Find Your “Magnificent Obsession” in These Historic Denver Homes

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Rarely are there historic homes with beyond-exceptional remodeling available in the distinguished neighborhoods of Hilltop and Morgan’s Historic, like that of 33 South Birch Street and 860 Vine Street. These two, architecturally impressive homes embody time periods of Denver history, each telling a unique story. Represented by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Ian Wolfe and Chris Bouc, 33 South Birch Street is listed for $2,995,000 and 860 Vine Street is listed for $4,500,000.

33 South Birch Street is within the prestigious and sought-after neighborhood of Hilltop. One of the first recorded inhabitants of Hilltop was a prehistoric camel, which was discovered in 1936 during the construction of one of the original homes. Beyond this unique discovery, the design of Hilltop itself is quite different due to the streets being planned for cars versus the streetcar, plus the diverse mix of home styles. Today, Hilltop remains a desired location to live with the easy access to Cherry Creek and the exquisitely preserved architecture.

Upholding the Hilltop history with a one-of-a-kind tale, 33 South Birch Street is a Hollywood-inspired home based on the movie set of “Magnificent Obsession,” which initially aired in 1935. The home was built in 1937 for the wife of an advertising executive, and major fan of the movie, Mrs. Levy. From the roof to the unusually tall chimneys, Mrs. Levy worked with the original architect and contractor to be as close as possible to an exact replica as seen in “Magnificent Obsession.”

“33 S. Birch is one of Denver’s most impressive homes from an architectural perspective, with details found more often in the Country Club and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. It is rare to find a historical property that balances timeless detail and a modern floor plan so seamlessly. These are only a few examples of what makes this one of Hilltop’s most unique and special homes,” said Wolfe.

860 Vine Street is located in and perfectly embodies one of Denver’s most respected neighborhoods, Morgan’s Historic. Morgan’s Historic and nearby Congress Park represent a period of Denver’s history with the development of civic aesthetics. 860 Vine Street, also called the Daniel A. Millett House, was built in 1921. Fisher and Fisher, the original architects, turned to Georgian revival for the design of this richly appointed estate. Beautifully crafted for New England businessman Daniel Millett, Fisher and Fisher added a major decorative element of a carved cornucopia.

Today, 860 Vine Street is still poised perfectly on a 15,000+ square-foot corner lot, boasting a fabulous outdoor kitchen, patio with a fire feature, outdoor covered living room, and a sport court with lighting. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is ready for the new owner to make their mark in history.

“860 Vine Street is in the heart of the city, yet provides a quiet, country like atmosphere,” said Bouc. “The location of this property is ideal – you can easily walk to the Botanic Gardens, Cheesman Park, renowned restaurants, local coffee shops, even Cherry Creek.”

The neighborhoods of Hilltop and Morgan’s Historic are home to timeless charm and architecture, which are still vividly present in both 33 South Birch Street and 860 Vine Street. To learn more about these notable homes, contact Ian Wolfe at 303.809.3531 or Chris Bouc at 303.669.4449, or visit

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