Jeff Hendley, influential real estate broker with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, is preparing to showcase his latest significant property – 910 Gaylord Street that borders Denver Botanic Gardens.
The “Green House” as locals often refer to it, sits atop one-half acre of prime real estate in the Historic Morgan’s Addition. Designed by famed architect Jacques Benedict in 1922 for Dr. James J Waring and Ruth Porter Waring, the home was designated a landmark by the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission and stands out as one of the most stunning architectural masterpieces in Denver.
Dr. Waring was the former head of the department of medicine at the University of Colorado and wife, Ruth, was the daughter of the founder of Porter Hospital. Both were active in a number of charities and civic organizations in Denver, including Botanic Gardens. They loved this area of Denver and wanted to preserve its history and beauty – so much so that they owned two properties next to each other. 910 Gaylord was their primary residence and the eventually donated the neighboring property, known as the Waring House, to Denver Botanic Gardens, where it is still in use today.
“910 Gaylord Street is rich with history and immersed with character and warmth,” Jeff Hendley states. “It’s a real privilege to be able to enjoy the Botanic Gardens 365 days a year while living in such an incredible work of art. The attention to detailing is something that’s hard to describe. It has to be seen with the eyes.”
The home was recently purchased by a family from Chicago, whom immediately hired Pat Cashen, a Denver architect with extensive experience remodeling historic homes. Together, they created a vision for significant improvements to the home’s functionality. Upon approval from Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission, high-end builder, BOA Construction, began the first of a three-phase renovation, which focused on improving the upper level by significantly reconfiguring the Master bedroom, bath and closet. Hendley describes Phase 1 as “a collaboration of the best minds, visionaries and skilled contractors whom perfectly executed their design for improving the home’s functionality while adding significant value to the property”.
At the completion of Phase 1 construction, the new owners learned their move to Denver may be in limbo, so they made the difficult decision to put the home on the market until their relocation to Denver was certain.
The family embarked on an intensive search for an accomplished realtor whom shared their passion for the home’s history and one with a creative mind and proven experience. Jeff Hendley was selected for his own unique style and for his experience representing some of the most high-profiled homes in Denver.
A colleague recounts, “Jeff is genuine, and a true pro. While he’s not afraid to show up in jeans and flip-flops, he is an experienced professional within the real estate industry and has emerged as one of the top, ‘go-to’ brokers in Denver for marketing luxury real estate.”
910 Gaylord Street will be available next week to qualified purchasers. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jeff Hendley at 303.877.6767 or Jeff@JeffHendley.com. Additional photos will be available soon at JeffHendley.com. To service all your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.