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Famed architect's contemporary dwelling offers a twist on traditional living

Architect's contemporary dwelling offers twist on traditional living

1114 Willard St.
This custom contemporary home was designed by architect Carlos Jimenez. Photo by TK Images
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Contemporary curb appeal sets the house apart from its Montrose neighbors. Photo by TK Images
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Surrounding gardens provide a softness to the contemporary lines.
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The ground floor living area. Photo by TK Images
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Another view of the ground floor kitchen/living/dining area. Photo by TK Images
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The ground floor kitchen. Photo by TK Images
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The living area on the second level. TK images
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Contemporary bath. Photo by TK Images
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Second floor bedroom. Photo by TK Images
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Narrow gardens. Photo by TK Images
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One of the two kitchen/dining areas within the house. TK Images
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Living spaces are open and contemporary. Photo by TK Images
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A master bedroom. TK Images
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The garage. Photo by TK Images
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1114 Willard, kitchen
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1114 Willard St.

Renowned architect Carlos Jimenez designed this unusual residence that includes lower and upper units, independent of one another (think two kitchens, living areas, distinctly separate bedrooms and baths) yet joined like a duplex by a common staircase. This remarkable design works as a single house with multiple uses and is ideal for a home/office.

Making for good neighbors, Jimenez built the house parallel to his Montrose area studio, creating corresponding spaces between the two sites.

Upstairs/downstairs

The ground level features two bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining area. While larger, the upper level boasts an open floor plan in a loft-like space that spans the entire length of the house. The second floor serves as a massive master suite with media area. Light flows through from all points in the house.

The combined floors include three bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath. Flooring varies between terrazzo tile and wide plank oak, the only remarkable detailing in the otherwise minimally detailed home.

The house is surrounded by secluded gardens where robust greenery softens the contemporary lines of the setting.

The combined floors include three bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath.

Square footage: 3,106.

Asking price: $1,595,000

Listing agent: Kathy Wetmore with John Daugherty Realtors.