Kansas City, MO

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January 18, 2009
Originally published in American Modern
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  From across Delaware Street, the 5 Delaware lofts blend into their downtown surroundings. Just a block away, the stalls of the River Market, which gives the neighborhood its name, are visible in the background.
    From across Delaware Street, the 5 Delaware lofts blend into their downtown surroundings. Just a block away, the stalls of the River Market, which gives the neighborhood its name, are visible in the background.
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  5 Delaware’s concrete frame stands out as its defining design gesture—even from across Interstate 70.
    5 Delaware’s concrete frame stands out as its defining design gesture—even from across Interstate 70.
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  The new El Dorado Inc. offices are located in a renovated industrial building in the Crossroads neighborhood. Not afraid of barbecue or throwing a good party, the Eldos (the five principals are Jamie Darnell, David Dowell, Dan Maginn, Josh Shelton, and Doug Stockman) have a good time at work and at play.
    The new El Dorado Inc. offices are located in a renovated industrial building in the Crossroads neighborhood. Not afraid of barbecue or throwing a good party, the Eldos (the five principals are Jamie Darnell, David Dowell, Dan Maginn, Josh Shelton, and Doug Stockman) have a good time at work and at play.
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  Developer Chris Sally has been known to have conversations with passersby from his “cigar-smoking balcony.”
    Developer Chris Sally has been known to have conversations with passersby from his “cigar-smoking balcony.”
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  The interior of developer Chris Sally's unit was also designed by El Dorado. The table is a hand-me-down from Sally’s parents, but the Marre Moerel light fixture is not. Sally’s fiancée, Julie Gibson, had doubts about the trademark Eldo Green they decided to paint the unit’s ceiling.
    The interior of developer Chris Sally's unit was also designed by El Dorado. The table is a hand-me-down from Sally’s parents, but the Marre Moerel light fixture is not. Sally’s fiancée, Julie Gibson, had doubts about the trademark Eldo Green they decided to paint the unit’s ceiling.
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  The bedroom. The addition of the couple’s art collection “has really given [the color] purpose,” says Julie Gibson.
    The bedroom. The addition of the couple’s art collection “has really given [the color] purpose,” says Julie Gibson.
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  To minimize costs and give buyers maximum flexibility, the units were left as “warm shells,” which the resident can finish in any number of ways. “So far, nobody’s come in and done a country kitchen,” notes El Dorado partner Doug Stockman.
    To minimize costs and give buyers maximum flexibility, the units were left as “warm shells,” which the resident can finish in any number of ways. “So far, nobody’s come in and done a country kitchen,” notes El Dorado partner Doug Stockman.
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  Sally challenges Gibson to a game of backgammon in their second-floor living area.
    Sally challenges Gibson to a game of backgammon in their second-floor living area.
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