Your Canvas for the art of purposeful living.
A SERIES OF HOMES
DESIGNED WITH THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN MIND
Located near a quiet cul-de-sac in Denver’s historic Whittier neighborhood, CANVAS homes are thoughtfully built at the “human scale.” Everything from the open layout that provides an abundance of space to the many finely-crafted details are there to help you live more efficiently.
Contemporary landscaping by Sovereign Design Studio
Sunken, private exterior courtyard
Ipe wood balconies accessible from upstairs bedrooms
Accessory Dwelling Units
Highly functional open floor plans
LaCantina exterior glass doors
Floor to ceiling windows on south and east sides of homes
Master Bath skylights
Rinnai tankless hot water heaters
Lennox high-efficient furnaces and air conditioning
Nest Smart Thermostats
Bosch and Jenn-Air appliances, with dual fuel ranges
Handcrafted custom cabinetry by Avenue Two
Interior Design by Sovereign Design Studio
White Oak hardwood flooring
Panelized refrigerator and dishwasher
Seamless Door hinges
Oversized kitchen island with Corian countertops
A collaboration between visionary designers
Designed by award-winning designer Christian Butler of Studio Limited in association with International Academy of Architecture (IAA) member Michael P. Johnson, CANVAS homes are stunning examples of architecture that puts people first. Butler describes these homes as being “machines for living”, built in the modern tradition to support a highly intentional approach to life.
Local designer Christian Butler led the overall design of all of the CANVAS properties. He attended the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, where he first met Michael P. Johnson as a student in one of his classes. Upon graduating, Butler created Studio Limited – an architecture firm that uses an interdisciplinary design approach to finding solutions for development projects – and invited Johnson to Denver to further define the vision for the collection of homes, and collaborate in the design process. The two brought their experience with modern architecture to establish the aesthetic for the series of seven homes. It’s rare to have two designers of this caliber collaborate on an intimate series of homes in Denver.
MICHAEL P. JOHNSON
One of only 23 American IAA members and a highly reputed figure in modern American architecture, Michael P. Johnson collaborated with Butler to design the CANVAS properties. His work has been extensively published, building award-winning projects in California, Arizona, New York, Canada, Mexico and Italy. He has been a professor at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture for over 30 years, mentoring Butler during and after school and working with him on various projects ever since.
For more on Johnson, you can pick up a copy of his book “The Unshakeable Search for Architecture” here.”
A developer that respects Denver
The Canvas project is managed by local developer Nathan Beal of Saint Bernard Properties. Beal has extensive experience in both new construction and the redevelopment of historic properties in Denver’s North East Downtown neighborhoods. Beal has tremendous respect for the history of Colorado’s capital and is committed only to development projects that will improve the city for years to come.
Real Estate Advisors
The Canvas project is being exclusively listed and marketed by Slate Real Estate Advisors, a Denver based Creative Real Estate Agency. Slate believes that the world is more interesting and exciting when driven by Creativity. They believe that quality design has the power to support our general well-being and promote increased happiness in our lives. The Canvas Series of Homes encompasses these beliefs, and it’s the very reason they’re excited to share these incredible works of architecture with the Denver community. learn more by visiting SLATEREA.COM
Integrated with the city
One of Denver’s oldest historic neighborhoods, Whittier is conveniently located five minutes north of downtown and provides easy access to interstate 70. With an abundance of beautiful parks and trees throughout the area, Whittier is charming, evolving and welcoming, while still remaining a northeast downtown neighborhood. And when you feel like exploring, one-of-a-kind restaurant, cafe and retail concepts are blocks away in the Five Points and River North Arts District neighborhoods.