Walk around any neighborhood in Denver and it is easy to see how fast the city is growing -- new architecture seems to be popping up around every corner. This Saturday, October 25, four newly-built homes will open their doors to the public for a closer look as part of the annual Denver Modern Home Tour. See these new builds from the inside out and get to know some of Denver's top designers and architecture firms through their work on this one-of-a-kind tour focusing on the best in contemporary living spaces.
Ken Shallcross of Modern Home Tours says the criteria for including a home on this tour is simple: "As long as the home is modern and the homeowners would like to show it of, we like to show it off."
But the tour also pays tribute to mid-century modern homes with recent upgrades, green homes, innovative homes and homes utilizing the latest in smart technology.
Modern Home Tours is a national company that organizes tours in cities across the U.S. and Canada; it started the Denver version in 2011. It was successful and along with many other Western cities like Seattle, San Diego, Portland and Vancouver, Denver has continued to be a hot spot for new development and people excited about showing off their private living space.
"The cities that lend themselves to this tour are quite obvious when you think about it -- any area where there is a lot of land and an active, younger community that wants to build new homes, we're there," says Shallcross.
The tours are self-guided, and all homes featured will act as will call for ticket holders. Once you purchase a ticket online (you can also do so the day of at any location,) participants will get a map of the homes featured and can start the tour anywhere. It is self-guided, but the homeowners and architects will be on hand to answer any questions about the building itself and interior design work. Homes will additionally be staffed by volunteers from Habitat For Humanity, a benefitting non-profit partner of this year's tour.
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The Denver Modern Home Tour goes down this Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. across the city. Kids under twelve are free and tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the tour. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Denver Modern Home Tour's website.