This 10-story condominium building in central Denver, Colorado was originally designed and built in the 1960’s as 40 basic one-bedroom/one bath and two-bedroom/two-bath apartments. Located in a vibrant inner-city neighborhood, the building is situated on the corner of two tree-lined streets, in a fantastic location two blocks from one of the city’s major urban parks. Nearby are several bus stops and neighborhood retail, which includes a major grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants, laundry, hardware store, and other day-to-day necessities . . . there are views of Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide, and one can walk into downtown in about twenty-five minutes. From a design standpoint, however, there were several major negatives in the original apartment layouts (in my opinion), including standard 7’8″ ceiling heights, dark narrow hallways, confined kitchens, and small windowless bathrooms – all typical with this type and age of building; on the plus side, all units enjoy floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead onto outdoor balconies. Southeast corner units have a 50’x 6′ outdoor balcony facing south, and a smaller 12’x 5′ outdoor balcony facing east towards the park, affording a sunny living room, dining area, and bedrooms. What the original two-bedroom / two-bath apartments did not have was that open-concept, loft-style, contemporary design that has become the norm in today’s modern city living. But knowing that this is definitely where I wanted to live, and that I was happiest and most content in a more contemporary loft-stye living environment, I was determined to make the best of it by totally changing what I could, modifying what I couldn’t, and adapting where I needed to. The Pages that follow include room by room “Before and After” photos and descriptions of the renovation that best illustrate the transformation.
Absolutely gorgeous transformation of your living space….I love it…
Thanks, Bob … it took while to get to this point, but I can now finally enjoy it!