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Midcentury modern stunner asks $769K

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The backyard impresses, too

A 1955 house near Denver, Colorado keeps it stylish with original midcentury details.
All photos by Atom Stevens, courtesy of listing agent Adrian Kinney

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Location: Denver, Colorado

Price: $769,000

Fans of midcentury modern design, check out this three-bedroom, three-bathroom beauty in Denver, Colorado. Measuring 2,600 square feet, the Borowitz House boasts an open floor plan thanks to post-and-beam construction. Plentiful windows including a full glass wall at the back of the house bring the outdoors in, and Philippine mahogany paneling fosters a rich and warm ambiance.

Built and designed in 1955 by the Denver architect Frenchie Gratts of the firm Gratts & Warner, the house is a custom creation that carefully cultivates an intimate feel. All of the glass walls face away from the street and into the backyard for privacy, and glass gables, clerestory windows, and transoms allow for light throughout the house even when the shades are drawn. Exposed beams and vaulted tongue and groove ceilings capture that midcentury modern style, and deep eaves on the house protect it from sunlight and water.

A media room features original wood wall paneling and matching cabinetry, much of the wood in the rest of the house boasts matching veneer doors, and the original lanai has been enclosed to create a bright sunroom. The kitchen isn’t original, but the update includes wood veneer and stainless steel European-style cabinets that compliment original architect’s vision.

Outside, the .4-acre lot is a huge backyard complete with lawn, garden, concrete patio, deck, gas fire pit, and privacy trees.

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