Ester ExteriorTraditional Exterior, Denver

The initial, and dominating program for the design was based on maximizing back yard space on the over-sized lot we had to work with. Once we came to terms with room relationships and overall schematics, we were slightly puzzled as to what the exterior of the building was going to look like. Our client took a trip to Central Illinois where he took a picture of his grandmother's late 1800 Italianate / Greek Revival farmhouse. Upon showing us the picture, and sharing stories of his Grandma Esther, this new house known as "Esther" was born.

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Farmhouse Style With an Unusual InspirationFeb 5, 2013

The lintels and large piece above the front door are Colorado sandstone. The large piece weighs about 3,000 pounds; the team used a boom truck to place it. "The stone comes from a local quarry and feels at home," Mattingly says. "It has a gray, almost pinkish, cast that works very well." The bricks are also local."This house has a quiet presence, and because of the style, it looks like it was one of the original homes that predated the neighborhood," he says.

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Becky Harris added this to City View: Denver Design SoarsJul 30, 2012

"Many neighborhoods have a rich history, yet the character of a neighborhood can vary block by block," says Beth Mikon of Chalet. "Contextual design is not only possible but highly desired. However, this doesn't mean that individuality has to be lost on the outside or inside of a home."

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a2kathla added this to ExteriorsApr 13, 2019

We realize this is idiosyncratic. Mainly, Katherine has a fondness for the tall, skinny windows of these older buildings (there are some around Ann Arbor, too), and the roof overhangs are generous.

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Karen added this to Dream HousesJun 7, 2018

New house - looks like an old Italianate house! Too big for a second home, but a fantasy home nonetheless.

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ksenese added this to Bennedict ExteriorMay 10, 2015

window trim and brick with limestone look good

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