Friday, September 24, 2010

Home Tour Heaven: The Conclusion

I am sorry that it has taken so long to post these photographs.
I have been a bit under the weather.  

I had a wonderful time voyeuring through the seven gorgeous homes 
on this year's Park Hill Home Tour.

Now without further adieu-I will go straight to answering the trivia questions
(as promised in my first Home Tour Heaven post)

It was this charming 1934 tudor (above) that boasts a 
master suite which encompasses its own floor.

This absolutely beautiful 1932 tudor and-I must admit-my favorite house this year
evokes the ambience of Provence with a courtyard decorated in tree stump benches 
and ornate iron lanterns hanging from tree branches.  It also has the kitchen countertops made from limestone slabs that came from Denver's courthouse steps.

Another tudor-this one built in 1934
(I say that you can never have too many tudors ;-)
has the exterior of an old house but 
the interior of a mid-century modern ranch.

The fourth and final stately tudor built in 1932
has a sunroom that was featured in a recent addition of 
Remodel Magazine.

The Italianate and Spanish Colonial Revival home pictured above 
was not only the house to which I was assigned as a tour guide
but is the also the place that features a dining room 
painted in chartreuse with a coffee ground glaze.

It was truly exquisite.

I am giving less attention to the 1928 mission style home pictured above-
only because I posted the photograph in my original post.
It isn't any less deserving nor wonderful.
It is also the home of the antique cotton candy pink apothecary cabinet.

Another mission style lovely built in 1928 and again given less attention
because of the first posting and not because it doesn't deserve attention.
This fabulous home has appeared in a design book titled
"Updating Classic American Ranches"

(I so wish my 1964 classic american ranch resembled this beauty ;-)

I had hoped to take interior photographs as well but we were asked not to do so.
Of course, I saw a few people-Nikons in hand-breaking the rules.  
At that point I thought that perhaps I should have been a little less reasonable.

Before concluding-I want to say thank you to Loui of Mountain Mermaid for making a special trip to meet me on Sunday.  It was truly a pleasure to finally meet you and I look forward to getting together soon.  

May you have a weekend filled with love and laughter.

I am linking this post to Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
I can't think of a better source for inspiration than a 
Home Tour featuring vintage Denver mansions!


  1. Hi Cris..
    what a beautiful day it was for a Home tour in one of the loveliest areas of Denver..
    the homes were beautiful..
    both in reality and photos..
    who was the artist who did the sketches..
    of course the highlight of my day was finally meeting YOU in person!!
    looking forward to many more happy meetings!!
    warmest sandy hugs..

  2. Tudors are one of my favorites. So stately and I adore all the brickwork. Looks like a good time!

  3. Love all those old homes..thanks for sharing
    hopped over from Debra's VIF...

    Tammy :-)

  4. I loved the photos of the homes from the Home Tour. I posted today pics of houses in my neighborhood. Be sure to go by and check them out.

  5. I'm just knocked out with these houses! Tudor style is just about my favorite! Loved seeing the drawings of each home too. Thanks so much for sharing this and linking up with VIF!!


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