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Not Finding Your Ideal Mid-Century House? It May Not Be in the MLS or Online.

June 14th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Sold

” I don’t think many people pay a real estate company to ‘find’ homes as much when many can search them for free.”

A 5280mod follower gave us this feedback recently. True, the internet is full of websites with homes “for sale” making it easy for home buyers to search for themselves. What many consumers may not realize, however,  is that agents are not required to put their listings online, or even make them available to other agents and the general public.

We won’t bore you here with the myriad of reasons why owners and agents choose to keep properties out of the traditional market. Instead we wanted to show 6 examples of mid-century homes sold in the past 3 months that either never showed up for sale online, or were already under contract when they did. Prices of these homes range from $160k to $465K.











…and there are more where these came from.


How do we know?

For more than a decade, we work full time every day investing time and money researching the MLS, driving neighborhoods, volunteering for preservation projects, and cultivating relationships with homeowners/ architects/ preservationists, etc. Thanks to our  network and our catalog of homes, we can provide our clients with more options than the MLS  and online real estate sites.


Please contact us when you’re ready to benefit from our extensive catalog and in-depth knowledge of Metro Denver’s vintage mid-century and historic modern architecture!




Historic Modern Homes For Sale | Spring 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Cool Find, For Sale


Several historically significant mid-century homes have hit the market recently.



(click the thumbnails for larger pics)

Pictured above is the Nordurland House (1938)  one of the few remaining Eugene Groves’ designed structures. Groves’ residential designs are singular and defy the usual architectural labels. This is one of only 4 residences Groves designed using primarily poured, cast, and reinforced concrete…including concrete studs. More about Groves here.



The iconic  Beck House (1960) was designed by Charles Sink and this is the first time it has been on the market. Of all the homes showcased here, this one is in the most danger of being razed. Sadly we lost Mr. Sink last month, but his contribution of over 250 commercial and residential projects across the west has enriched vastly the modernist landscape. More about him here.


This streamline moderne  was commissioned in 1938 as wedding gift and has remained in the same family ever since. Lovely original details are still intact along with a sensitive addition done in the 1950′s. If you know anything about the architect of this home, we hope you’ll share with us.


The Grant House by Thomas Moore and Victor Hornbein (1954) with a distinctive butterfly roof. Another “one-owner” home with original details overlooking the Denver CC golf course with views of downtown. More about Hornbein and Moore.


The Knedler House (1963) was the personal residence of architect Marvin Knedler who designed primarily commercial structures, notably One Denver Place in 1981.  The  large 2 story living room and wrap around deck were designed for entertaining and maximizing  the 180 degree mountain and city views. This is the first time this well preserved Usonian home has come to the market.

These are not just houses, but works of art clearly cherished by those who lived in them for 40-70 years. Please contact us for more information on these and other historically significant modern homes in the Denver/Boulder area.

SOLD – Luxury Cherry Hills Condo MODified by 720 Design

March 8th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted in Sold

2800 S University - 158 -- Family and Dining 2


The clean lines and  timeless aesthetic we love from Bill Buyers of 720 Design combined with the luxury, security and low-maintenance lifestyle provided by Cherry Hills III Condos!

3 unique skylights flood the space with natural light by day and act as a light fixture by night. The 1799 square foot main level has an open living/dining room with fireplace, family room, master suite, guest room, guest bath and laundry. The full basement is 95% finished with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a large multi-purpose room.