Located southeast of Denver and bounded by Dahlia St., Florida Ave., Holly St., and Louisiana Ave., this neighborhood’s claim to fame is its collection of stunning midcentury modern homes inspired by the famous architect Joseph Eichler. These homes, along with the neighboring Lynwood, boast floor-to-ceiling glass, slatted wood ceilings, unique fireplaces, clean lines, and open floor plans that give the homes a great deal of additional square footage (1). Today, many of these beauties are being updated and renovated without sacrificing their design and original charm.
Krisana Park has recently gained many accolades among Denverites, taking home the top prize for 5280’s best Denver neighborhood, in addition to taking home the crown of the Denver Mayor’s Award for best neighborhood 2009. There have been featurettes for Krisana Park homes in HGTV, Modern in Denver Magazine, the Denver Post, Dwell Magazine, and several other media sources.
The Krisana Park neighborhood is located near Ash Grove Park, Garland Park, and Potenza Park. Garland Park is a sanctuary for sports enthusiasts, with both organized and pick-up games of soccer, basketball, football, rugby, ultimate frisbee, tennis, softball, baseball and volleyball being played there frequently. If you’re not into sports but are trying to stay active, it’s a prime spot to bike and run through, or to simply stroll through with the pets. All of this is situated next to Lollipop Lake, a small body of water with roaming ducks, geese, and red-winged blackbird. Finally, the park features several picnic tables and a grilling area, which is located perpendicular to its two outstanding playgrounds. The Cherry Creek trail also runs across an area of this neighborhood, which is beloved for its easy access to both the Cherry Creek shopping area and downtown Denver. Spanning the length of 3 counties and 40 miles, this trail is a local favorite for biking, inline skating, and walking, is wheelchair accessible, and is easily entered via the Krisana Park neighborhood!
Krisana Park – Real Estate Snapshot
The popular television series Mad Men put midcentury modern homes back on the radar, and prices have increased as a result. Krisana Park is full of fabulous homes in this style, with all of the desirable traits of these homes intact and more square footage to boot. The most notable of these traits include an open floor plan, courtyards, floor to ceiling glass, and indoor/outdoor living. Prices typically start in the low $400,000’s.