Own a Piece of History in Arapahoe Acres

1431 E Dartmouth Avenue, Arapahoe Acres, Englewood
The Kern House, Designed by Edward Hawkins

Open House: Saturday 9/28 11am-1pm

Offered at $648,000
MLS 5924093

Open for admiration! Welcome to 1431 E Dartmouth Avenue in Arapahoe Acres . . .


Some of the most unique and inspirational mid-century modern architecture in the Denver area, if not the country, is found in Arapahoe Acres. As the first mid-century neighborhood in the country to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owning a home in Arapahoe Acres is owning a piece of architectural history. But more than the notoriety that comes with owning a home in this unique neighborhood, you get to benefit from the very human-centered design details that make this neighborhood exceptional.


Welcome to the Kern House. Built in 1952, this home is one of the earlier houses built in the tract, and was developed as a group of modest and affordable homes designed by the talented home designer/developer Edward Hawkins. Hawkins designed this group of eight homes as a single cohesive design emphasizing affordability, indoor-outdoor living, and indoor/outdoor privacy. The unique aspects of this group of homes was recognized in the August 1952 issue of House + Home Magazine, a publication devoted to the home building trade.


Built with a simple and elegant architectural language, the flat roofs and deep overhangs of these homes emphasize horizontality, and blend the house into the landscape. Long windows in front of the original house are flanked with louvres that appear like shutters, but are in fact meant to be opened and closed to allow for natural cross ventilation through the house. The houses are connected by private pumice block walls that create a single composition between each of the four pairs of homes, and the same pumice block is used on the exterior itself, left exposed indoors and out, and combined with accents of brick and painted wood.


Inside, this home features original stained exposed beams, exposed pumice block walls, wood paneling, and stained tongue-and-groove wood ceilings. An original wood-paneled pony wall hides the kitchen from the living room, except for a frosted glass opening in the wall, and the kitchen itself features its original cabinets and stainless steel sink and counter. The natural materials bring warmth into the home, the large windows bring natural light, and the efficient floor plan is not-too-big and not-too-small.

Every Arapahoe Acres home is a unique classic, and this home is no exception.
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Arapahoe Acres

1431 E Dartmouth Ave was designed and built by Edward Hawkins as part of the famous Arapahoe Acres development in 1952.

Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Expert, Broker Associate, Resident Realty

Adrian Kinney

Broker Associate | Resident Realty


Home features:

  • 1,558 square feet.

  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

  • 7,405 square foot lot

  • Arapahoe Acres Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Home originally designed by Edward Hawkins, with a later addition by the same. The original design was published in House + Home Magazine in 1952

  • Cohesive design with surrounding homes is both visually appealing and combines outdoor living with planned privacy

  • Distinctive flat-roof design with extremely deep eaves, pumice block, brick, and wood exterior materials, and indoor-outdoor connection with front and back window walls.

  • Built-in ventilation louvres adjacent to the windows provide for natural cross-ventilation.

  • Original interior details, including stained exposed beams and tongue-and-groove ceilings, wood wall paneling, kitchen cabinets and stainless countertop, and a unique wood paneled divider between the kitchen and the living room with an architectural glass opening.

  • Addition includes an additional living room and spacious master bedroom in its own wing.

  • Large background and private side patio.

  • Updated electrical, HVAC, windows, water heater, FLOR carpet tiles, and gutters.

  • Much more!


Interior Photos of 1431 E Dartmouth Avenue

Exterior Photos of 1431 E Dartmouth Avenue