Photos by Nate Polta, Courtesy of Mile Hi Modern
Oftentimes, marrying the notions of modern architecture and family-friendly livability is a lofty, if not impossible feat. Yet in the case of 2610 East Cedar Avenue, that’s exactly what was achieved. Using a tactical approach that married the outside with the interior environment, BOSS Architecture and Montare Builders created a residence that is arguably as comfortable as it is beautiful. And while incredibly private with absolutely no windows visible from the facade, the home also allows for ample natural light with its floor-to-ceiling glass design. A design that is not only incredibly rare, but also ideal for its central locale in the midst of bustling Cherry Creek.
With more than 7,000 expansive square feet built around a central courtyard, the structure boasts five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. And while it was constructed with top-of-the-line, modern materials, the home remains approachable and conducive to everyday living with young children.
The home’s main level is rich with custom millwork and natural light, making for a contemporary yet decidedly intimate vibe. A sunken dining room offers unexpected architectural panache, as does a custom three-sided peninsula fireplace, a Bocci 73 chandelier, a dual-sided glass wine cabinet and a wall of low-profile planter boxes that serves as a continuation of sorts from the courtyard just beyond.
Naturally, the kitchen serves as the heart of the home, and a stunning one at that. A striking limestone waterfall island playfully intersects with a live edge table by local woodworker Taavi Designs. Dark wood and warm millwork cabinetry are elevated by a lack of visible hardware, which not only makes the design sleek, but also child-friendly. Ultra-high-end appliances and natural quartzite counters add to the modern yet livable tone of the space, as does a unique custom pendant light.
Upstairs, all of the home’s bedrooms boast en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, and all are adorned with ambient natural light and fine natural materials. The children’s spaces are modern yet playful with graphic wallcoverings in muted hues, while the primary bedroom serves as the true piece de resistance. Grooved oak and contemporary pendant lights frame the headboard wall, while a fireplace graces the far wall, emitting warmth throughout the space without overpowering the sleek composition. While the stackable glass doors provide views into the pool area, an additional private deck is tucked within the front façade of the home, giving owners a serene respite to enjoy all to themselves.
Lavish yet demure, the primary bathroom features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, Toto Washlet, a wide Negresco vanity and a freestanding soaking tub, while the custom walk-in feels more like a luxury boutique than a closet.
The home’s lower level is ideal for casual family time and guest retreats alike with a media room outlined by a Shinnoki wet bar, a gaming room crowned by an Apparatus Arrow chandelier and guest bedrooms that are reminiscent of art galleries with bright white walls and natural light flowing in from large egress windows. Nearby, the home gym is impressive and spacious, even boasting an infrared sauna.
Outdoors, the home’s courtyard is an entertainer’s dream – a true oasis within the city that connects to almost every indoor space surrounding it. A decadent swimming pool and hot tub blend beautifully with the property’s au currant architecture, while a Wolf grill, pizza oven, outdoor projector and lavish landscaping create a resort-like experience, all within the comforts of home.