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It’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to own one of the original homes overlooking Denver Country Club’s golf course. Even more rare: Nabbing one of renowned local architecture firm Fisher & Fisher’s “bride’s delights,” elaborate homes designed for wealthy newlywed couples during the firm’s heyday in the early 20th century.
But the buyer of 2301 E. Alameda Avenue will get both: The 1932 Tudor—designed by Fisher & Fisher, the firm behind downtown Denver’s Neusteter and Tramway buildings, among others—was originally a wedding gift to Colorado Governor John Evans’ great-granddaughter Alice Evans. The 1.3-acre property overlooks Denver Country Club’s golf course and downtown, its views forever protected by a recorded deed.
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But this home’s $6.2-million price tag buys more than history and great views. Six years ago, the current owners embarked upon an extensive renovation and preservation project that transformed the 7,696-square-foot home into a picture-perfect mix of historical charm and modern functionality.
“There are so few truly notable homes in Colorado, and this is one of them,” says Trish Bragg, a broker associate with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the property with her business partner Maggie Armstrong. “It’s special to have it renovated to this level. They kept the architectural integrity, but there’s nothing left to be done. No one has to do a thing to this home.”
The updated house now offers four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an exercise room, wine cellar, library, and a four-car garage. Outside, there are enviable gardens designed by Vogel & Associates (known for their work at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and the One&Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos), a spectacular rose garden, and the property’s original greenhouse. The home’s original leaded-glass windows also remain, as does a hidden bank vault that was discovered in the basement, and a restored Otis elevator servicing all three floors. Click through the below slideshow to see a few more of our favorite spaces and design details.