denver architecture – duplex

this duplex project provided a

clean and compact solution to a residential infill project.

Conceptual Elevations of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Downhill Side of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture

denver duplex

This Denver architecture project was a residential infill project in West Denver. It consisted of mirrored single-family units. Each residence is 1,700 square feet.

GMH By Design was hired for architectural design, development, and documentation. Each unit is a three bedroom, two bathroom home.

The foundation for this project was a pre-stressed concrete slab that was placed on piers and then mechanically raised to the specified elevation.

Each unit also includes a single-car garage accessed from the front. It is a great addition to an existing Denver neighborhood.

Front Porch of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Unfinished Interior of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture


  • Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Architectural Services

project information:

  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Started: October 2016
  • Completed: June 2017


Cochran Development was the Developer and General Contractor on this project. Sold for $400,000 each.

denver architecture – duplex

GMH By Design was hired for this urban infill project to develop a west-Denver lot into a higher density site. Located just south of Alameda Street and East of Federal Boulevard, the site is located near urban arteries and only minutes from Downtown Denver and the Santa Fe Art District.

denver architecture – duplex

This duplex project in Denver gave GMH By Design an opportunity to work with a developer who specializes in revitalizing inner city neighborhoods with smaller, more affordable houses. At the same time these projects bring new life to neighborhoods that need a shot in the arm. This duplex provides a young family the chance at home ownership in an area of Denver that is almost unaffordable.

denver architecture – duplex

GMH By Design saw this project as an opportunity to provide good architectural design on a small scale project that would usually succumb to mediocre design. While the scope was limited, there was the chance to put a stamp on the project that would help define “Duplex” architecture in the area.

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