote interesting and unique multi-family residential” complexes.  With these guidelines in mind, we have designed a community of 81 apartments that will reflect Carson Valley’s early years while blending in with neighboring properties and protecting our neighbor’s views wherever possible.

The agricultural history of our valley has created a multitude of unique barns, farmhouses and out-buildings that give our valley it’s character.  Those colors of weathered browns, tans, faded metal roofs, and old red barns are acknowledged in the design of Residence 1861.  While the primary building colors of browns and tans reflect the neighboring properties, accents of corrugated metal (coated in a non-reflective, solid-color finish) and barn red fascia boards give a nod to ‘old Nevada’.  

The buildings were designed with only two floors of living space to keep the mass of the buildings well below the 35’ maximum height allowance.  Roofs were designed with relatively low-slope angles to mimic the historic shed roofs found around the valley.  These efforts help to minimize the visual impact of the buildings and preserve, as much as possible, our neighbor’s views of the surrounding mountains.  

People come to the Carson Valley for many reasons including a rural lifestyle, open space and a myriad of recreational activities.  Residence 1861 tries to reflect our unique and historic Nevada character, while providing much needed housing for our valley’s young professionals.


© allan/day iii, llc  2018