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A Tale of Two Brownstones




Maintaining the spirit  of Denver’s exciting urban renewal, the 2007 Junior Symphony Guild (JSG) Designer Showhouse is moving into the city’s core, “where new construction and residents are reshaping Denver’s personality,” says JSG president Marie Cramer. Traditionally, the JSG has renovated older, historic houses, but this year, the event features two new residences—identical urban townhomes with distinct personalities. The first is designed for a “Global Couple” with refined tastes and eclectic finds from worldly travels. The second is decorated for the “Modern Family” with design that embraces urban architecture and a lifestyle with a sense of functionality and comfort. “This is a fascinating opportunity to see what different designers can do with the exact same spaces,” Cramer says.

More than 20 interior designers have offered their time, talents and ideas. “The designers are creative in showcasing ways to work with standard items from the builder,” says Cramer. “They demonstrate ideas people can take with them to fit their own homes.”

The brownstones are part of the new Inca 29 development in the Prospect neighborhood just west of Coors Field. At 3,000 square feet, each of the townhomes has a great room, three bedrooms, a flex space,  garage and elevator. “Large windows let in a lot of light and each brownstone has a private rooftop deck,” says developer Jason Ahlers of Level Development Group.

The 32nd Annual Junior Symphony Guild Designer Showhouse, located at 2900 Inca, opens to the public from April 28th through May 20th. It represents a year-long effort from the Guild’s volunteer members, who locate a home, select the designers, and organize and staff the event. All proceeds from the Showhouse and an accompanying boutique support music education and appreciation in Denver area schools. Programs include performances at elementary schools and introducing children to symphonic and orchestral music. For more, see the May 2007 issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.

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