Virginia Village Homes for Sale
Virginia Village Denver Real Estate
Virginia Village lies just east of downtown Denver; its boundaries are Mississippi Avenue, Evans, Cherry Creek South, and Colorado.
This predominately residential neighborhood has ranch-style homes, high-rise condos, and apartments that provide a wide variety of housing for residents here. But there is a large jewel in this crown. The smaller community of Krisana Park, one of Denver’s largest modernist neighborhoods is also located in South East Denver's Virginia Village district. Back in the 1940’s local architect Brad Wolf decided that a large alfalfa field in Southeast Denver should be replaced with the city’s first completely planned modern subdivision. Mr. Wolff began to experiment with his modern drawings, which explains the unique architectural designs found on Dahlia Street, still today. Residents of the larger Virginia Vale real estate district, appreciate numerous shopping and dining venues, in addition the convenience of I-25, and the RTD Light Rail System.
Within the confines of the Virginia Village real estate district are two of Denver's largest mid-century modernist neighborhoods, Krisana Park and Lynwood. Krisana Park is a small community of 175 homes built by H.B. Wolff between 1954 and 1957. Known as the 3-D Contemporary, the homes came in four styles. Wolff promoted Krisana Park as Denver's first "properly planned" subdivision describing the architectural teamwork required to achieve the correct balance of exterior designs, colors, and materials. Mr. Wolff built 80 homes between 1956 and 1959 in the Lynwood section of greater Virginia Vale. Very similar to Krisana Park, these homes offered a few new styles - most notably the A-frame. As they did in the 1950’s, today’s homebuyer will find that the mid-century home designs of Krisana Park continue to provide a classic accent to Virginia Vale community architecture.
Shops and restaurants are within walking distance in the Virginia Vale real estate area, and world class shopping at Cherry Creek is just minutes away. A recent survey in the Virginia Hills/Krisana Park revealed residents’ concern for the environment. Apparently more than a few residents here recycle, use Energy Star appliances, have low-flow shower heads, use non-toxic cleaning materials and have replaced light bulbs with compact fluorescent alternatives. Others xeriscape, use reusable shopping bags, drive fuel-efficient cars, and own programmable thermostats. The use of bicycles and public transportation is encouraged here. Virginia Vale/Krisana Park real estate is a model community whose residents and architecture embrace a simpler time, for all time.