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Midcentury home with mountain views asks $910K

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Midcentury on the outside, modern on the inside

Front of midcentury home with slanted roof and double garage door Photos by Atom Stevens Photography courtesy of Colorado Mid-Century Modern Homes

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Location: Arvada, Colorado

Price: $910,000

When interior designer H. Albert Phibbs designed the Phibbs House in 1961, it was a shining example of midcentury modern design. Phibbs planned the 2,880-square-foot home in a Denver suburb with many of telltale signs of MCM: post-and-beam construction, large glass windows, built-in shelving, stone accents, and vaulted ceilings.

Today, the Phibbs House retains the charm of its original architecture, but its insides have been thoroughly updated with contemporary details like renovated flooring, granite and stainless steel countertops, and modern lighting fixtures.

Softa in living room with floor-to-ceiling windows
Kitchen with three pendant lights hanging over countertop

The exterior has also been updated, but the bones remain the same, including the deep, slanted eaves that create a shaded overhang around the porch and garage.

Phibbs designed the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home to act as a frame for the surrounding nature. Though the floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto a tree lined residential street (there are mountains in the distance), the backyard has a dreamy cascading waterfall that streams from a pond to a pool.

Want to make it your own? 8603 W. 68 Place is asking $910,000.

Side view of exterior of house
Waterfall from pond falling in the backyard