Bonnie Brae

Thanks to its proximity to Washington Park and Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae is another highly desirable neighborhood and its own small district of shops, ice cream parlors and restaurants.

Bonnie Brae offers rare glimpses of the 1930s Art Moderne style of architecture. Homes built in this style used classical elements in a streamlined manner and gloried in curved corners, bands and panels of glass blocks, and horizontal bands of highly polished materials.

These included aluminum, stainless steel, opaque colored glass, and glazed terra cotta.

The International style of modern architecture, characterized by an asymmetrical composition, avoidance of applied decoration, and smooth, continuous wall surfaces, is also represented among the homes in Bonnie Brae.