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For Sale – The Ghourdjian House 1944 – Greenwood Village – Victor Hornbein Design

10/17/2017

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For the discerning buyer in search of architectural significance and the privacy of an estate-like setting, The Ghourdjian House at 606 E. Belleview Avenue is a rare opportunity and perfect find.  For the family looking to raise children under the canopy of mature trees amid proper, mid-century modern design in Greenwood Village, there is none comparable.

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Designed in 1944 by famed, Colorado, architect Victor Hornbein (1913-1995.) This modest, Usonian style home was one of his first residential commissions in the metro area and clearly blazed the trail for design aficionado’s looking to escape the city and live in the rolling hills of Greenwood Village.

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With exceptional care and detail, the current owners have updated the home to include a modern kitchen, which includes cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, dual dishwashers, Silestone counter tops, Italian tile and a breakfast bar. The main floor master suite has prominent views of the sprawling yard, gardens, and pool.

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The open floor plan, of which was key to both the architect and the owner, allows for the quintessential indoor/outdoor living experience so important to MCM philosophy and design.

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A 10ft. privacy wall and motorized gate affords security and privacy for the home and its surroundings. The fourth bedroom, in a separate wing, can be utilized as a study, artist studio or a gentleman’s retreat (man cave.) The home also boasts the distinction of being featured in a past issue of Architectural Digest.

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James G. Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants

http://www.jameskoustas.com

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Another Accolade – Arapahoe Acres ​ – 7 midcentury modern neighborhoods to know – Curbed.com

10/06/2017

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https://www.curbed.com/2017/10/5/16430768/midcentury-modern-development-neighborhood-architecture

 

This article clearly articulates the issue with “botched renovations” and the impact on  Arapahoe Acres historical designation. If you’re going to own important, living art, learn about it before you f*ck it up.

 

James Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants, Ltd.

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SOLD- The Sitterman House 1955 – Arapahoe Acres

08/22/2017

 

 

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Coming Summer 2017

http://www.jameskoustas.com/the-sitterman-house/

 

James G. Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants, Ltd

303-210-8342

 

 

SOLD -The Fish House 1953 – 1421 E. Dartmouth Ave. – Arapahoe Acres – Englewood Co

02/15/2016
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The Fish House – 1421 E. Dartmouth Ave

” The Fish House faces south on a level lot on the south perimeter of the neighborhood. It is a single story with inset one car garage, the western-most house in a group of three joined by a concrete block wall.”

– Diane Wray

A splendid example of historical stewardship and modern updates in Arapahoe Acres. This two bed, one bath home proves that with a mindful approach and attention too detail, historical properties can be updated and not lose the intrinsic soul that makes them so rare. Original mahogany paneling throughout, exposed beam ceilings, vertical floor to ceiling windows, louvered panels, wood burning fireplace, original wall-mount clock, original screen door and gate. Updates include a tasteful, cooks kitchen, bathroom, new roof (Nov 2015) central air, and full size washer/dryer.  A detached studio and one car garage provide extra space for work, play and hobbies. This little gem provides buyers an opportunity to enter the coveted neighborhood and own a piece of Colorado, architectural history. Arapahoe Acres is a historic district. Please advise your buyers accordingly. Showings are by appointment only. Selling agent must be present. Not in MLS

Main 1102 SQFT

 

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Contact – James Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants Ltd.

303-210-8342

SOLD – The Petersen House 1952 – 1327 E. Cornell Avenue – Arapahoe Acres – Englewood Co

01/06/2016
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The Petersen House 1952

“The Petersen House consists of a two story block to the rear of the lot with a one story wing with inset one car garage projecting to the south.”

-Diane Wray

This home is available for the most discerning of Arapahoe Acres, design aficionados. The three bed, two bath, two fireplace structure is a stunning example of original Arapahoe Acres  floor plan with appropriate updates. New (2015) commercial grade roof, new paint exterior/interior, 200 amp service with central air, original bamboo railing and George Nelson fireplace tools, hardwood and cork flooring, climate controlled wine cellar. Includes plasma TV with surround sound. Arapahoe Acres is a historic district please advise your buyers accordingly. Showings are by appointment only. Selling agent must be present. Not in MLS

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Lower 553 SQFT

Total 2118 SQFT Appraiser Measured 9/2015

As seen on HGTV What You Get for the Money

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Full size utility room. Unheard of in A Acres

Full size utility room. Unheard of in A Acres

Guest bath

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3 x 10 Climate controlled wine cellar

3 x 10 Climate controlled wine cellar

Lower level office

Lower level office

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http://www.arapahoeacres.org

Contact James G. Koustas for a total breakdown of updates, price and showings.

Contact – James Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants, Ltd.

303-210-8342

SOLD – 1314 S. Eudora St. – Krisana Park – Denver CO

11/24/2014

Architectural aficionado’s looking for a Denver address will be pleased to know this Mid-Century Modern abode, in beautiful Krisana Park is now available. IMG_0921

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IMG_3094Contact: James Koustas

Koustas Realty Ltd.

303-210-8342

Arapahoe Acres – The Christensen House – 1951 – SOLD

02/07/2014
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Arapahoe Acres – 1951

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Original Vanity & Bamboo Towel Rack

Original Vanity & Bamboo Towel Rack

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Moving Mahogany Wall

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Original Studio

Original Studio

Contact:

Jim Koustas

Koustas Realty, Ltd.

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