A circa-1954, low-slung brick house in Denver's Hilltop neighborhood got a total makeover recently, courtesy of Sunset magazine's Idea House program. Area studios Design Platform and cky design transformed the single-story house into a three-story, 5,100-square-foot residence fit for its name—the house is, as promised, chock full of renovation and interior design ideas, especially when it comes to opening up an ailing, older home. The revamped 5-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom pad now features what looks like a more intuitive spatial arrangement, with an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room and an overall decor style that nods at the era of the house's construction. The Sunset Idea House is open for visitors weekends through September 13.
The house before renovation efforts.