- The team responsible for this transformation included Fred Ahlert of CCM Construction, structural engineer George Volz, and Patti Kramish, Interior Designer.
- The home won first place in the Historic category of the 2006 CARE Awards from the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver.
- “This project is a lesson is in how small gestures can utterly transform a home. Thank you for making our dream come true.”
A 1926 home in Denver’s Country Club neighborhood had been so altered by previous remodelings, that the historic district deemed the home “non contributing” to the district. A bold plan to change the exterior dramatically was drawn up. Using the architecture of the “Spanish Gate” to which the home is attached, and the Mediterranean styled home to the south as models, we developed a scheme to go in that direction.
The old gable roof was torn off, with the owners still residing within, and a new hipped roof with broad eaves was built in its place, covered with Spanish tile. Several of the window openings were modified to fit the conservative style, and custom wood shutters madeto replace the undersized vinyl shutters on the home.
A new guest room was built on top of the south sunroom, while a new basement storage room was excavated underneath! All four sides of the home received similar transformations. Neighbors were quite happy with the transformation which took the home back in time to fit better with the historic context.