LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to introduce the availability of a landmark home in Denver’s historic Country Club neighborhood. Known for its statement turret and classic Tudor-style architecture, rarely does a home with as much charm or character as 401 Race Street come to market. Designed for entertaining, the interior spaces of the home are grand yet comfortable, and the exterior terraces, gardens and yard are spectacular.
“401 Race Street is a standout amidst a neighborhood full of beautiful homes,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker, Trish Bragg. “Situated on the island at Race Street and 4th Avenue, this home enjoys exceptional privacy and sunlight on a coveted 1/3-acre lot.”
Construction of the historic, 401 Race Street was completed by theater operator, Frank H. Ricketson in 1933. Mr. Ricketson owned several movie theaters in Denver and is famous for being the first person to sell popcorn at the movies.
The residence’s kitchen was recently expanded and tastefully renovated with French doors opening to the brick patio. The home features five spacious bedrooms and a sitting area on the second floor, with the top level of the home being designed as a theater for home screenings and previews. The projection room has space for three projectors, and a two-way mirror, built so Mr. Ricketson could gauge his audience’s reaction from outside the theater, accents the room. Many neighborhood children have performed their own masterpieces on the third-floor stage.
Back in the day, Mr. Ricketson was known to set velvet ropes out from the front door to the street where his guests would be dropped off at the home for movie previews – sometimes by horse and buggy. Today, a theater in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is named for Mr. Ricketson, as is the entire law complex at University of Denver.
Continuing in Ricketson’s film footsteps, several movie scenes have been shot at 401 Race Street. The Frankenstein Brothers includes a scene of a massive water gun fight through the front and back yards. Additionally, Governor Hickenlooper gave filmmaker John Sayles a Key to the City at a backyard premier party for the film, Silver City, at 401 Race Street, that was attended by film stars Daryl Hannah and Danny Huston. Many preview parties for the Denver Film Festival have been held at the house over the years.
The house can easily accommodate parties of 200+ guests. Rooms flow beautifully into each other and the outside spaces. French doors in the dining and living rooms open to inviting brick patios and an expansive private yard.
“We love how private and serene the house feels, yet it is so convenient to the hustle and bustle of Cherry Creek. It is just a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Cherry Creek and minutes to downtown,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker Maggie Armstrong“
One of the hidden unique features of the home is a “secret nook” in the sunken library, which was created for alcohol storage during Prohibition. This home is full of many happy memories of generations of Denverites.
401 Race Street is listed for sale by Trish Bragg and Maggie Armstrong of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. Bragg and Armstrong have been working together for 13 years and are recognized within the top 1% of Denver’s highest volume brokers, as a top selling team at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty and are winners of the Platinum Realtor Roundtable Excellence Award.
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing brokers, Trish Bragg, at 303.638.6355, or Maggie Armstrong, at 303.241.9244, and visit www.livedenver.com for more information. To service all your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com