480 Cook Street

This townhouse project was built on an oversized 100 foot wide lot in Cherry Creek North. Our design challenge was to create two distinct homes with individual, well-defined entries. Each home enjoys an individual front garden and a distinct and elegant plan. We strove to establish a private garden room for each unit to be enjoyed in all seasons, as it was critical to assure that each home had ample access to daylight and a true sense of privacy.

We worked to create in each home a combination of large formal spaces for entertaining, married with smaller cozier and warmer spaces for family enjoyment, and introspection. Each home has an elegant 14-0' tall living space at the center of the residence with tall french doors that allow light into the central rooms, and access to the homes private gardens. Chef's kitchens serve a large dining room and a sun-filled breakfast room in each home.

We used two tones of brown brick on the main level, and expressed the building's entries with round headed openings and wrought iron gates. The second level bedrooms of the homes are accented by a long series of grouped casement windows, which make it seem as if the simple roof forms above are floating. The green tile rooves harken back to the grand historic houses on Denver's tree-lined parkways.

The homes now enjoy mature landscaping that blend the home into the neighborhood.