history of modernism in Denver
Colorado Provides an Ideal Setting for Modern Architecture. Our Sun-Drenched
Climate, Big Sky and Wide Open Spaces are Conducive to Large Windows
and Indoor-Outdoor Living.
Many of Denver's Modern Homes have their Roots in the Work of
Frank Lloyd Wright and California Architects/Builders like
Joseph Eichler and Cliff May - Hence the Term "California Contemporary".
Local and National Mid-Century Architects have had much Influence over the Denver
Metro, Boulder and Surrounding Suburbs. Creating Small Neighborhoods, Custom
Homes and Unique Iconic Mid-Century Gems that Still Remain Today.
With the Help of Developers in the Mid 50's like Edward Hawkins
and Brad Wolff, many
Homes and Neighborhoods were Fashioned after Mid-Century Modern Principles.
The Most Documented Example of Modernist Residential Architecture in Denver is
, a Remarkable Neighborhood in Englewood Developed by
Edward Hawkins. Here, Hawkins Partnered with Architects Sternberg and
Dion Between 1949 and 1957 to Build 124 Modernist Homes. The General Contractor
for Arapahoe Acres
, Clyde Mannon Later Developed Another Similar Neighborhood
in Littleton Called Arapahoe Hills with Architect Bruce Sutherland.
Numerous Modern Style Homes are Scattered in Pockets Across Denver
Neighborhoods Including Montclair
, Mayfair, Hilltop, Virginia Village, Bonnie Brae
and Harvey Park. Boulder
and Evergreen also Boast Several
Custom Mid-Century Modern Builds as well as Suburban Communities such as
Westminster, Littleton, Lakewood, Green Mountain, Wheat Ridge, Arvada and
Flash Forward to 2011 and we are Experiencing a New Generation of Modern
Architects and Builders. Denver is Smashing into Modern Design with Favor
to Open Floor Plan, Indoor/Outdoor Living and Greener Technologies and
Design. McMansions and HuMungo Houses are Loosing Interest as
Empty Nesters are Grasping the Concept of "less is more" and Simpler
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