1491 South Emerson Street – $1,299,000


Platt Park

True to its moniker, this modern farmhouse was — in fact — originally a barn. The current owners updated and built onto the original structure substantially to bring this one-of-a-kind property to life. A well-thought-out contemporary design makes this home ideal for entertaining while still comfortable for everyday living. An open floor plan on the main level is flooded with natural light, adding a heightened sense of grandeur to the space. Expertly manicured outdoor areas around the property encourage a charming evening outside, enjoying the water features or relaxing by the fire pit. Rich with history, the thoughtful details and custom finishes throughout the home set this one apart. It is truly a rare opportunity in Platt Park.


  • Engineered Hardwood Floors
  • Mahogany Interior Doors
  • Radiant Floor Heat Throughout
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Custom Interior Railing
  • Sound Rated Walls
  • Balcony off Master Suite
  • 2 En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Patio + Private Yard w/ Sprinkler System
  • Close to Washington Park, Old South Pearl Street, Farmers Markets


Upon entering the home, a heightened sense of grandeur in the main living room sets the stage for the modernized look carried throughout the rest of the home. Two-story ceilings open up the space, complete with engineered hardwood floors and a wide gas fireplace with stone inlay. Elevated frosted windows allow in soft natural light to help highlight the room.

  • High Ceilings
  • Engineered Hardwood Floors
  • Fireplace
  • Recessed + Staging Lighting


To the side of the main living room is a studio space, fit for use as a productive office or creative den. Hardwood floors and track lighting highlight vast white walls, perfect for displaying statement pieces of art. The versatility and detail of the space reflect the artistry displayed in the rest of the home.

  • Flexible Studio Space
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Track Lighting


Light and dark design elements meet in this open kitchen and dining area. Large picture windows and sliding glass doors allow in natural light, while dark, rich wooden cabinets and window frames accent the space. Mid-century cabinets, sleek stainless steel appliances and a bold pop of red in the kitchen island add a touch of modernity with a dash of utility.

  • Expansive Kitchen Island
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Gas Range Stove + Vented Hood


A staircase with custom railings leads up to the second level balcony with a catwalk overlooking the main level. Hardwood floors and track lighting again bring artistic accents to the second floor. Two bedrooms — each with their own updated bathroom — feature large windows with natural light and engineered hardwood flooring. The master suite even boasts a balcony that provides a private escape.

  • 2 En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Lots of Natural Light
  • Private Balcony off Master Suite
  • Hardwood Floors


Downstairs, a finished basement provides additional living space in the home. The versatile room boasts spacious floor space with fresh carpet, recessed lighting and wide wall space. The flex space is ready to be used as an extra TV room or workout area.

  • Finished Basement
  • 10’ Ceilings
  • Recessed Lighting


Sliding glass doors off the dining room open up to a spacious and dynamic backyard. A fully fenced private yard features multiple patio areas, a large shaded lawn and a fire pit. The outdoor areas accented by unique water features are fit for both hosting or simply enjoying a quiet evening. Complete with manicured landscaping and a sprinkler system in the yard and on the parkway, residents enjoy an outdoor space as an extension of the home.

  • Multiple Patio Spaces
  • Fire Pit + Water Features
  • Storage Shed
  • Sprinkler System


Ideally located in the heart of Platt Park, this property boasts proximity to I-25 and the Light Rail. Enjoy weekly farmer’s markets along Old South Pearl Street or picnic at the nearby Washington Park. Easy access to several neighborhood shops and restaurants make Platt Park a true urban neighborhood.

Style: Single-Family Home

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 3

Square Feet Above: 3,053

Basement: 540

Lot: 5,620

Parking: 2 Car Garage

Kendall Boydm: 720-341-4714
e: kendall@milehimodern.com

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