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Old 04-29-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Interesting that they've been building modern style homes in Stapleton the past few years. I'm not sure who the builder is, maybe Wonderland, that has a line of smaller, modern homes. They kind of mimic elements of MCM. I wonder why no one has just flat out created a new MCM line of homes?? If they could figure out how to keep them warm in winter, anyway. Solar panels and in-floor heating w/double pane glass might be the way.
Yes, I think Wonderland is the builder for the modern ones. I've been inside a few and they are really nice - those double height ceilings may be a killer to heat but they do look pretty spectacular.

I think the lot sizes prevent a true MCM since they need more land unless they are small, and people expect a lot bigger house these days.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Yes, I think Wonderland is the builder for the modern ones. I've been inside a few and they are really nice - those double height ceilings may be a killer to heat but they do look pretty spectacular.

I think the lot sizes prevent a true MCM since they need more land unless they are small, and people expect a lot bigger house these days.

2266 NW Lakeside Pl | Arbor Builders: Bend Oregon Builders

Here's a new-build MCM in Oregon... not a bad try, but still missing something.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I grew up in Harvey Park. The MCM houses are okay, but small, and that part of Harvey Park is not as nice as it is further west. The homes are near the Burns Brentwood neighborhood which is not great.

Today, the MCM blocks are very hit and miss in terms of the quality of the homes and upkeep. It is not a place I would spend nearly $400,000 to live.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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2266 NW Lakeside Pl | Arbor Builders: Bend Oregon Builders

Here's a new-build MCM in Oregon... not a bad try, but still missing something.
That's a 1700 sq ft detached single family on a 5000 sq ft lot - which I don't think you can even find in Stapleton. It's about the same size as my paired house, and my lot size is half that size.

I completely agree with your assessment, though - not a bad try but missing something is a perfect description.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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2266 NW Lakeside Pl | Arbor Builders: Bend Oregon Builders

Here's a new-build MCM in Oregon... not a bad try, but still missing something.
Looks like Richmond Home Builders tried mid-century. It doesn't work for me. The Harvey Park house?
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I grew up in Harvey Park. The MCM houses are okay, but small, and that part of Harvey Park is not as nice as it is further west. The homes are near the Burns Brentwood neighborhood which is not great.

Today, the MCM blocks are very hit and miss in terms of the quality of the homes and upkeep. It is not a place I would spend nearly $400,000 to live.
I looked at street view and yeah, while the house for sale looks nice, a lot of those look rather run down.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Have you looked at street view for your own neighborhood? Mine is from 2012. This one is from 2014. As fast as Denver is gentrifying I don't think the values are out of line for the condition of the house.

It has an open house this weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't under contract next week. Since these were cheap homes to begin with it probably takes a pretty penny to remodel them. But I think the result is worth it.

The other home in the neighborhood that is open this weekend is this one. Not a bad 1950s brick rancher but doesn't have the pizzazz of the Cliff May home.
2471 S Quitman Street, Denver, CO 80219 | MLS 7104254 | Listing Information
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Have you looked at street view for your own neighborhood? Mine is from 2012. This one is from 2014. As fast as Denver is gentrifying I don't think the values are out of line for the condition of the house.

It has an open house this weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't under contract next week. Since these were cheap homes to begin with it probably takes a pretty penny to remodel them. But I think the result is worth it.

The other home in the neighborhood that is open this weekend is this one. Not a bad 1950s brick rancher but doesn't have the pizzazz of the Cliff May home.
2471 S Quitman Street, Denver, CO 80219 | MLS 7104254 | Listing Information
Oh, I don't think the price was bad. Just noticing that more houses in this neighborhood could use the same treatment the one for sale got
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
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Yes, I think Wonderland is the builder for the modern ones. I've been inside a few and they are really nice - those double height ceilings may be a killer to heat but they do look pretty spectacular.

I think the lot sizes prevent a true MCM since they need more land unless they are small, and people expect a lot bigger house these days.
Some mid mod inspired homes are being built right now in Littleton - WILDER LANE - Homes.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:57 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Some mid mod inspired homes are being built right now in Littleton - WILDER LANE - Homes.
For $1 million. Wow!
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