Here are a few facts about my little neglected blog:

1 – While it appears that I haven’t done anything on my blog in a million years, trust that I have mentally written about 100 posts. One day I’ll actually get to them.

2 – Readers have this blog from around the country have shared with me ideas and recommendations (for our ongoing house project) that have saved me oodles of time and money. Yea for me.

3 – I’ve met the best people through this blog. I often forget that I haven’t actually met a lot of people in person. And, with that, I recently met a new friend through this blog. This is where it gets cool.

Sean Jourdan is a Denver filmmaker who is working on his most recent project, “Teddy Boy”. He contacted me, as the backdrop for this psychological thriller is here in Colorado. Specifically, the primary location was written as a modern home. He contacted me to find potential ideas. While I would have loved to have him shoot his movie in my house, my house isn’t a fit. But, we had fun brainstorming local modern house ideas.

I’m so excited to say that Sean is potentially able to shoot his movie in this Denver area mid-century modern gem. This house was designed by Joseph Lort, an architect, who has other homes that are recognized for their historical significance. (One of his other homes was on the 2009 Historic Denver Summer of Modern Home Tour).

Here’s what I love about this particular house where Sean hopes to shoot his movie.

– I love the dramatic lines – look at that overlook/balcony.

– It’s in Bow Mar – a neighborhood southwest of Denver – all of the homes are on expansive lots adjacent to a lake and with views of the mountains. There WERE a lot more mid-century modern gems in this neighborhood, BUT…you know what happens, right? Scrape, scrape, scrape. The fact that this house is still here and has been restored is fabulous.

– This house is on the cover of the Historic Denver Modern Home Guide. (Which, by the way, you gotta know that these books are great. There are 20 books – for all of the historic neighborhoods in Denver).

Here’s the kicker—this house is a few grand over Sean’s location budget. Sean has met his fundraising goal for his movie. If he can raise just a few more thousand dollars, he will be able to shoot his movie in this fabulous house. I’m totally selfish—I want to see the interior of this house! Want to help? Contributions of ANY amount are welcome. And, even if you can’t contribute, can you please forward/post this on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog pages?



Preservation for Living Workshop – This Weekend in Denver

November 10, 2011

Sorry for the last minute notification here, but I just found out about this. Historic Denver is holding a series of preservation workshops for homeowners. Based on the info on their site, they appear to be very practical. This workshop is held this Saturday, November 12 3-7PM. As you may remember, we applied for (and […]

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October Modern Fun

October 18, 2011

If you’re looking for some more modern fun in October, you might want to check out the Denver Modern Home Tour this weekend, October 22. The event is being produced by a team out of Austin, TX. They’ve produced similar events in other cities, but this is their first time in Denver. Now, they aren’t […]

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And Just Like That, We Fell Off the the Face of the Earth…

October 17, 2011

Okay, not really. But, we went a little crazy trying to finish up the backyard landscape in August. We agreed to host our annual Arapahoe Acres Neighbor’s Night Out at the end of August. And, while we knew that we are never really “finished”, we wanted to have as much done as we could on […]

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Goodwill Commercial

August 15, 2011

I mentioned a few weeks ago that our house was used to shoot a commercial for the Goodwill of Denver. We were connected to the location scout for the production agency through our real estate agent, Shannon Stanbro. They were here for about 12 hours with a crew shooting in our master bedroom and our […]

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Putting Lipstick on a Pig or Speed Painting

August 14, 2011

Sometimes you don’t have time to do a whole project, but the current state of affairs is just too dreary! We really want to re-do our bathrooms and we even have the historic sinks waiting to be installed in our basement, but no time yet…and not money yet. But, the bathrooms function (somewhat), so it’s […]

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This Landscape is Killing Me

August 13, 2011

I’ve battled the landscape all week. Little plants are so easy to just pop in the ground and mulch up. But, these 17 Buckthorn shrubs about killed me. I needed to haul in about 20 wheel barrels of dirt to build up the space, then compost, then planting, then mulching. And, they are threatening to […]

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I love my Neighbors

August 12, 2011

Even though I had hoped to post for 30 consecutive days to celebrate the Denver Modernism Show & our 5280 Magazine Article, this weekend got crazy fast!  My Arapahoe Acres neighbor, Cecilia, and I have been trying to potluck some meals when both of our husbands’ are working in China. (Her husband is a Landscape […]

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