Merit Award: Victorian Modern

Sprocket Design-Build gives a Denver Victorian home circa 1882 modern sensibilities.

The restoration of this 1882 Victorian in the city of Denver included an addition, a penthouse and a roof terrace. New steel cladding rises to the penthouse, which floats the roof from the existing structure with a continuous ribbon window and chamfered profile. The space captures the vistas of the city and mountains.

The process between architect and owner/builder took a craftsman approach. The design was conceived through a series of sketches and modeling, which the builder interpreted and executed with trade partners.

The design maintains the integrity of the original structure by saving original masonry elements but brings the structure into the 21st century with modern design.

A steel and timber trellis lightly touch the existing building, creating a layer of space, which captures the side yard and offers privcay from the pedestrian way.

The home is dramatic at night.

Previous owners had attempted to renovate the Victorian structure but were unable to complete the work and sold the building to the current owners.

The original stairwell. Drug dealers had taken over the abandoned building years before.

The new stairwell.

The ribbon window offers great city views.

The mix of wood and steel make the kitchen modern yet warm.

The interior is conceived as a downtown loft-style space. Designers heightened the already tall ceilings by exposing beams.

The loft-syle living room features exposed brick.

New wide board Hickory flooring warms the open sitting room.

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