101 Dexter Street

101 Dexter Street is an elegant single family home in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver. It sits on a large corner lot, and was designed to maximize the spruce lined lawn at the rear of the property. A winding garden stretches around the front of the home that serves to soften the active street, and marry the brick and stucco residence into its landscape.

The home is an assembly of simple masses that are made from smooth stucco and hand-cut brick. The building elevation is punctuated by large casement windows that are trimmed with Indiana limestone sills and headers. A simple tile roof form is adorned by standing seam copper accents, creating a unified whole. Half-round copper gutters and downspouts adorn the home's facade, and a large covered porch with decorative brackets celebrates the home's formal entry.

The generous entry hall is warmed by a gracious fireplace hearth and welcomes the visitor with views through the home to the large garden beyond. An elegant winding stair leads from the entry to the second level of the home, and is graced by a dramatic double-height window that brings light deep into the heart of the home.

The major rooms of the residence are placed on the corners, allowing daylight to enter each room from two sides throughout the day.

The plan of the home is formal, but the large entertainment spaces on the main level are joined by wide cased openings that frame views of the lovely garden and beyond.