Denver Architecture 101: Midcentury Modern

by | Dec 12, 2019 | Blog, Denver Neighborhoods, Home & Lifestyle

How well do you know your Denver architecture? When it comes to homes, the city has a handful of distinct styles, recently detailed in 5280 magazine’s feature “Denver Architecture 101.” Following in 5280’s footsteps, we are offering an ongoing tutorial of Denver’s iconic options. Today, we study Midcentury Modern.

What to look for: Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style homes in which form followed function, Midcentury Modern evolved, roughly, in the 1930s through 1965, stripping Wright’s idea to its essentials. Think clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows and houses that are low-slung and modest-looking on the outside, open and bright on the inside. This style offered open floor plans before HGTV shows like the Property Brothers made them de rigeur. Think Don Draper and 60s-style décor—minus the male chauvinism.

Where to find them: Arapahoe Acres (Englewood), Arapahoe Hills (Littleton), Bel Aire (Wheat Ridge), Bonnie Brae, Harvey Park, Hilltop, Krisana Park, Lynwood, Montclair and South Dahlia Lane.

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