Rarely do historic homes that are perfectly preserved hit the market, but potential buyers are now in luck with two breathtaking homes that are both overlooking the iconic Cheesman Park. 1070 Humboldt St. is a turn-of-the-century neoclassical architectural style mansion, listed for $4,500,000 by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Jared Blank, Steve Blank, and Bob Chase. 875 Race St. is a “2018 Home of the Year” recipient by 5280 Magazine and is listed for $4,995,000 by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Liz Richards and Deviree Vallejo.
Welcome to 1070 Humboldt St., also known as the Thompson-Henry Mansion, one of the most architecturally and historically significant homes in Denver. This mansion was built in 1905 and still features the adored style of that beautiful time in history. As one of the first homes built with steel-beam construction, this estate has been extraordinarily preserved. Georgian-Revival style is alive throughout the home, featuring an impressive classical façade, a semicircular portico, and Palladian windows.
“1070 Humboldt St. is a truly rare opportunity to own a piece of Denver’s history. The home was designed by Baerresen Brothers Architects, who are famous for several mansion homes and other notable buildings around Downtown Denver such as the Tivoli Opera House and Tower, El Jebel Shrine, and the first Saint Joseph Hospital,” said Jared Blank.
Highlighting aspects that are seldom found in homes built today, the new owners of this mansion will enjoy a parlor, a grand ballroom, a magnificent dining room, conservatory, billiards room, and other generous space that’s perfect for entertaining guests or for family gatherings. The home boasts 11,000+ square feet, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, seven fireplaces, a wine cellar, and extraordinary exterior space with gardens. Located on a 16,500-square-foot corner lot and backing to Cheesman Park, this majestic home is a short walk to destinations like the Denver Botanic Gardens, in which the owners of this home will enjoy the close access to the members’ parkside gate.
“There are many showcase pieces of this beautiful home, including the grand staircase featuring a well-known life-size stained-glass depiction of Romeo and Juliet, and perhaps the finest level of woodwork craftsmanship in any residence in Denver,” added Jared Blank.
As a true stamp of history, 1070 Humboldt St. has been featured in various movies and TV shows over the years, as well as used as a space for meetings with significant dignitaries.
Also, situated on Cheesman Park in the renowned Morgan’s Historic neighborhood is 875 Race St. This estate was recognized as 5280’s “2018 Home of the Year” for a reason, and that’s due to the one-of-a-kind beauty. Modern finishes combined with neoclassical style complete the gorgeous home, that was renovated down to the studs. This renovation includes new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC – making this home unique as the historic charm is still alive with the conveniences of a new build.
Architectural accents that are not to be missed include a grand staircase with quarter sawn white oak that seamlessly matches the original details. The dental crown moldings, 10-foot ceilings throughout, and the stunning, original and restored 10k light chandelier are beyond breathtaking. The home also boasts four fireplaces, a spacious master suite with three walk-in closets, a speak-easy style billiards room with a wine cellar, and a dance studio.
“With only four previous owners, the history and charm of 875 Race St. can be traced back. Built in 1912, this home was originally known as 1912 E 9th Ave and was designed by Sterner and Williamson, architects also known for their designs of Daniels and Fisher Tower and the historic Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. William Day Downs was the original owner of this storied property in addition to being a partner of Gano-Downs, a revered department store in Denver,” said Richards and Vallejo.
Soak in the beauty of your new estate while sitting on either of the two elegant and spacious terraces that overlook the park, or enjoy the indoors in your spectacular kitchen with an eat-in nook and counter seating.
Great Gatsby meets Downton Abbey at 875 Race St. To learn more about this award-winning home, contact Liz Richards at 303.956.2962 or Deviree Vallejo at 303.931.0097.
For more information on the historic 1070 Humboldt St., contact Jared Blank at 303.521.5025, Steve Blank at 303.520.5558, or Bob Chase at 303.748.7240.