Arapahoe Acres

Denver, Colorado 80210

Arapahoe Acres

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"While there are midcentury modern design houses sprinkled around Denver, and even small enclaves of modernism, Arapahoe Acres is an entire subdivision of midcentury design. One element important to Arapahoe Acres is the Usonian style, once favored by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s Usonian style was developed during the Depression.

In practical terms it meant houses without basements, attics, or ornamentation—a simpler version of his Prairie style. There is also an emphasis on natural materials such as stone and wood and an earth tone palette. Arapahoe Acres was the vision of developer and builder Edward Hawkins, who began the project on the edge of the suburb of Englewood in 1949."

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Dec 2018