Modern Charm

Classic Homeworks has been transforming Denver homes under the lead of Kelli Cost since 2005. The full-service, design-build firm takes a project from conception to construction, and finally to completion.

Lighten Up

With Denver-based Factor Design Build, your dream home is within reach—whether or not you’re exactly sure what you want. For Co-owner Josh Fiester, that’s an essential aspect of the business.

Updated Colorado Rustic

It’s no secret that Denver’s population is growing — and that means our real estate market is evolving. With more people, there’s more pressure to try to get your hands on a house as soon as it comes on the market - whether or not it’s perfect. Megan Quinn-Mayfield’s approach to house-hunting and selling is different, “Real estate can take…

Asher’s House

 Article Carolyn Davidson | Photography Kylie Fitts  As the owner of RiNo’s Rifugio Modern, Brian Pignanelli spends a lot of his day looking at modern design and furniture — and he’s clearly a lover of the style. So when you first walk up to his Victorian Farmhouse home in the historic district of LoHi, you may be surprised. After all,…

Peace & Serenity

 Article Lisa Van Horne  Rooms: 5 BR / 7 BA  Size: 7,700 square feet

An Oasis on South Forest Lane

 Article Kelli Ruhl  The moment Christine Tunkey walked into the foyer of the home on South Forest Lane, she knew she was home. Two-story ceilings, a sparkling chandelier and a stunning view through the living room to the house’s remarkable backyard left Tunkey in awe. Now, thirteen years later, Tunkey still speaks wistfully of the place she has been lucky…

Malibu Dream House

Liz Richards takes where she lives very seriously. As a real estate agent at Kentwood Properties, Richards has seen more than her fair share of beautiful homes. She firmly believes that the home one chooses should have nothing to do with money, and everything to do with design. “Our homes,” she explains, “should mirror our personalities—our passions, our quirks, our likes…

Zoom In, Zoom Out

Expand your lens. You’ll see a panoramic view of the Rockies from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak and all the heights in between.

Let the Walls Do the Talking

allpaper has been having a bit of a renaissance lately. Gone are the days of floral papers that remind you of your grandmother, replaced by a new era of unique designs, metallic finishes and independent designers.

Pushing Boundaries

When Dan Stern of Aurum Home Technology decided to add a fully functioning kitchen in his RiNo showroom, he turned to his friends at Exquisite Kitchen Design knowing they would deliver the edgy, sophisticated look he was after.

Go Big and Stay Home

Sometimes you just have to go all-out when remodeling—that goes for indoors and outdoors. When Mike and Theresa Garland decided to replace their 10-year-old deck they did just that—and constructed a living space that fits the needs their current active lifestyle with two young boys as well as the inevitable whirlwind as the children grow.

There’s No Place Like Home

Come summertime, Coloradans aren’t just living for the outdoors, they’re living in it. But for those of us living at 5,280, there’s just one tiny problem, and it goes by the name of traffic… Luckily, Four Elements Landscape & Outdoor Living excels in merging the best of both worlds right in your backyard. What started as a small family-owned business…

A Hidden Surprise

Even longtime residents of Cherry Hills Village may have driven past either of the two driveways that reach the Van Loucks’ home without noticing it. Tucked away in Old Cherry Hills Village, the property offers a private, storybook setting, protected from the outside world by large trees, ivy and manicured hedges. A Honduran mahogany gate on each private drive furthers…

The Looking Glass

Located on 2.5 private acres in pastoral Cherry Hills Village, this home is the culmination of creative efforts of the homeowners and premiere architecture, interior design and construction firms throughout the region, all working to create a stunning residence that balances luxury with a welcoming natural warmth.

Vintage Class in Historic Cherry Creek

Walking through this new home build in Cherry Creek, guests are transported to many locales. From a Tuscan villa to a café patio, a kitchen to make French chefs swoon to a cozy, speakeasy-esque wet bar, it’s a home that blends vintage grandeur with an intimate, inviting feel. This juxtaposition of the expansive and the cozy is a challenge that…

Patience Makes for a Prideful Home

Pointing at the scratched and clawed siding, worn shag carpet or the overgrown back porch, he’d start by saying, “One day…” Almost 15 years later, standing in place of that ragged, 1970s-built duplex is a 6,700 square foot, mountain modern, single-family home that was not so much bought or built as it was created by years of fiercely intentional planning…

City Living, Urban Luxury

Walking just downstairs or crossing the street to indulge in world-class Italian or Japanese cuisine. Poolside lounging, barbecuing, or relaxing around a fire pit on the rooftop any time of day. These are just some of the amenities and possibilities available to residents of the Steele Creek Apartments. At the corner of Steele Street and East 1st Avenue, the Steele…

Estate of the Art

Considered the first ultra-luxury home to ever hit the Cherry Creek market, 333 Milwaukee Street, a Colorado-Modern style home on 1/3 premiere acre, offers an exceptionally unique indoor/outdoor experience, with three glass garage doors opening from the kitchen to the pool and courtyard.

Creating Space

hen homeowners Tom Henritze and his wife moved into their mid-century home in the Arapahoe Acres neighborhood, they felt as though it was the “true glass box they had always dreamed of.” They knew they would make it more of their own as time when on, but didn’t want to rush the process.

Blue Crush

Fresh flowers and greenery bring ongoing organic life to a space. Original art and one-of-a-kind pieces bring a special artful, handcrafted luxury. Find at gallery tours, art fairs, Etsy, or frame some children's artwork.

Refining Character

After purchasing this home three years ago, the current owners embarked on a two-year renovation with an objective to refine the 1969 structure with a sophisticated and contemporary touch. While maintaining the original footprint, virtually every element of the structure was transformed. From whole-home automation to environmentally conscious systems, the house evolved from the inside out. The finished product resulted…

Interior Thinking

A native of Oklahoma, Megan Hudacky knew very early in life that her future would involve the design industry. Following a long line of women in her family who attended the University of Oklahoma, she entered the Interior Design program at a time when its focus was on the integration of architecture and design. Her studies included a full range…

Timeless Working Spaces

A kitchen needs to be many things. It needs to be a functional space where you can easily cook and work, but it should also be inviting; a comfortable space that people can enjoy spending time in. In the case of this kitchen remodel on 7th Avenue in the Historic District of Cherry Creek, Thurston Kitchen and Bath Designer Tamar…

Contemporary Neutral

Amy Ehmann is a graphic designer by trade, whose talented work can be seen all over She recently invited us into her home where we learn that her passion for design takes a new form through her newly remodeled kitchen. Take a seat and learn a thing or two from Amy’s tips on how she brought her modern farmhouse…


Established in 1985, Classic Homeworks is a full-service design/build remodeling firm, specializing in the renovation of 100+ year homes in central Denver. One of its latest projects happens to be one the nicest Denver Square homes it has worked on.


article and photography by Kendra Mathewson

Architecture Extended

Brad Tomecek, founder and owner of Tomecek Studio Architecture, approaches building in a different way. His boutique design firm operates on the progressive edge of its field. While fundamentally concerned with issues of space, light and texture, it’s underpinned by an exploration of “how to build.” In order to provide creative solutions to specific circumstances, it employs research-driven processes that…


PHOTOGRAPHY LISA DOANE WHO// Liz Finkelstein WHAT// Fashion and Interior Stylist WHERE// Mile High Style // When I first spoke with the editors about ideas for this feature, I figured I’d be styling a local home, taking it from good to great. This was before I saw the photos of the Harriman family’s Metro home. Quite clearly, the owners … Continued

HMH Architecture + Design Transforms a Local Golf Course Home

 HMH Architecture + Design Transforms a Local Golf Course Home