The home, built in 1940 on Jasmine Street, has the curved forms and nautical elements of the style, which became popular in the 1930s.
The author Don D. Etter featured the home in his 1977 book “Denver Going Modern,” which focused on the impact of international styles of architecture on the Mile High City.
The book says the identity of the architect of the house is not known, because several architects at the time were designing local homes in the style.
“We don’t see a lot of this. We have these houses sprinkled throughout the neighborhoods in Denver, but they’re rare,” says the listing agent, Kathy McBane, who is working on the sale of this house for the second time.
She helped the current owner purchase the home in 2017 for $685,000. The previous owner was a flipper, who fixed the property up after buying it for $508,100 in 2016.
This home has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and measures in at 1,788 square feet.
“It’s very open, very light, very airy,” McBane notes.
“The inside is really cool, because it has these great, rounded walls. It mimics the outside, so if you look at the rounded walls on the exterior, they have those in the rooms—just a whole rounded corner wall.”
The primary bedroom is on the main floor, and the bathroom features double sinks, a custom tile shower, and a walk-in closet.
Two more bedrooms are upstairs. The hardwood floors running throughout the home are original.
“It feels nostalgic,” McBane says. “I feel like I am walking into the past with a current face-lift [and] current finishes, because there is just this element of history in it.”
The kitchen boasts quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.
“They did high-gloss cabinets instead of wood cabinets, because that would have been traditional [at] the time,” McBane explains.
Two cars can fit into the oversized garage, which has alleyway access. An attractive-looking driveway with large concrete blocks serves as part of the generous outdoor space.
A fence and a rolling gate enclose the entire area.
“It’s like an oasis back there,” McBane says. “It’s the most aesthetically pleasing driveway I have ever seen.”
The home is in the Park Hill neighborhood, which McBane describes as “cool and groovy” and in walking distance of restaurants, a park, and an elementary school.
“It’s one of the central Denver neighborhoods that people are really drawn to, because it’s so convenient to downtown, but still gives a nice residential quiet feel.”
Although it’s only been on the market for a few days, many people have shown interest in the property and several showings have been scheduled.
McBane says she sees the likely buyer as somebody who “seeks out unique architecture and enjoys owning a piece of history.”
“Of course, you can do that with a Victorian house, and there are lots of Victorian houses to choose from. These [art deco] houses are rare.”