An Architect's Modern Masterpiece

Designed as the personal residence of architect Curtis Fentress, the space exemplifies sophisticated living in Denver
Photos by Ian Warren Photography

Walking into Four Seasons Residence #4050 is like walking into a museum, but one with fun, whimsy and elegance combined. The apartment is a modern work of art fashioned by and for a world-reknowned architect, and it's on the market for $5 million.

Designed as the personal residence of architect Curtis Fentress, the space exemplifies sophisticated living in Denver, a city not typically known for modern architecture. Fentress, one of the world's most revered masters of public architecture, and his firm designed Denver International Airport and the Colorado Convention Center. Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti designed the north campus renovation and new welcome center at the Denver Art Museum. In 2001, HNTB Architecture and Fentress Architects completed the 14-story, 76,000-seat Mile High Stadium.

At just over 4800 square feet, Fentress' three bedroom, four bathroom home is exactly what you would expect from a world class architect. Italian cabinetry, marble floors, state-of-the-art Thermador appliances, exceptional lighting to showcase the finest art collection and home automation are just some of the luxurious details found throughout the home. 

What's more, from its vantage point atop the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, the home has some of the best city and mountain views in Colorado.

"It was designed with a modern aesthetic, but with specificity and simplicity in mind, and a real emphasis on views, light and calm. A very minimalist approach." says Stan Kniss,  Managing Broker for Slate Real Estate Advisors, who is selling the unit along with Aaron Tajchman of Real Estate Revolution. "It's a large space, but it doesn't ever feel overwhelming. It's still very intimate."

The space is well-suited for smaller gatherings or large-scale entertaining. Every room feels natural and comfortable, and the subtle use of similar, yet different materials make the transitions seamless. The juxtaposition between the modern elements and old world accents, furniture and art is a playful combination that adds personality and fun to the home. 

One of the most essential elements in the space is light. Walls of glass invite rays of sunshine to playfully reflect across surfaces. Further, when the sun sets and the city comes alive, there is a magic to the sea of lights laid out below.

Clean lines and an absence of ornamentation set the tone for the entire home. The kitchen features a 24-foot island and sleek white cabinets with gray herringbone floors to add a touch of texture to the space. Pops of red can be found throught the home to complement the white, like prototype airport chairs originally designed by Fentress.

The custom-built shelves cover a wall of the home leading to two bedrooms, perfect to display collections of books, art pieces and photographs. The teardrop art installation is a nod to life in a high-rise building, intended to lean and move with the subtle teetering of a skyscraper. 

Two bathrooms feature stunning free-standing tubs with incredible views of the city below. The funky powder room at the front of the home hosts custom-made neon light fixtures and  cowhide ceiling tiles. 

The art in the home in unmatched, and the layout of the space is, in a word, intentional. Every detail was carefully considered and centered on essentialist ideals, where less, but better, is the rule.

The well-spaced master bedroom features a floor-to-ceiling wall of closets for privacy, and large windows framing city views. 

See the listing here

Categories: Architects, Interiors