09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Denver Modernism Week, LLC
Lynwood / Krisana Park Neighborhood Check In
5765 East Colorado Avenue, Denver, CO 80224
Denver, CO, US, 80224
Homes will be open 10am-1pm. The tour will include several Lynwood and Krisana Park Homes. After the quick sell out of Krisana Park’s 176 mid-century modern homes, Wolff built a sequel neighborhood in nearby Lynwood.
Enhance your tour experience . . . Historian Atom Stevens will be giving a special talk preceding the tour from 9-10am, diving into detail about the history of H.B. Wolff’s “3-D Contemporary,” its immense success in Denver’s Krisana Park Neighborhood, and the changes that were made for Lynwood.
You have two ticket options for this event:
$20 – 10am Open-House Home Tour Only
$25 – Enhance your experience with the 9am Talk and 10am Open-House Tour
If you are participating in the talk, please check-in at the library before 9am. We plan to start the talk as close to 9am as possible to allow attendees that are participating in the tour as much time as possible to see the homes. You will receive a map of the house locations here. The talk will take place at:
Virginia Village Public Library
1500 S Dahlia St
Denver, CO 80222
If you are not participating in the talk, the check-in location for the tour will be provided via email closer to the event date. At check in, you will receive a map of the house locations.
Krisana Park and its nearby sister neighborhood Lynwood together contain 299 beatuiful examples of mid-century modern houses built during 1956-57. Wheras Krisana Park offered only one floorplan with multiple exterior designs, modifying roof-lines, windows, siding, and masonry to create different looks, Lynwood was offered with six different floorplans and two exteriors each. The design options included a tri-level and A-frame model in addition to updated versions of the “3-D Contemporary” model that made Krisana Park so popular.
Often referred to as “Like-lers,” due to their similarity to the homes that the architecture firm Jones & Emmons designed for California’s Joseph Eichler, these homes were designed by Denver architect Frenchie Gratts of the firm Gratts & Warner.