a mid-century modern renovation and restoration of a Denver Harvey Park Lou Carey built Holiday Home

The garden produces 

Everything is coming along nicely. 


AC Installed!

New AC, new furnace, new water heater. Comfort abounds. 

Exterior Painted! 

Less light blue, more steel gray. 

Yard work

The back yard was a mess due to two prior above ground pools and way too many weeds. Too much grass. This weekend we tried to make it better. 

Added some raised garden beds from reclaimed shipping pallet collars, 7 tons of stone and 7 yards of mulch.  We are tired!

Garage built! 

From an original carport to a huge terribly built shed complete with fake brick, to a small-yet-functional garage space.


The basement has all sorts of weird sized and randomly cut doors. And they all look terrible. But replacing them isint really practical.  So we painted them and put on new hardware. 

Laundry Room

The previous owners built a substantial folding table and storage unit – and the built it pretty well – but it wasn’t finished and the raw wood colors didn’t really support the aesthetic we are going for.  

We painted it and built doors for the front. 

Craft Room Project

We laid new flooring, organized our board games and installed trim in this room to make it feel more finished.  The old closet will become a workspace and a door will be added to the large storage closet. In the large storage closet, we repainted the Forrest green and maroon red and added shelving. 

Electrical work continues

The prior homeowners made some less-than-compliant upgrades to electrical in the basement. Today we had our electricians add junction boxes, replace light fixtures with LEDs, correct wiring to outlets and more. Partly in preparation for adding a doorway between the downstairs bedroom/craft room to the storage room.  

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