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Joshel House

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1954, Joseph P. Marlow. 220 S. Dahlia St. (NR)

Joseph Marlow, an admirer of Bauhaus design, reduced this house to the basics. A wide, recessed carport on the northwest corner incorporates the main entrance, combining porch, garage, and porte-cochère. The two-story south elevation is two horizontal ribbons of glass, separated by a band of wooden louvers. Marlow set the two-level house with a single flat roof plane into the south hillside, protected on the north by sculpted evergreens that provide a windbreak, privacy shield, and insulation—the same treescaping he used for his own International Style house (c. 1949) at the southeast corner of Oneida Street and East 12th Avenue. A delicate steel modular frame defines this dwelling's pure rectangularity.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Joshel House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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