What Is Modern?

What do you call a remodelled brick ranch that was built in the sixties and houses an Eames chair? Modern or contemporary comes to mind but then if it is a normal brick ranch is it traditional? In the same vein, what do you label an architectural Wrightian influenced design with wood beams and quarried rock set on a wooded lot? The general categories listed in the residential real estate tool box fall short in describing today's homes. There is no Mid-Century Modern category eventhough that style of home is sought after and quick to sell in today's market. The lack of that category is enough to make Men Mad. Just listed recently was a brick and frame ranch style home near Bible Park and the Highline Canal. The exterior and surrounding neighborhood homes, all built in the sixties, suggest the style term traditional. But, this home is everything but traditional. During a recent Open House, jaws dropped upon entering the home due to the WOW factor of the remodelling. Walls were moved to create an open floor plan with a new kitchen featuring stainless appliances, slab granite and espresso glazed cabinets. A Euro styled bath in the Master Bedroom and hand scraped 5 inch plank hickory wood floors throughout the main level turned the style of this home with a flip of a contemporary switch. There are no categories that suggest wow, yet the home went under contract within hours. For more information on this home at 6915 East LaSalle Place or any other homes that will not gather dust on the market or the quiet listing of the Wrightian influenced home, email me at: Judy@kentwoodcity.com. There is a home awaiting you and your Eames chair! posted: May 7, 2012 - Judy's Denver - Blog
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