Historic Denver Home Renovation: N Humboldt Street Project


In the heart of Denver’s historic Driving Park District, this beautifully restored 1906 home is the epitome of modern elegance with a nod to its timeless heritage.

Denver Remodel,Denver Design,Denver Architects,Denver Construction,Boulder Remodel,Boulder Design,Boulder Architect,Boulder Construction

Historic Denver Neighborhood and Architectural Style

The North Humboldt St. Project is located in the heart of Denver’s historic Driving Park District. Originally built in 1906, this Queen Anne-style home is part of Denver’s local landmark designation program, a public process that recognizes properties of historical, architectural, and geographical importance to the City and County of Denver. Queen Anne, an architectural style popularized in Denver between the 1880-1910s, is marked by characteristics including corner towers and bays, prominent decorative porches, projecting gables, and contrasting materials – particularly wood and brick.


Project Inspiration

The homeowners were immediately drawn to this historic home when they moved from California to Colorado. They were inspired by the preservationist ethos of San Francisco’s historic neighborhoods, where it is common to keep the exterior facades of older homes as they were originally constructed while modernizing the interiors over time to fit with today’s lifestyle and aesthetic trends. The owners wanted to preserve and respect the house’s vintage Queen Anne style exterior while making the interior brighter, more open, and updated, to create better flow and improve the connection with the outdoors.


Blending New with Old

Denver Remodel,Denver Design,Denver Architects,Denver Construction,Boulder Remodel,Boulder Design,Boulder Architect,Boulder Construction

The updated interior design has a clean, contemporary feel, with a mix of finishes that bridge the gap between the house’s historic origins and current architectural styles.


Open Floor Plan and Home Bar

Denver Remodel,Denver Design,Denver Architects,Denver Construction,Boulder Remodel,Boulder Design,Boulder Architect,Boulder Construction

Factor Design Build transformed the home’s first floor by removing a dividing wall that separated the kitchen, living, and dining spaces. The addition of a bar area created a more open and inviting design, perfect for entertaining. The sleek bar area features modern, rift-cut white oak cabinets juxtaposed with quartz countertops and antique mirrored tile backsplash. The overall effect is a stunning blend of contemporary design and timeless elegance that perfectly complements the rest of the home’s aesthetic.


Kitchen Renovation

In the kitchen, modern euro-style appliances and grey slab cabinets are complemented by rustic white oak wide-plank flooring and more traditional lantern-style light fixtures and brass accents. The custom-made wood dining table seamlessly connects to the kitchen island, providing an ease of movement for cooking and entertaining. The table is aesthetically pleasing and functional, making it a perfect addition to the kitchen.


Standout Design Elements

Throughout the home, bold paint colors add a touch of drama, while luxurious finishes, gold fixtures, and thoughtful amenities like a dog-washing station in the laundry room elevate the home’s functionality and charm. The home’s original Queen Anne exterior details were preserved, but painted in more of a cool, clean contemporary palette.


Ready to embark on a historic home remodel and create your dream home design? Factor Design Build is experienced in remodeling historic homes in the Denver and Boulder area!

 

CONTACT US

Ready to invest in your home and yourself? Let’s discuss your next luxury design-build project.

CONTACT US

Awards

© 2024 Factor Design Build. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Site by 00:OT STU