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Construction of Cherry Creek’s First Micro-Apartments Complete

Cherry Creek North is now home to 37 micro-apartments at the new 5-story Studio 135 property at 135 Adams Street in the heart of Cherry Creek North. Studio 135 is the first micro-apartment project in Cherry Creek and the second for the principal development team of Barry Hirschfeld and Pando Holdings. They also built the 97-unit residential buildings of Economist at 1578 Humboldt Street in Uptown Denver in 2019.

Studio 135 exterior

Studio 135 offers 32 studios, two one-bedroom/one bath units and three two bedroom/two bath units, and boasts two luxurious common spaces for all residents, including a first-floor lounge area with a coffee bar and an expansive rooftop patio, all featuring Room & Board furniture.

“One of the most unique elements of this project is our close partnership with Room & Board,” said Barry Hirschfeld, one of the principals of the project along with Lance Gutsch and Kiely Wilson of Pando Holdings. “Design associates carefully selected all common area furniture along with styling select units to showcase how to maximize space, style and comfort. Residents can purchase any Room & Board furniture individually or as a grouping, upon leasing a unit. Or simply walk down to Room & Board a few blocks away to view individual floor plans in their floor planning tool and the design associates can customize the space for each tenant.”

Saiber Saiber is the project architect, GH Phipps is the project general contractor and Boutique Apartments is the property management and leasing company, assisted by Colorado & Company.

Designed for maximum efficiency with curated luxury details, each unique apartment features top of the line Bosch appliances in the kitchen, Corian countertops, engineered hardwood floors, extra storage space, tall windows with low sills, and over 11’ ceilings. Residents will enjoy 24 channels of TV streamed by DISH fiber and one gigabit of Internet in their unit and throughout
the common areas. Most units also have their own washer and dryer and every unit has individual heating and cooling units, which is an important safety measure in the COVID-19 era.

“We understand that safety and cleanliness are incredibly important at this time and so in addition to the individual heating and cooling units in each apartment, we have also hired two live-in co-directors of security, health and safety for Studio 135,” stated Hirschfeld. “Their jobs are to conduct comprehensive, daily cleanings in the common areas and to be on deck to satisfy the needs of residents.”

The first-floor common reception area has several TV lounge zones, a coffee bar, a bicycle storage room, and a 16-foot workstation countertop while the rooftop deck sports and outdoor common patio area featuring a built-in BBQ grill, a lounge area with TV, dining vignettes, and a cozy fire pit.

“While designing a building in Cherry Creek North comes with its advantages, the creation of any project is strongly influenced by economics that have a bearing on quality and design,” stated Jonathan Saiber, AIA, of Saiber Saiber. “The owners of Studio 135 recognized an opportunity to lead the way in small scale housing and strove not only for quality but supported a design which craftily took the basic elements of the efficient cube form of a building and enhanced it with a strong palette of materials and undulations of form.”

Renderings courtesy of Saiber Saiber.

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