One stop on this year's Denver Modern Home Tour
—Photo courtesy of Elemental Homes
Now that spring has (finally) arrived, it’s time to throw open the windows and dust off those abandoned home improvement and design projects. And when it comes to stirring creativity, there’s nothing better than a neighborhood tour to provide some inspiration. Whether you are looking for new...
April 26 2016, 12:10 PM
—Illustrations by Stuart Bradford
Finding the perfect place to buy a home is never easy.
Do you prioritize Congress Park’s leafy streets or Mar Lee’s affordability? Proximity to Aviano Coffee in Cherry Creek or Washington Park’s high-performing Steele Elementary? Access to the E Line or City Park? It was those types of questions...
Try something new by planting different varieties of your favorite veggies this year—like these rainbow-hued carrots.
—Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Once the vegetable plot is all built out and you’ve had a few good years with your tomatoes, it’s easy to sow yourself into a gardening rut. Ready to try something different? We asked some of our favorite local horticulturists for preseason inspiration.
Taste The Rainbow
Veggie gardens develop...
April 20 2016, 9:00 AM
(Read more: how midcentury modern architecture is making a comeback)
A rendering of the first home to be completed in Wilder Lane
—Courtesy of Studio Gunn Architecture, LLC
Midcentury modern architecture flourished from 1945 to 1975—but Denver was ahead of the trend. The Mile High City got its first mid-mod home in 1935, when Casper Hegner, fresh from studying in Europe, built his International House in Wash Park. This month, New Century Modern and Studio Gunn...
—Courtesy of Parikh Stevens Architects
Park Hill Village West (pictured above)
4055–4124 Albion St.
Opening Date: Spring 2016
Affordable Housing Units: 155
Perk: Close to commuter rail that connects downtown and Denver International Airport
Ashley Union Station
1975 18th St.
Opening Date: Early 2017
Mayor Michael Hancock at the groundbreaking of an affordable housing complex in Park Hill
It’s no secret that Denver is quickly becoming one of the country’s most expensive rental markets: The average price for a one-bedroom apartment is now $1,314 a month. If you can’t afford that (and if you make minimum wage or are a student-loan-strapped millennial, you probably can’t), the city’s...
Savvy designs give WeeCasa's tiny homes the feel of relaxing retreats.
—All photos courtesy of WeeCasa
Most visitors come to Lyons to peruse the quaint shops along Main Street, go hiking and wildlife-spotting, or sample beers at Oskar Blues. More recently, however, the mountain town 17 miles north of Boulder is attracting a whole new clientele: tiny-house enthusiasts looking to test out the...
April 13 2016, 1:00 PM