Tucked away near the top of University Park in Denver is a beautiful little gem of a tri-level mid-century home designed originally by the Architect Robert Hiester in 1959. Most of the original features still remain - this was true post and beam, with a perfect unadulterated brick exterior, and large steel windows with a balcony facing the mountains. Our clients tracked down and met with the original owners of the home and shared photos and the original architectural plans - how cool is that?! See historical photos below. This house is, for sure, already the most compelling house on the block, and with a few additional moves, this house will be amazing. The home sits on a hill so the rooms on the lowest level are “walk-outs”, allowing that level to benefit from natural light and ventilation. The main level really only provides enough space for a kitchen, dining space, and living area. The client's goal is to add a second story to the existing garage to create an oasis for a nice sized master suite. The desire is to mimic roof lines, materials, and windows of the original house, to create a seamless addition. The clients have great taste and a desire to maintain the unique features that the home already possesses. We are really looking forward to this project moving forward!
If you would like to follow the design and build process, check out the blog post links further down this page.
Existing photos, design process, sketches, and renderings below: