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Denver architecture: Modern Prairie

The Modern Prairie look finds its origins in the Prairie style birthed out of the creative genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Influenced by his love of the vast amber waves of grain from his childhood midwestern roots, he designed homes with trademark low, horizontal roof lines, and vertical accents meant to hug and hold the surrounding landscape.  Other typical features include broad, overhanging, hip roofs, asymmetrical elements, vertical windows, and sturdy construction. The modern prairie approach enhances the original intent by being more deliberate in incorporating an indoor/outdoor relationship. Examples of this approach include large glass windows and doors that invite inhabitants to partake in nature.

In addition, the Modern Prairie home adds depth and dimension with deeper colors and accents.