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Arapahoe Acres – The Kern House -1952- SOLD


“A concrete block wall projects from the northeast corner of the Fish House (neighbor) and extends across the lot line to form a key element of the facade of the adjacent Kern House to the east.” The Kern House was built in 1952 and epitomizes the simple and elegant design of all Arapahoe Acres homes and more specifically those designed by Edward Hawkins. A home for discerning MCM buyers.

The Kern House – Arapahoe Acres

Though every home built in Arapahoe Acres is unique unto itself very few can lay claim to the history of The Kern House. Designed and built in 52’ by Edward Hawkins this edifice was featured in the House & Home, August 1952 Edition.  The garage (converted) and the studio were designed by Hawkins and built by Clyde Mannon (A Acres Construction Manager), 1964.  The original owners were close friends of Hawkins. His focus on horizontal lines is obvious in many details.


Historically Sensitive Remodel, Finished in 2013. Restored Mahogany and some new mahogany, restored masonry, 2009 Electrical Panel with 60% Electrical Replaced (New wire, Outlets, Electrical boxes and Updates), Cat 6 house wired and cable,  Flor carpet in 2013 (whole house), Heater/ AC in 2012, Water heater in 2012, 2010 New Exterior Paint, 50% of ceiling restored to original state, Roof Updates, New AA Original front Screen door, New Texas Hybrid Bluegrass Lawn Replaced in 2011 (Front), Backyard Landscaped in 2010, Water spigots in 2011, Herbert Bayer inspired landscaping, Landscape accent lighting, Original gate rebuilt, Shed matching house in 2013, Concrete in service area in 2007, Outdoor water mitigation in 2007 and 2012, Gutters rebuilt and/or replaced in 2012, Fence Upgraded and Raised with Redwood in 2011, Exterior Security lights and more.

Original Mahogany Paneling Throughout

Original Mahogany Paneling Throughout


Kitchen Remodel Finished in 2013. Thermador Oven, Bosch Dishwasher, Jenn air cooktop, Stainless Steel counter and lower cabinet, New Cabinet Fronts and Drawer Stack, Under Cabinet Lighting, New Electrical and GFI Outlets, Rebuilt Original Exhaust fan, Hansgrohe Phillippe Starck Faucet, Bamboo Backsplash and more.

Quaint Cooks Kitchen

Quaint Cooks Kitchen


Bathroom Remodel Finished in 2013. New Original Mahogany Cabinet, Undersink Cabinet, Baseboard, Shelf Unit and additional shelf ($4500), Japanese glass tiles, New insulated tub, New sink and Low flush Toilet, New electrical and outlets, New and updated Plumbing and Sewer, New lights, Medicine Cabinet and Exhaust Fan, New Framing and Insulation, New sheetrock, Rebuilt Window frame and Historic Glass Replaced, Sandy Chilewich floor (purchased not installed) and more.


Family room remodel finished in 2013. 4 AA Windows Historically Updated, Rebuilt Louver, New Mahogany Panels, Baseboard and Interior door. Rebuilt Door and Doorway, Electrical in 2009, Electric Heat in 2012, Cat 6 Wired and Cable.



Studio Remodel Finished in 2013, Main Section Finished in 2008. 2008 Remodel ( New overhangs, beams, fascia, exterior siding, roof, gutters, insulation, electrical and outlets, framing, mahogany doors and thresh hold), 6 New AA Windows Historically Updated, New Mahogany Panels, New AA Historically Updated Closet, Cat 6 Wired and Cable.


In HOUSE + HOME August 1952 pages 120-123. The House was Designed and Built by Ed Hawkins. The Garage (Converted) and the Studio were Designed by Ed Hawkins and Built by Clyde Mannon 1964. The original owners were friends of Hawkins. This house is all about the Horizontal Line as detailed by the roof line, the interior ceiling line, concrete block line and other horizontal details.

James Koustas

Koustas Realty, Ltd.


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