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Coming Soon – The Cantwell House, 1952 Arapahoe Acres

12/07/2018
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1310 E. Cornell Ave.

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Great Room

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True Master Suite

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For the Ladies

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Master Bath

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Original Built-ins

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Guest Bath

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Powder Room

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MCM Details Abound

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James G. Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants

http://www.jameskoustas.com

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SOLD – The Fisher House, 1950 Arapahoe Acres

04/03/2018

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The Fisher House, 2960 S. Marion Street

 

Quintessential, Eugene Sternberg Usonian design in Historic Arapahoe Acres. The Fisher House, 1950 embodies all that was conceived by both Edward Hawkins and Eugene Sternberg whilst creating this architecturally significant neighborhood. Canted with south-west facing views and solar capture this simple yet stunning two bed, one bath home epitomizes the vision of this unique residential development. The combination of brick, wood, and glass speaks volumes about this post-war conception. Earth-tone colors and park-like landscaping set the scene for a proper Mid-Century Modern atmosphere and lifestyle. With integrity preserved, aficionado’s of this style will quickly realize the importance of this modest house.

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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Park Like, Elevated Building Envelope

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Detail, Rich Architectural Accents

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Updated Gas Fireplace

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South-West Facing Main Living Area

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Original Mahogany Paneling & Shelving

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Original Kitchen Cabinets with Finger Slide Doors

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Original Brick Interior Walls

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Updated Water Closet and Shower Basin

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Irrigated Grounds – Front and Garden

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Newly Replaced “Original Style” Fencing Surrounds

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Original Curvilinear Storage Outbuilding

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Added Storage/Gardening Shed

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Stunning MCM Details even in the Carport

 

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Contact – James G. Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants Ltd.

303-210-8342

 

SOLD – The Ghourdjian House 1944 – Greenwood Village – Victor Hornbein Design

02/05/2018

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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

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

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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.

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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

Upper 1565 SQFT

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

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Lower level office

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Lower level guest bed

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Contact – James Koustas

Koustas Property Consultants, Ltd.

303-210-8342