Glencoe Street, Denver, Colorado


When you're only using one color in a palette to watercolor a house, it's a sign that something needs to change. Below is this pretty 1948 Denver house the way it looks now:

It has a lot of period character and great updates inside, but the outside is a little monochromatic. I got out my virtual paintbrush and put a few more colors on the palette:

Now the outside seems to better match the inside:

The homeowners' have staged it nicely. Their style reminds me of designer Amber Lewis, who has the best names for her projects. This house is similar to her "What's the Story, Spanish Glory" client, so when I came to the house's dining room...

...I pictured it refreshed with Amber's design (which just so happens to coordinate with my exterior changes):

Similarly, the kitchen is currently very nice...

...but in Amber's hands could become a real wow moment and really play up the house's arch motif:

The house is 2,428 square feet, and some of the best of that square footage is this sunroom addition...

...with its own wet bar:

The house has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two bedrooms and one bath are on the main level:

The basement level is nicely finished with a kitchen and its own bedroom and bath:

Outdoors is a spiffy new flagstone patio with a built-in grill:

Glencoe Street is in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood.

It became one of Denver's first "streetcar suburbs."Although it was platted in 1887, most of Park Hill's houses were built between 1920-1950. Bungalows like our 1948 listing house were modeled on California bungalows, but were required to be built of brick instead of wood. The Historic Park Hill Committee is seeking historical designation to protect the neighborhood's character.

But fortunately for us, if it does become an historic district, we can still change the house's paint color. I checked.

The listing is here.

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