5 Historic Colorado Homes You Can Visit (Or Buy) This Weekend
If you don’t follow Historical Homes in America on Facebook, there are some gems that you’re missing out on. I, along with 477,000 other people, follow the page, and it feeds every unrealistic dream I have of living in an old stone mansion that borderlines on being a castle.
The account notes these crazy homes all across the United States, but here are five of my favorites right here in Colorado. And, some of these you can even buy.
Molly Brown House Museum - 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colo.
This house was the home of Margaret Brown, a philanthropist, activist, and socialte who lived until 1932. Brown was also known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" for surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic. In the sinking, she also successfully convinced her lifeboat to return to the debris and look for survivors.
The home-turned-museum has exhibits showing Brown's life and what life was like in Victorian Denver in the early 1900s. The home has had a spot on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972.
Arnett-Fullen House "The Gingerbread House"
Located in Boulder, Colo., the Arnett-Fullen House has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009. The building process started in 1877 and was completed five years later in 1882.
This home is one of Boulder's earliest homes with indoor bathrooms, central heating, and a cold running water system.
The Perrenoud penthouse condominiums
Another Denver, Colo. landmark, the Perrenoud is more than just historic, the units have also been for sale. Selling for an average of $714,900 a piece, the hyper-luxe hotel-style apartments still have their charm from when they were built in 1901.
The building still has many features from the original build and design, including being the home of Colorado's only working birdcage passenger elevator.
1130 E 7th Ave, Denver, Colo.
This mansion, that looks like something straight out of "Bridgerton", is deemed a single family home. With six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, yes that could be a single family, just a very large one.
This stunner is still on the market for $4,995,000. It was built in 1904 and has been restored, but still has its vintage feel. Oh, and did I mention it has an elevator so you don't have to climb its four flights of stairs?
Dunning-Benedict House - 1200 Pennsylvania Street
Built in 1889, this is what I'm talking about when I say bordering on castle status. Originally, it was the home of Walter Dunning, but in 1898, Mitchell Benedict and his family purchased the home. At the time, Benedict served as city attorney and was also involved in the construction of Denver's Capitol building.
In 1930, the home was divided into apartments. You can snag yourself a one bedroom one bathroom unit for only $1,695 a month.
If you need a little weekend in-state road trip, and you have an appreciation for real estate and vintage architecture, these are the places for you. And hey, maybe schedule a little walk through! They're a little out of my budget, but hey, a girl can dream.
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