Now more than ever, possessing a home that brings peace and tranquility is a true treasure. This historic gem offers towering evergreens more than 100 years old flanked by lush gardens. The privacy of nearly 2.5 acres brings you to an elegant English country home with a detached spacious guest cottage above the three-car heated garage. The setting offers a view expanding from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak, along with a formal rose garden, spacious lawn and large patios. Perhaps that’s why it has been home to only five families in 115 years. The architect and builder, Lester Varian, was...born in Denver, trained in New York and Paris and returned to design many historic Denver homes. Timely updating has occurred, including a master bedroom suite and gourmet kitchen as well as an outdoor basketball court and play-set. All updates have incorporated a deep respect for the integrity of the outstanding craftsmanship. Flagstone floors throughout the main living space and the Vermont slate roof have endured, as have the original leaded glass windows, the walnut doors and trim, along with maple, oak and fir floors. A coffered plaster ceiling in the library is enhanced by English oak paneling and a quarter sawn wood floor. From the grand entry, the winding center staircase leads to a master suite, four additional bedrooms and three additional baths. A finished basement offers a playroom, game room, wine cellar and underground tunnel leading to the guest cottage and garages. Many special occasions have taken place over the years, beginning with hosting the first cast of the Central City Opera. The original owners’ love of the opera is evident in the crystal chandelier modeled after Munich Opera House, which is still the focal point of the dining area today. However, just being “home” surrounded by nature provides the best occasion of all! Close to Colorado Academy and Mullen High School, and the shops, restaurants and entertainment in the Belmar open air shopping district.
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