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“Peter Ewers gave care and thought to what we were trying to accomplish. We love the homey, appealing community and the park-like setting.”
~Faris Cox, developer

THE LOCATION…This community claims the corner of two quiet residential streets – Ulysses Street and West Twelfth Avenue. Many amenities are within walking distance, including several churches, a shopping area, and access to public transportation.

THE BUILDINGS…The Ulysses Senior Housing Community is a collection of six buildings on 2½ acres. Each structure contains four residences, for a total of just 24 homes. The buildings are designed to echo the residences of historic Golden while utilizing materials that will provide a low-maintenance exterior for years to come. The warmth of brick combines with stucco to accent the low graceful rooflines of this carefully detailed architecture. Front porches provide a private outdoor space, and gracefully line the street and the quiet pedestrian court.

THE HOMES…The concept behind the design of each residence is to provide a home where active seniors can downsize their home without sacrificing the spaces that are used every day. The three different floor plans range from 1,588 to 1,638 square feet, and this area is used to its fullest potential. Every home has a generous living room with vaulted ceilings and an integral dining area. The kitchen opens to the living space, and is also adjacent to the laundry room and a two-car attached garage. The main-floor master bedroom suite is one key to making the homes handicap accessible.

While all the spaces an empty nest should have are located on the ground floor, there is also a cozy upper floor that provides an open study area, a second bedroom and separate bathroom.


location: Golden, Colorado
date completed: 2001
total finished area: 38,400sf
number of buildings: 6
number of units per building: 4
total number of units: 24
finished area per unit: 1,500sf average
main floor: 1,100sf average
upper floor: 400sf average
garage: 550sf average
site area: 2.5 acres
developer/contractor: Pine Ridge Development
civil engineer: Civil Design Group
structural engineer: Complete Eng. Services
mech/elec engineer: Beaudin Ganze
sustainable features: high density housing
urban infill
central common courtyard
low-water landscaping
high efficiency mechanical systems
low-voc finishes