In the southwest corner of Denver you will find Harvey Park, an affordable mid century neighborhood that is famous for its’ Cliff May California Ranch connection. Cliff May built homes for the livability rather than the façade. May is noted for combining the western ranch house and Hispanic hacienda styles with elements of modernism. In an early 1936 interview May explained “The early Californians had the right idea. They built for the seclusion and comfort of their families, for the enjoyment of relaxation in their homes. We want to perpetuate these ideas of home building.” In 1956, when the homes in this neighborhood were constructed they were some of the first Pre-Fab Houses in Denver. Cliff May homes are unique in their relationship with the outdoors. Multiple floor plans were offered and the Ease of Post Beam construction allowed for customization since there were no load bearing walls to consider.
Harvey Park is close to the mountains and all recreation from skiing, fishing, biking, and hiking, while still being a short commute to Downtown Denver. About 4200 homes are included in this neighborhood.
Boundaries: west by South Sheridan Blvd, south by West Hampden, east by South Lowell, and north by West Jewell.
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