Umatilla won the 2011 Mayor’s Design Awards for best Single Family Home. This 6,000 square foot custom, contemporary residence features a four-story, steel monostringer, walnut plank, floating staircase. The home fully takes advantage of the remarkable views of Downtown Denver and the Front Range staring with a spectacular 22- foot south facing wall of windows imported from Germany. A glass garage door separates the main floor study from living room without compromising the city views. A large rooftop deck with a fully equipped exterior kitchen and a frameless glass guardrail finish the outdoor living space. An elevator runs four stories from the finished basement to the rooftop deck. There are four bedrooms, eight baths, 1800 square foot man cave, and three car garage. The exterior is comprised of black brick, gray and green stucco and red steel.
A few notable architectural design elements integrating the Contemporary home to the historic structures include the overall scale and proportion of the front façade. Both the new and the historic homes share large window openings on the main level and smaller punched window openings on the upper level. Both have attached front porch elements: And the parapet wall crowning the historic homes has been reinterpreted as a cantilevered eave. The front façade was designed to address the scale of the Historic district. The side of the home was designed to address the scale of the City of Denver. From its Bluff overlooking the residence has a see and be seen attitude.
RealArchitecture Ltd & Unrealconstruction LLC. has successfully designed and constructed this Landmark project that not only integrated a contemporary style home into a historic district but presents new exciting architecture to the Denver skyline.