Wellshire Arms Highrise Home Tour - Developer Driven Modernism

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The Wellshire Arms

2499 S Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO 80222

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A Guided Tour of The Wellshire Arms Residential Highrise, Including a Modern Architect’s Current Residence

Built in 1962, the Wellshire was a visionary design that is still ahead of our time. Each unit features open floor plans, walk-in closets, floor to ceiling glass, and 300+ square feet of outdoor living space

About the Tour

This highrise home tour will take place in two parts:

2:00 – 3:00 Walking discussion:

  • Lecture and tour around the exterior of the building discussing the design principals utilized at the Wellshire Arms. Followed by a brief discussion on how to deal with modifications and sympathetic alterations to these buildings.

3:00 – 4:00 Unit tour and discussion, followed by a rooftop tour and exhibit:

  • Take a closer look at the building and see how a modern architect, Josh Robinson, lives today at the Wellshire Arms with a guided tour of the property and discussion by KEPHART.

    Good to Know

    • Portions of this tour will take place outdoors; please dress accordingly. The tour will take place, rain or shine.
    • The tour will meet at the corner of Colorado Blvd and Dickenson Place, across the street from the Wellshire. The building is undergoing a renovation of the ground floor, so some areas of the property will not be accessible.
    • There is presently no on-site parking available. It is recommended to park on Dickenson Place on the east side of Colorado Blvd. DO NOT park in the parking lot of University Hills or other nearby shopping centers. Use of public transportation is encouraged!
    • Due to limited space in the residence that you will be visiting, tickets are limited to 10 per tour.

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    About the Wellshire Arms

    Standing tall along Colorado Boulevard is the legacy project of developer Vincent Rieger. Built in 1962, The Wellshire Arms was a visionary design that pushed the boundaries of what apartment living, and development could be. Each unit features open floor plans, walk-in closets, floor to ceiling glass, and nearly 300 square feet of outdoor living space. The Wellshire is a testament to the timeless principles of modern design and the developer who was willing to take risks and think outside the box.



    Presented as part of Denver Modernism Week 2019 by:

    KEPHART Community · Planning · Architecture

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    The Wellshire Arms

    2499 S Colorado Blvd

    Denver, CO 80222

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