460 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO

This home was designed in two phases for two different owners. The core residence was designed for a typical urban lot in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. Despite limited site dimensions, space was carved out for sunken gardens, terraces, balconies, and a rooftop deck. All of this is tied together with several stairways and interlocking galleries. There are no dead-end spaces, providing many opportunities to explore and spend time.

Ten years later, new owners purchased a narrow adjacent lot and asked us to design a private gym. This addition resulted in a garden courtyard joining the old with the new. The gym is two stories. The upper portion accommodates yoga and aerobics; the lower level has free weights and cardio equipment. A mid-level juice bar and lounge connects the two areas with a sweeping stairway. Natural light illuminates every space, some of it provided by a sixteen -foot-diameter polycarbonate dome over the juice bar.

At this writing, the home is on the market for $14 million — the highest price ever asked for a residence in Cherry Creek.

Streetscape from south.
Streeetscape from north.
Entry stairs.
Courtyard between gym (left) and main house (right).
Dining room.
Dining room side table.
Hall at rear service stairs.
Living room.
Sunken garden at front of house.
Sunken garden at sideyard.
Courtyard between gym and main house.
Mid-level lounge at gym.
Main stairs.
Copurtyard at night.
Rear yard stairs to rooftop spa.
Sixteen-foot diameter polycarbonate skylight above gym.
Skylights at gym reinforce the circular theme.