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Marlow House – Then and Now

October 6th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Architects

Recently the home of Joseph and Louise Marlow came on the market. Not surprisingly, it was under contract within a week.

A remarkable residence from 1948 with original features we consider contemporary…waxed concrete floors with radiant heat, for instance. The Marlow’s designed the home for their own family and it is still a very livable, family friendly space. Here is a photo spread from the 1952 Architectural Record book “A Treasury of Contemporary Houses.” (Click the thumbnails for larger pictures)

The home has been altered slightly to create a larger master suite and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the 80′s. The concrete floors have been tiled over and the wonderful original fireplace has been enclosed. I don’t think it would be too difficult to get the house back to its original loveliness and we hope the new owners are preservation minded!

THE HOME IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

Click for the virtual tour of the home as it looks today.

Stanbro Real Estate llc, the new home of 5280mod, is a full service brokerage helping buyers AND NOW sellers. Contact us when you are ready to put our knowledge of historic modern architecture and passion for preservation to work for you!

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James Ream’s 1966 Lipman House

June 5th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Architects, Cool Find

Last year we highlighted the Sorensen House, another 60′s era home designed by James Ream. Happily, we convinced the family of the original owner not to “update” the home before putting it on the market. Subsequently, the new owners have under taken restoration of the home…even contacting the now 90+ James Ream for guidance.

The Lipman House was also all original when it last sold in 2008, but has since been updated. After reading about and seeing Ream’s work, I think he might be a little disappointed with the new, more sterile, contemporary look of the Lipman House. Ream utilized materials in their natural state to bring warmth and interest to his design.

Here are some before and after pics (click thumbnails for larger images):

The home has 3000+ square feet, 4bd/ 5ba, full walkout basement, 2 car garage and sits on nearly 2 acres. There are also historic Lookout Mountain Farm buildings, one is a guest cottage and the other is a studio. Under $900K.

I do like the more open catwalk and kitchen. Unfortunately, one of my favorite bathroom features has been removed…

Stanbro Real Estate llc, the new home of 5280mod, is a full service brokerage helping buyers AND NOW sellers. Contact us when you are ready to put our unique expertise to work for you!

720.279.4884

shannon@5280mod.com

 

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Listing Brokerage: Fuller Sotheby’s Int’l

Tags: 60's, architect, architecture, historic modern, homes for sale, James Ream, mid-century, midcentury, midcentury modern

For Sale – Eugene Sternberg’s Home

February 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Architects, For Sale

If you look under the white and beige paint, Laura Ashley fabrics, and traditional furniture, there is a gorgeous mid-century modern home.

Sternberg designed this home for his family in the early 60′s and lived here until he retired and moved to Evergreen in 1980. It has 4500+ square feet with a full walkout basement, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, and lots of outdoor living space. Sternberg was also responsible for the site planning of the subdivision, so it’s no surprise the house sits on a large lot and backs to open space. It could be yours for somewhere around $1.5M.

Please note that we work ONLY for buyers and this is an example of the homes we locate for our clients.* All of the properties featured on the site are either For Sale by Owner, or listed by other brokers.

Contact us when you are ready to utilize our unique expertise!

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Listing Brokerage: The Kentwood Company.

Tags: Arapahoe Acres, architect, Eugene Sternberg, historic modern, homes for sale, midcentury modern