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The crisp lines of this sleek, minimalist Hilltop home contrast beautifully with the green and leafy setting, on a corner lot overlooking Cranmer Park. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

Hot Property: An International-Style Stunner in Hilltop

The timeless cool of this sleek 1940s home makes it an eye-catching landmark. Recently renovated and enlarged with meticulous attention to every detail, it’s a private retreat in the heart of the city, on the market for $2.695 million.

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It’s not every day you find a true International Style home around Denver, so that’s all the more reason to pay attention to the minimalist elegance of 175 Bellaire Street.

When the International Style first emerged around 1925, its clean lines and strict avoidance of decorative detailing placed it firmly in the avant-garde. True to the Machine Age, the International Style emphasized modern industrial materials (steel, glass, concrete), along with flat roofs, smooth white walls, and bands of windows that often wrap around corners. While all of those features may have been shocking in their day, the clean and pristine lines of this home look effortlessly chic today.

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Perched on a 7,381-square-foot corner lot overlooking Cranmer Park in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood, 175 Bellaire Street was built in 1940, and substantially renovated and enlarged in the early 2000s, doubling the square footage to 5,431. Today’s home features two master suites—one original, one new. The more recent master bedroom is an extra-spacious 1,059-square-foot retreat with a wall of windows and a private balcony.

All in all, the home has a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a living room and family room—each with a fireplace—a finished basement, and all new lighting and appliances. There’s a three-car attached garage as well. The party-perfect backyard has a patio with built-in grill, heated swimming pool (with electric cover), hot tub, and pool house, creating an ideal setting for lazy summer days lounging with friends.

“Maintaining the original architectural details, this home is thoughtfully updated and meticulously maintained inside and out,” says Ian Wolfe, broker with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “The park is your yard, and the patio and pool your private sanctuary—an entertainer’s paradise!”

Ebonized hardwood floors and original stairway features—including the railing’s fabulous curves—add dramatic flair to the home’s entryway. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The open-plan main floor includes an airy living room—warmed by a wood-burning fireplace—which flows into the dining area. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The light-filled dining area opens directly onto the patio for easy outdoor meals. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The backyard is a resort-like getaway, complete with a swimming pool and relaxing lounge area. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The family room’s gorgeously simple, built-in cabinetry and gas fireplace create a comfortable, contemporary look that blends easily with the home’s original features. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
The kitchen’s custom Anigre cabinets and stainless-steel countertops combine with Viking appliances for a chef-pleasing space. The sunny dining nook is perfect for casual meals or homework, with windows offering views of Cranmer Park. Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

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