On Saturday, September 26, the Wheat Ridge Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour takes place from 1-5 p.m. with an after party at modmood. The self-guided tour includes a peek inside six homes. Carpooling is encouraged, and a suggested bike route is on the ticket that may be picked up the day of the tour. The check-in location is at modmood, 7700 W. 44th Avenue. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30 online or with cash, check, or credit card at Wheat Ridge 2020 (7391 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge) or at modmood. Same day tickets are $35 and may not be available as the event may sell out. All tickets are picked up at modmood on the day of the tour. There are six homes to see on the tour; here is a peek at three!
At RidgeHaus, guests will tour a contemporary home set on 1909 bungalow bones. The original elements juxtapose some very contemporary treatments such as the rebuilt roof with exposed wood beams, the board-formed concrete entry, and distinctive Shou-Sugi-Ban siding.
This 1951 mid-century modern home includes features inspired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, such as the elegant yet powerful roofline, the large spans of floor-to-ceiling windows, and the three-sided monolithic fireplace serving as a central focal point.
This home was used as a show home for its development and went on to make an appearance in the very first 1950s Parade of Homes.