David Thurman had a plan for his dream house—a 30-page book, actually. When the Denver-based medical professional bought a corner lot facing Sloan’s Lake, he decided to live in the existing 1930s Bungalow for 18 months before beginning to rebuild. During this time, he meticulously recorded his observations: how the light moved across the lot, which aspects had the best views, and where he naturally gravitated to spend his time. His findings were mixed in with notes on his favorite architectural styles and his art and design interests.
At one point, I was either going to be in medicine or be an architect,” Thurman shares. “This was my chance to explore the path I didn’t choose.”
After a thorough search, Thurman interviewed and hired principal Harvey Hine and project architect Neal Evers of HMH Architecture + Interiors for the job of creating what Thurman considered the project of his lifetime, the house he now calls Sloan’s Vista. “Harvey and Neal understood all the intricacies of the design I had in mind,” Thurman says of his vision to build a modern home that was exceedingly minimal in appearance—creating breathing room for a rotating showcase of contemporary art—and maximized with technological and smart home enhancements that lay just under the skin.