Thursday, October 3, 2019

Knorr Website

To Our Friends and Clients:

We have been working hard in recent months to redesign, update, and improve navigation on our web site. With the help of e-wizard Craig Freeman, we have finally launched our new look.

Some of you will recognize your own project, which we feature with gratitude for your support. Other projects did not have enough high-quality photos to include, but know that we always approach our work with respect and enthusiasm regardless of size or budget. Whether a large custom home or a backyard addition, we like every project.

On the updated site you will find examples of our contemporary, classic, multi-family, mountain, and commercial work. You may be surprised at how versatile we have been over the years. Please explore, provide feedback, and spread the word that we aim to create living architecture that enhances the experience of being in this world. 

Our newly revised website can be seen here:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Update: Lloyd Wright's Architecture

This blog has several times covered Lloyd Wright, the overshadowed architect son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Most recently we wrote about his design for the Sowden residence on Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles. It has been reported in the press that the house has been sold to cannibis entrepreneur Dan Goldfarb and his wife Jenny Landers.  What an appropriate custodian for this dreamlike fantasia! It will be used to host charity events.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Knorr Architectural Design Sets Record

Front elevation, 460 St.Paul Street, Denver, CO.
This past month one of our architectural designs in the Denver Cherry Creek neighborhood went on the market for $14 million. There is no decimal point missing in that number; at $14 million it is the highest price ever asked for a residence in Cherry Creek and nearly double the previous high. We've always been quite proud of this design. It combines rectilinear geometry with sweeping curves. A series of interconnected courtyards introduce greenery and the sound of water to a compact urban
Living room fireplace. 
site. The house was designed by our office and built by Paul Kobey in 1999. The house was sold to its current owner after a few years. They then purchased a 35'x125' adjacent parcel and asked us to design a gym addition. This resulted in a dramatic multi-level space that makes a beautiful private gym, but would also make an excellent art gallery should the next owners be serious collectors.

Click this link to the realtor's listing containing a detailed description with additional pictures.
Lounge area.

Skylight over gym juice bar.

Two story gym.

Koi pond.

Skylight over main stairway. (Used for our blog title page.)
Courtyard between gym (left) and main house (right).
Living room. 
Gym left, main house right. 
Steps from sunken garden.

Images: Rob Munger.