a young family with two small boys built their dream home in an up-and-coming neighborhood near downtown denver. the convenient location and amenities is what drew the family to the area, but the neighborhood didn’t come without drawbacks. not only did the 6,800-square-foot lot need to do everything expected of a dream home, like provide ample outdoor entertainment space, play areas for small children and gardens, it needed to create a refuge for the homeowners from the city around them. it needed to define the property, yet blend in with the neighborhood. it was a tall order for a small slice of denver.
2011 asla colorado honor award for residential design (under $100k)