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The itch is back for another design and building adventure. We have immensely enjoyed living in this beautiful modern house for the last few years, but it’s time to move on. It’s a tough decision to make as our entire...
The itch is back for another design and building adventure. We have immensely enjoyed living in this beautiful modern house for the last few years, but it’s time to move on.
It’s a tough decision to make as our entire focus for this house was to design and build the most livable and energy efficient home for ourselves - not really for resale. Yes, we provided for future expansion in the full basement and a few other “optional future” features, but the true vetting and prioritizing of every product and item for price-point constraints and material durability was done for ourselves. The nearly fanatical focus on designing every square inch as usable space, results in living space that feels much larger than it actually is. This has elevated an otherwise fairly narrow lot into a spacious interior with a loft-like feeling that ties nicely into to the indoor-outdoor experience. This strong design theme is something that most people quickly pick up on once they step inside the front door.
This attention to detail and proportions of the living space is what we feel sets this house apart from the plethora of “contemporary” homes popping up in many neighborhoods. Yes, many of the houses have all the parts and pieces, but do you get a clear sense of continuity of design thought and materials from the front door to the back door and beyond? As you walk around, are there any “left-over” spaces that don’t make sense? How is the execution of minimalist detailing? These are the points we hope people will recognize when considering this house to be their own.
The neighborhood is also an important factor. We live near numerous conveniences and activities that support a more sustainable urban lifestyle. In a future post, we will write how Platt Park is near the top when it comes to walkability to several of Denver’s best restaurants and cafes, parks, Whole Foods, the light rail, and Old South Pearl Farmer’s Market.