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The Ultimate Boulder Backyard Makeover

From the outside in, this serendipitous home renovation is a good reminder to always be nice to your neighbors.

5280 Home June/July 2020


A Picture-Perfect Midcentury A-Frame Renovation

Architectural photographer David Lauer’s handsome midcentury home in the Lynwood neighborhood is photo-ready after a stick-to-the-footprint restoration.

15 Brilliant Minds Shaping the Way Denverites Live

Meet a group of forward-thinkers who are transforming our city into an architecture, real estate, and decorating mecca.

The Guide

Tour a Chic Carriage House in Platt Park

An artist and her craftsman husband build a secondary unit on their property that meets all of their needs—and looks good, too.

Everything You Need to Know About Building an ADU

Before you map out plans for an accessory dwelling unit on your property, it’s important to know the ground rules. We asked city experts and design pros for advice to help you chart a course to the backyard dwelling of your dreams.

Could You Ever Live in an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Denver architect Nate Jenkins tells the tale of his adventures in designing—and then living in—his own contemporary carriage house.

From the Editor

The Importance of Home

A letter from the editor of 5280 Home‘s June/July 2020 issue.


3 Vegan Recipes That Even Carnivores Will Love

Veg out with these seasonal recipes from the team at South Broadway’s Somebody People restaurant.

We Found, We Love: Summer Cocktail Accessories

Spritzer, frosé, fizz, or mule—no matter your drink of choice, these toast-worthy accessories will amp up the style of your next at-home happy hour.

Room We Love: An Eclectic Dining Room in Highlands Ranch

A once ho-hum dining space gets infusion of style and color inspired by its owner’s far-flung roots.

Support African Artisans Through This Front Range Home Goods Company

Westminster–based Zeal Living brings stylish home decor and jewelry from all over Africa to Colorado.

A Steamboat Springs Farmhouse That Soaks up the Views

The center of a family home in Steamboat Springs makes much of the high-country views—and the people who take them in.

Lights Out

Design Finds: The Coolest Carousel in Colorado

Boss Architecture’s principals revisit their revolutionary design that turned a vintage carousel into the crown jewel of Thornton’s Carpenter Park.

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