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From Dated 1950s Home to Dream City Dwelling Before and After

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
Michelle Johnson
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Set in Denver’s quaint Bonnie Brae neighborhood, this two-story International Style home hadn’t been touched since it was built in 1950. Amanda Precourt, owner of AJP Realty & Design, was drawn to the home’s retro details—blonde exterior brick, a boxy facade, flat rooflines, glass-block windows in the entryway—and generous lot size. But small and scant windows, compartmentalized rooms and passé hard finishes (read: pink and turquoise tile) made the interiors dark and dated.

Wardman Tower to be Transformed into 32 Luxury Condos

The Washington Post
By Michele Lerner
Thursday, December 10, 2015
For more than eight decades, the historic Wardman Tower at Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW in the Woodley Park section of Washington has captured the attention of countless commuters and tourists on their way uphill to the National Zoo or downhill to Dupont Circle.

Each spring the corner is awash with bright blooms that draw the eye from the street up the gentle slope to the distinctive Georgian Revival-style apartment building, which is wrapped by 2.5 acres of manicured gardens.

An Architect's Home in Jackson Hole

Mountain Living
By Norman Kolpas
Friday, January 1, 2016
Before designing any residence, a thoughtful architect will aim to gain a firsthand understanding of the site: how it relates to the landscape; the impact of the seasons; where the sun rises and sets at different times of year; where snow accumulates and where the winds blow. But most architects have only a few days to gather such impressions.    

Freestanding and Multi-Sided Fireplaces Radiate Heat, Aesthetics ... and Value

Vail Valley Home
by stephen lloyd wood
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Imagine, on the next cold winter’s day, one simple but amazing, blazing  fame providing warmth and cozy ambiance not only to the living room of your home, but also to the dining area, the kitchen, the bar and even a bedroom. With today’s trend toward  floor plans being more and more open, and technology and building techniques allowing more creativity than ever before,  fireplaces that can heat and be enjoyed from more than one aspect are becoming an essential feature in many luxury mountain homes. “I think we’re always looking for great, new and creativ
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