A couple with grown children might seem like a strange match for Denver's up-and-coming Lower Highlands neighborhood. Architect Chad Mitchell of Meridian 105 Architecture introduced them to a site not far from the Highland Bridge, and he designed an open-concept property that showed the versatility of modern architecture.
A historic building in Denver houses this modern loft, which was given a complete remodel by architect Robb Studio and interior design firm Studio Gild.
The Damianos’ house, located in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, runs completely on solar energy. When the couple approached Mike Moore, general contractor and design principal of the Boulder-based firm Tres Birds Workshop, sustainability topped their list of requirements. “The premise was to build a house that would last 400 years,” says John Damiano.
Inspired by Eichler homes in California, the midcentury neighborhood of Krisana Park in South Denver, Colorado, is host to a house that was in need of an updated landscape that would pay homage to the area’s roots. Enter Nic Leggett of Three Sixty Design, who worked with his team to create a lo-fi landscape defined by Cor-Ten steel, river rock, and neon-green sedum.
About 50 Frank Lloyd Wright–style Usonian houses populate Arapahoe Acres, a Denver neighborhood so unadulterated by modification and new development that a visit feels like time travel to the 1950s. One of these midcentury modern bungalows belongs to Lewis Sharp, the former director of the Denver Art Museum.