Before it was one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods, this Park Hill house was a two-bedroom cottage surrounded by fields. As the city grew around it the house grew too, with mature landscaping and a primary bedroom suite in a new wing added to the back. As the current owners looked forward to their grown children visiting with grandchildren, they realized that the small bedrooms and bathroom in the oldest part of the house wouldn’t be the most inviting guest quarters.
Because the house was built before the urban street grid extended into the neighborhood, when the streets were laid out the alley landed right along the west side of the house. This limited the space available for an addition, but a small bump-out to the south created enough space to reconfigure the existing two bedrooms and single bath into a guest suite and two powder rooms that provide each bedroom with its own private toilet room, and shared tub/shower room.
The larger of the two bedrooms, with a work area and a private patio, now has enough room to provide a comfortable space for a couple to enjoy an extended stay.
In the old configuration, the living room had a pair of glass doors that opened onto the porch, but, when they were open, they made moving around on the porch difficult and left the living room without enough space for furniture. Replacing the doors with a bay window and single door improved the porch circulation and made the living room a more comfortable space.
Jeff listened to our vision and gently brought it to life. He offered smart observations and creative solutions to seamlessly blend the new space into the old. Jeff was also tremendously helpful through the zoning and permitting process — the commissioners clearly appreciated his calm and professional presentation and things went without a hitch. We are very happy with our new space.Karen Robertson and Mark Elliott, Owners