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Cool Find: The Sorensen House

July 24th, 2009 Posted in Cool Find

SORRY…the new owners have asked me to take down my interior pics. I convinced the family of the original owner not to “update” the house. Happily the new owners let me know they’ve been in contact with Jim Ream and ” are in the process of restoring the home back to its original grandeur.” PHEW!

Some of my favorite MCM homes were created in the 60′s. The Sorensen House is a great example of 1960′s mid-century modern architecture.

It recently came on the market…for the first time ever…and was under contract in less than 3 days. This one owner home in Applewood (Wheat Ridge) was in virtually original condition. I didn’t expect the home to be for sale long, so I did my best to capture what I could in pictures and video. I apologize for the amateur quality rush job.

The house was designed by Architect James Ream with the help of George Hoover. While Ream only practiced in Denver from 1959 to 1965, he left us with some outstanding residential and commercial buildings. Ream and Hoover both trained/worked with William Muchow…notably Ream as lead designer for the now lost Currigan Hall and Hoover as lead designer for the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

There is a deck at each corner of the house. By using strategically placed benches and planters, the architect was able to avoid railings. The windows were measured to the owner’s eyeline providing views, light and privacy negating the need for drapes or blinds. This was one of the earliest homes built on the plateau, it had amazing 360 degree views.

While globe lights are common, I have never seen them incorporated with the skylights and other ceiling recesses as they are here. The sliding glass doors are designed to disappear inside the wall when opened.

You may be surprised to know that this 4 bd/3.5 ba home with in ground pool sold for a mere $395K.

4 Responses to “Cool Find: The Sorensen House”

  1. loopzy Says:

    you just got yourself a place in my bookmarks


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  3. daniel Says:

    Under $400k for that place?! Somebody won the lottery! I just wish they’d let us see the interior. If it’s the original, it’s actually somebody else’s house anyway, so what are they worried about?! [wink]


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