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What Our Buyers are Looking at This Week | July 14-20

July 16th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in For Sale

Here’s a sample of the homes we’re showing our buyer clients this week…

 

80% of our transactions are historic modern and vintage mid-century homes. We’ve specialized in these type of homes since 2002 and have extensive knowledge and personal appreciation for what makes them great!

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!

 

720.279.4884

shannon@5280mod.com

Historic Modern Homes For Sale | Spring 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted in Cool Find, For Sale

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Investors Please Don’t Do This to Your Mid-Century Modern Fix ‘n’ Flips!

January 18th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in For Sale

We scour our sources daily looking for mid-century homes that retain their original charm. These include historic modern architecture and any other well designed mid-century homes.

Today we spotted this recent and unfortunate fix n’ flip of a modest mid-century modern home located in a very small enclave of MCMs. Here’s the house “before” with the integral wall of glass:

6700 S Grant Before

Here’s the house after, wall of glass removed in favor of a smaller vinyl replacement:

6700 S Grant After

 I don’t have any “before” shots of the interior and there’s no point including the current “after” pics because it looks like every other neutralized investor flip currently on the market.

Of course we’re happy that the market is starting to improve, but it means more investors are looking for projects. Unfortunately, as we pointed out in this post six years ago, investors take the “keep it generic to appeal to the most buyers” approach no matter what style of home they’re working on.

Investors! You can improve your ROI in these unique homes if you “fix” them in a way that compliments the original architecture.

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

 

720.279.4884

shannon@5280mod.com