3074 FOREST ST.
Architect: studiotrope Design Collective
3074 Forest St. | Denver | 80207
Built 1949; 3-bedroom, 1.75-bath, 2000 square feet
Built in 1949, this mid-century modern home on Forest is one of more than a dozen other homes designed and constructed by Edward Hawkins. That same year Hawkins purchased the land to develop a subdivision that would later become realized as Arapahoe Acres. It is there that Hawkins’ influence of/on modern architecture is overwhelmingly apparent. In 2007 this home was found in disrepair. The renovation is sensitive to the simplicity of the floor plan, the materials, and Hawkins’ innovative attempt at passive/solar construction. The addition emphasizes certain historic gestures (facade banding, floor/ceiling glass, brise soleil, thermal mass) while establishing a sense of newness (forms, materials).