Cherry Creek’s Tallest Residential Building is All About Luxury

With intimate and elegant transitional places, the Laurel condos are seriously elevated in height as well as style.

We can’t think of a better definition of “luxury living” than a residential space that incorporates hospitality design principles.

Cherry Creek North is synonymous with modern luxury. A charming 16-block outdoor shopping and dining district, the popular neighborhood is home to galleries, boutiques, restaurants, spas, and some of the Denver area’s finest homes. This ever-evolving area redefined luxury living in Denver once again this year with the addition of the neighborhood’s tallest condos, Laurel Cherry Creek.

The project was developed by Pauls Corporation and includes 71 homes across 12 stories. The Laurel includes the highest views that any residential building will ever have in Cherry Creek North.

Rendering by Binyan

There is a certain convenience and status that accompanies a lifestyle “right in the heart of it all,” but the discerning modern-luxury-homeowner still expects their home to be an oasis. How do you maintain the best aspects of urban living with the comforts of lavish living?  You take design cues from the luxury resort industry.

Kimberly Timmons Interiors’ hospitality design team combined their expertise in hotel, resort, and clubhouse design to create shared spaces that somehow don’t feel public—they feel more like one-of-a-kind transitional spaces for owners at the Laurel. 

The Lobby

Photo by David Lauer Photography

Photo by David Lauer Photography

Photo by David Lauer Photography

Entering the Laurel building from the bustling ground level, residents immediately feel a sense of hospitality in the lobby. Its design reflects that of a luxury boutique hotel, complete with a staffed concierge desk, communal cozy seating, and multipurpose bar area. The transitional space takes inspiration from the clean lines and imposing space of the building's architecture, which was designed by Denver architecture firm Johnson Nathan Strohe. 

Elevator Lobbies and Condo Entrances

Photo by David Lauer Photography

Photo by David Lauer Photography

The homeowners’ transition isn’t finished until they have stepped foot in their home. Sometimes, areas like elevator lobbies and entryways are overlooked, but these are important spaces we interact with each day as we head out and return home. The entrance to each residence echoes the stylistic choices found in the lobby niches. Similar materials, along with intentional lighting, create portals that smoothly connect private landings with homeowners’ residences. 

Rooftop Patio

Rendering by Binyan

The rooftop patio is the perfect oasis to unwind while reading a book or hanging out by the stainless-steel saltwater pool—with a tranquil waterfall, to boot. The inviting pool is surrounded by comfy cabanas and plenty of oversized lounge chairs. The outdoor kitchen is fit with grills, a pizza oven, a grand community table, and a fire pit with cozy conversation seating—the perfect spot for entertaining.

The unique woven outdoor furniture stands out and creates an eclectic retreat. The bright pops of orange complement the gorgeous Colorado sunset as it fades behind the mountain range. The versatile furnishings are by Janus et Cie, Out Design Group, Seasonal Living, and Sunpan. To top it all off, the unobstructed views of the mountains and downtown Denver is the best treat of them all.

It’s the details that matter in interior design; something as small as an intentional transitional space can change the way we feel about a home in a shared building. The cozy and elegant design details at the Laurel are truly inviting—and sales of Laurel residences suggest that home-buyers are taking notice. The Laurel led all condo projects in the Denver area for sales in the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year. The project came in with an impressive 10 of the top 25 residential sales, including a top sale at $6.7 million penthouse that is 4,761 square feet—talk about luxury!


DEVELOPER Pauls Corporation ARCHITECTURE Johnson Nathan Strohe INTERIOR DESIGN Kimberly Timmons Interiors ROOFTOP PATIO FURNISHINGS Janus et Cie; Out Design Group; Seasonal Living; Sunpan​

Kimberly Timmons-Beutner is the principal interior designer of Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI), a brain trust of motivated, talented designers with a collaborative, versatile approach to delivering top-quality design that is always unique. View their profile or contact Kimberly at 303.904.8244.

Content for this article provided by Kimberly Timmons Interiors.

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