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Six years ago, this two bedroom house sold for $510,000. It was torn down to make way for new construction.

The new house was under construction for almost six years. The house has finally been listed for sale. The two-story 9,863 sq. ft. mid-century inspired house has seven bedrooms and nine and a half baths. The house is listed for $5.75m. Personally, I like the house but I think it’s on the wrong lot on the wrong street. This is going to be a hard sale. The house is on a street where most expensive house sold for $2.5 million. It’s on a corner with one street having heavy traffic. This house is on a third of an acre lot. The other houses in the neighborhood that sold in this price range were on acre lots and had at least 10,000 sq. ft. This house will probably sit on the market for a year.

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Darth Office

This office building in the Denver Tech Center always reminds me of Darth Vader.
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Commons Park Cranes

Three cranes towering over construction projects by Commons Park on the western edge of downtown.

E6D02F66-9E20-48D8-9763-8E670859FA2B.jpegConfluence Park is in the foreground (where Cherry Creek meets the South Platte River).

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Perry is back in town. She announced her return with a text that seemed longer than Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Perry spent the last few months selling art to tourists in Michigan. I’ll be meeting up with Perry on Friday night to attend the closing party for the art museum’s Geo Ponti building (the Italian architect’s only U.S. building), which is being closed for a $150 million renovation. I wonder if Perry has booked an appointment with Paddy. Let the drama resume.

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Building Details

Architectural detail of my client’s office building.

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A picture post for today. I’m counting down the days until I return to servitude.

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View from the rear door of the Pattern Shop Gallery. Two new construction projects can be seen on the other side of the train tracks that run along the rear of the property. The light rail from Union Station in downtown to the airport also runs behind the gallery.

Interesting shot of the building next to the Pattern Shop:

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Paddy, JP and I hit a few galleries tonight. The third friday of the month is collectors’ night allowing for a small intimate crowd as opposed to the choas of First Friday.

Two new cranes have popped up on the western edge of the Golden Triangle. Yet another luxury apartment building is beign erected.

Interesting mix of architecture in the Santa Fe Arts District.

Tongiht, Niza Knoll Gallery opened Fired 2017, a juried ceramics show. There are some great pieces in this show. My favorite was Macy Dorf’s Gateway priced at $5,000.

Paddy drove past the iconic El Chapultepec in LoDo on the way home. This Denver institution has been around since 1933. It was one of Jack Kerouac’s favorite haunts in the 1950’s. It’s a bar serving Mexican food along with being home to Denver’s best Jazz and R&B artists. Count Basie, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw and many other famous musicians have played at the “Pec” over the years.

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RiNo Cranes

Standing on Blake Street in RiNo outside of the Pattern Shop Studio looking towards LoDo on Friday night. Two new residential constructions projects are rising in the distance.
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