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Midcentury gem on the market for first time in 50 years asks $599K

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Located in the midcentury enclave of Arapahoe Acres in Englewood, Colorado

Low-slung wood-framed house with flat overhanging roof and full-length windows.
The 1955 was the brainchild of developer Edward Hawkins.
Photos courtesy of KiKi Cannon

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Location: Englewood, Colorado

Price: $599,000

Another gem in the midcentury enclave of Arapahoe Acres in Englewood, Colorado, is on the market—and this one’s one for sale for the first time in over 50 years. The so-called Lusky House was completed in 1955 by the area’s builder Edward Hawkins, who also designed this home in Arapaho Hills just outside the neighborhood.

Located just south of the University of Denver, the 1,624-square-foot home features three bedrooms and one and a half baths over a single-level floorplan characterized by the best of midcentury modern design, including strong horizontal lines, deep roof overhangs, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, exposed-beam ceilings, mahogany paneling and brick accent walls, and a sexy stone fireplace and hearth, to name a few.

The aforementioned glazed expanses found throughout the residence also provide seamless indoor-outdoor connections, especially in the kitchen and the dining nook made up of glass on three sides framing views of the courtyard and cabana out back.

Well-maintained over the years, the Lusky House still shows signs of wear, but a refresh—to get rid of the carpeting and modernize the kitchen and bathrooms—would take it to the next level. It has tons of potential, as it was even featured in an issue of Sunset Magazine in the ’60s. Located at 1441 E. Cornell Place, it’s offered at $599,000.

Courtesy of KiKi Cannon