By Ray Mark Rinaldi | The Denver Post | April 29, 2016
One Cheesman Place, the sleek, flat condo tower at the north end of Cheesman Park, is one of Denver’s true modern marvels. The 20-story matchbox, constructed in 1968, is an uncompromising example of all that architect Charles Sink’s less-is-more generation could do.
The building gets it graceful elegance through rectangular geometry rather than relying on ornamentation. It connects to the treasured open space behind it with an entire wall of balconies overlooking the park. Yet, all of the balconies are recessed into the rear facade so they don’t break its rigid plane.
The relics of modernism have generated a new audience in today's age, and this building makes a proclamation that man - even in the high tech age - can live on the edge of nature without disrespecting it. For a city like Denver, perched on a giant wilderness, such pronouncements have a richer, wider meaning.
One Cheeseman Place Unit 5A has been completely reconstructed embodying the contemporary simplicity of the building itself. The entire south wall is comprised of floor to ceiling glass panels and sliding doors, which open onto a screened in balcony of approximately 900 sq ft. On a clear day, the view of the park through the treetops and distant Pike’s Peak is spectacular. Superb craftsmanship and high end finishes are apparent throughout, exemplified by the Bulthaup Kitchen and cabinetry, Miele appliances, custom walnut doors, and end grain wood flooring. This apartment embraces the building's mid century concepts with the finest quality and luxury design from Kobey Development and Semple Brown.