5550 East Lehigh Avenue – $989,000
MODERN COLLECTION | SOLD
Simply an Outstanding Example of Pure Mid-Century Architectural Bliss. Positioned on a Quiet Corner in Cherry Point, Lehigh Captivates the Senses.
Designed and Built by Nationally Acclaimed Architect Titian Papachristou. Known for Creating Boulder’s Iconic Mid-Century Houses, and Collaborating with I. M. Pei to Design the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Papachristou later Joined Forces with Modernist Bauhaus Master, Marcel Breuer in New York.
With a Nod to Streamlined Usonian and Japanese Architecture, PapachristouDesigned Lehigh to Hug its Topography. The Gentle Slope of the Lot Created a Lower Garden Level. Building Materials of Brick, Wood and Glass Seamlessly Harmonize into a Perfect Design that Transitions the Outside In.
Walking up the Gentle Wide Steps to the Front Door the Authentic Mid-Century Detail Begins to Unfold. The White Brick Slices through the Glass into the Entry Way. The Doors and Windows all Reach to the Ceiling with no Header to Visually Obstruct the Indoor/Outdoor Connectivity.
Original Detail of Paneled and Brick Walls, Clerestory Windows and Brilliant Ceiling Design are Crafted from a Bygone Era.
Design and Style on Overdrive. One of Papachristou’s Remarkable Gifts was to have Rooms Unfold onto Another through Ceiling Height Changes. Intimate Space within an Open Floor Plan is Difficult to Achieve. Lehigh is the Exception!
- Floor-to-Ceiling Glass Windows
- Clerestory Windows
- Sky Lights
- Hardwood Floors
- Custom Built-Ins
- Exposed Brick Walls
- French Glass Doors
- Dramatic Ceiling Detail
- Original Walls of Wood Paneling
- Architectural Stair with Open Treads
- New Roof
- New Air Conditioning
The Kitchen Shares a Family Room and Entertaining Space. Surrounded by a Wall of Windows Overlooking the Incredible Landscape and Backyard, the Kitchen Boasts a Vaulted Skylit Ceiling. A Glass French Door Allows Easy Access to the Outdoor Terrace.
- Open Kitchen Floor Plan
- New Appliances
- Gas Cook Top
- Double Ovens
- Custom Cabinetry
- Hardwood Floors
- Sky Lights
The Master Bedroom sits in a Private Courtyard Visually Doubling its Size. A Wall of Windows and a Glass French Door Brings the Outside In. Custom Closets and a Bath Complete the Suite.
- Master Bedroom Suite
- Floor-to-Ceiling Glass & Door to Courtyard
- Custom Built In Closets
By taking Advantage of the Topography, Papachristou Created the Garden Level. Naturally Light and Bright this has 2 Bedrooms and a Bath. A Beautiful Theatre Room/Family Room, Sauna and Custom Wine Room Complete this Level.
- Garden Level Family Room
- Custom Wine Room and Storage
- Custom Bar with Refrigerator
- 2 Bedrooms and Full Bath
Situated in a Park like Setting the Back Yard is Magical. Mature Landscape, Trees and Manicured Lawn Highlight the Magnificence of Lehigh’s Architecture. The Terrace is Perfect for Outdoor Entertaining and is Shaded Under the Roof’s Generous Eaves.
- Mature Tree’d Landscape and Lot
- Custom Studio
- Front Private Courtyard
- Back Terrace
Cherry Point is Located in South Denver. A Unique Neighborhood in Metro Denver, Cherry Point was Built in the 1960’s. Wide Curvy Tree Lined Streets are Sprinkled with a Variety of Architectural Styles.
Walking Distance to Shops, Cafes and Restaurants at Happy Canyon Shopping Center. Close to Light Rail. An Easy Commute to the Denver Tech Center and Downtown.