A combination of designer lighting and natural light, which flows through skylights, clerestory windows, and La Cantina bifold doors, highlights a collection of dramatic sculptures—and sculptural modern furnishings. All photos courtesy LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. On The Market: An Art Collector’s Dream Home Eleven reasons why this Belcaro ranch—on the market now for $3.5 million—is the ultimate place to live with fine art.
| September 5, 2017
Like many of the sprawling ranch-style homes in Denver’s coveted Belcaro neighborhood, the residence at
919 S. Garfield Street is, from the street, tasteful yet unassuming; mature landscaping conceals much of the modern structure from view. But one look inside the 3,686-square-foot home, designed by Scott Parker of Nest Architecture, reveals bright and airy interiors—designed to showcase an extensive and varied collection of fine art—that are anything but humble. “Created for lovers of art, space, and light, this residence is like no other on today’s market,” says Peter Blank of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s MileHiModern team, who is listing the house for $3.5 million. Here, in 11 photos, we show you why.
Throughout the house, cantilevered shelves—stained to match the espresso-hued oak floors—offer dedicated space for art and book display. A wood-slat wall creates a sleek partition and an ideal spot for a large painting.
A 1,000-square-foot outdoor living room—complete with a Viking kitchen—overlooks the yard’s dramatic water features, sculptures, and gardens. The covered space is protected from the elements in order to accommodate elegant furnishings, accessories, and yes, more art.
Two life-size metal horse sculptures appear to graze among the backyard’s lush gardens, which are punctuated by a large stone fountain.
A combination of designer lighting and natural light, which flows through skylights, clerestory windows, and La Cantina bifold doors, highlights a collection of dramatic sculptures—and sculptural modern furnishings. All photos courtesy LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
A custom art screen separates this intimate reading nook from the adjacent dining room. Built-in bookshelves and cantilevered shelves display the owners’ eclectic collection of sculpture and art glass.
Located in a private wing overlooking the terrace and gardens, the spacious master bedroom has a stone fireplace, sleek hardwood flooring, sliding French doors, and plenty of room for a Calder-esque mobile.
The master suite’s sleek, spa-like bath is like a functional sculpture of marble, glass, and quartz in cool gray hues. The his-and-hers, back-to-back vanities feature a “floating” double-sided mirror.
Designed to accommodate hundreds of bottles, the wine room’s unobtrusive racks are mounted on gently curving walls. Flush-mounted spotlights ensure every label is easy to read.
Even from the curb, it’s clear that this home was designed to complement its owners’ collection of art. Partially obscured by lush plantings and shaded by mature trees, the stone-accented facade defers to an orb-like water feature.
An open kitchen, which includes a pantry and caterer’s kitchen, features a Miele five-burner gas cooktop, Ann Sacks tile backsplash, and ample lighting positioned with food prep—and art display—in mind.
In addition to newly painted, museum-grade walls, the residence features a movable art-installation system that allows its owners to easily hang various pieces of art on the walls.
For more information, contact listing agents Peter Blank (720-849-1956) or Judy Fahrenkrog (303-888-4760) or visit livsothebysrealty.com.