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Looking Back at the Brinkerhoff Denver Tour

Dear Brinkerhoff tour Participants and other Friends of the ICAA,

We are most grateful to Jon & Peggy Gordon and Kris Kerr of Kentwood Realty for arranging the tour of the Brinkerhoff Mansion and to Mr. and Mrs. Joris Brinkerhoff for granting permission.  Also a note of appreciation to chapter president Don Ruggles for his nicely illustrated mini-lecture on the “9-Square Plan”.

We’d like to thank Susan Brinkerhoff Mammel for joining the tour of the house where she grew up and responding to various questions from the group, such as “why is the southwest bedroom on the second floor larger than the Master bedroom?” *  A note of appreciation also goes to Tom Carr for managing the strong turnout for this tour, along with Tommy Matthews for sharing most of the attached photographs.

As Rick Crum observed, crunching down the gravel drive with the light fog revealing the house reminded him of early morning in East Sussex.  Another summed up this architectural revelation by noting “it was a privilege to be invited beyond the gate.”  Indeed!

For a 5-minute video about the house, additional photos, floor plans, and a link to a drone fly-over (courtesy of Jon Gordon):,_Colorado_1681_E._Cedar_Avenue.html

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Co-chair, C&C



* Answer:  that particular bedroom was originally two bedrooms, occupied by Susan’s brothers.

Photos from The Brinkerhoff Denver Tour with the Denver ICAA:

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