Have you ever driven by a house and wondered what it looks like inside? Indulge your curiosity by (legally) stepping inside six of Denver’s most unique and contemporary homes this weekend. The third annual Denver Modern Home Tour will showcase clean, uncluttered design from Colorado architects and their use of the latest building technologies, techniques, and innovative materials, as well as the indoor-outdoor connection of living spaces. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $30 in advance online and $40 on the day of the tour at select "start" locations. Each home will be open on Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click through for a sneak peek at each house on the tour.
3324 Tejon Street
This one-bedroom, 1.5 bath residence has two-story glass doors that swing open to an outdoor living room with a infinitylike hot tub. Don’t miss: The classic motorcycle on display through the back glass garage door.
—Images courtesy of Denver Modern Home Tour
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2140 Routt Street
Originally built in 1963, this 2,000-square-foot home was renovated in 2009 and features a sunken living room and a wall of glass doors. Don’t miss: The backyard fire pit.
9220 West 20th Avenue
A three-bedroom home built in 2007, this modern beauty won the 2010 AIA Colorado Honor Award for Design Excellence and has chocolate concrete floors and a loftlike living room. Don’t miss: The cedar-lined ceilings in the master bedroom and living room.
3885 Newland Street
Listed for $449,000, this three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot home was originally built in 1952 and recently underwent a renovation, which makes it a perfect example of updated mid-century modern. Don’t miss: The roof. Made from recycled tires, the newly installed rubber topper wears better than traditional shingles through Colorado’s dramatic weather changes. Plus, it has a lifetime warranty.
2900 Wyandot Street, #307
Built in 2007, this 1,826-square-foot residence is the ultimate urban dwelling. Perched on a hillside above Denver, the two-bedroom home integrates brick, steel, and concrete to create a unique modern look. Don’t miss: The bathroom’s floor-to-ceiling window, which allows Colorado’s sunshine to greet you fresh out of the shower.
2538 West 36th Avenue
Currently up for sale, this four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home was built in 2010 and features a large backyard patio that's perfect for an alfresco dining table. Don’t miss: The abstract light-bulb chandelier hanging in the two-story foyer.