Rarely does a home with as much history and charm as Denver’s historic, Starkey Mansion, located at 1350 Logan Street, in the heart of Denver, ever come to market. Owned only three times since the estate was built in 1901, this iconic mansion, famed for being home to The Starkey Institute for Household management, a sophisticated Service Management education company, is like no other offering on today’s market.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be entrusted with such a historically significant Denver icon that has been lovingly cherished and preserved for over 100 years,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker, Kathy Staiano.
The spectacular historic Mansion was designed by Frederick Sterner of the architectural firm of Varian and Sterner, one of Denver’s most prominent architectural design firms around the turn of the century. Sterner was credited with the design of numerous iconic buildings including the Daniels & Fisher Tower, the Tears-McFarlane House and the Denver Athletic Club.
The Starkey Mansion, named a historic site by Denver’s Landmark Preservation, was built in 1901 and was purchased in 1994 by Mary Starkey, the founder and owner of the Starkey International Institute for Household Management, one of the leading trainers of household and estate management in the world.
Much of the original architecture of this 12,575 square-foot, 11-bedroom, 7-bathroom private residence is still preserved, and has been meticulously cared for by Mary Starkey, known for Creating the concept of, Professional Household Manager and coining the term, Household Manager in 1981.
Throughout her stewardship of this bygone era treasure, Mrs. Starkey has not only respected and enhanced the historical elements of this rare building, but has also incorporated today’s technology into the mansion’s design.
The mansion features a new kitchen, the latest in appliances, a multi-camera security system, a new HVAC system, a laundry and valet center, a 500-bottle temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar, and a formal butler’s pantry filled with china, silver, crystal and more.
The interior of the residence is formal, yet inviting. The first level includes an elegant entry foyer, living and dining room where world dignitaries have experienced old-world, formal service, a library, sunroom, powder room, and a commercial kitchen with breakfast eating area and a caretaker’s office. The second level of the home has five bedrooms with expansive walk in closets. Two of the bedrooms feature attached summer sleeping rooms, which make wonderful private enclosed balconies. The other three bedrooms each have their own fireplaces. There are four full baths, of which three are en suite.
The top level has six bedrooms and two full baths, which were used as corporate offices, and the lowest level includes a former billiards room with a copper mantled fireplace.
Outdoors, the residence features a 3-car garage with additional parking and beautifully maintained grounds. A formal garden with a court yard and herb garden are nestled behind a nine-foot high brick wall which offers unexpected privacy and serenity in an inner-city setting.
The central location of the mansion features views of the State Capitol and its golden dome, and is within walking distance of Downtown Denver’s Central Business District, The Golden Triangle, the Denver Art Museum, the History Colorado Center, the Convention Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
The urban central, mixed-use zoning (C-MX-8) affords multiple opportunities for the next purchaser from historic residences to a business entity, to waiting and gracious private home, executive offices, to co-working spaces, to an event center or to a mixed-use including live/work. It could also carry on its current use as a boutique educational institute.
“It has been Starkey International’s 30-year mission to develop a world-recognized service profession in which service is viewed as an art form with its own career path and is seen as an expertise,” said Mary Starkey. “Starkey International has demonstrated its vision by positioning Starkey service and products to uniquely serve the growing luxury marketplace. Starkey International has made meeting the expectations of the Luxury Employer its first objective.”
For more information on 1350 Logan Street, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Kathy Staiano at 303-333-9489. To service all your real estate needs, please call 303-893-3200 or visit www.livsothebysrealty.com