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Tour Spotlight: Charles Haertling’s Razee House

Denver sure does love a good home tour—and do we have a doozy.

The Razee House on Shangri-La Drive is a true brutalist masterpiece designed by legendary Colorado architect Charles Haertling. After 40 years in its original state, new owners opted to update the home—adding a new master suite, redesigned kitchen, and glass-enclosed lounge—while staying true to Haertling’s singular vision.

Haertling was a major figure in Colorado during the mid-to-late 20th Century. In addition to his architectural practice, he taught at the University of Colorado, served on Boulder’s city’s council, and was instrumental in the development of the Pearl Street Mall. His work is known for the way it melds modernism, organic architecture, and mathematical themes. Comparison to the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright or Bruce Goff are common

Join architect of record and general contractor Jonathan Coppin of Elemental Homes for an exclusive guided tour of The Razee House, and get firsthand insights on specific design details, as well fascinating backstory about the home’s historical significance. Here’s an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Denver’s significant modern homes. Don’t miss out.

But Wait, There’s More!

Watch the silent 16mm film Design Process of Charles A. Haertling Architect, compiled by Haertling’s son, Joel
Read Michelle Venus’s 2013 article on Haertling in BizWest
Check out the Facebook page for Charles Allan Haertling – Organic Architect