The Kohn House was built in 1925 on the design of architect Jules J.B. Benedict. The two-story dwelling with rounded corner entrance at the intersection of two wings is the only known example of a triple-axis plan in Benedict’s work. The combination of quality materials elegantly employed and the artistic use of ornamentation created by skilled craftsmen throughout the house were hallmarks of the architect’s work.
The Italian Renaissance style is reflected in features such as the stucco clad brick walls and stone wainscot; the use of light-colored limestone and cast concrete in ornamental features; the low-pitched hipped roof with tile roofing; the broad eave overhang with modillions; the arched doors, first-story windows, and loggia; the classical detailing at the entrance; and the wrought metal grilles and low railings. The house was built for Samuel E. Kohn, who lived here with his family until his death in 1943. Kohn founded American Furniture Company and built it from a small business to a leading retail firm. Influential in professional organizations, he held a leadership position in the National Retail Furniture Association. The property is associated with The Architecture of Jules Jacques Benois Benedict in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.