This architectural jewel by Belcaro – currently listed for just under $ 5 million – has been completely remodeled with surfaces imported from Europe and custom-made items completed on site.

The state of affairs: “The owner searched almost every corner of the world to find the right parts for each room,” said listing agent Jeff Hendley.

Design: The design is strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Revival architecture. Much of the equipment was bought at auctions and imported from literal palaces, including Versailles, Newport Mansions, and Hearst Castle.

  • All floors are more than 300 years old and are imported from Europe.
  • All windows were handcrafted or custom made by a blacksmith on site.
  • The walls and ceilings are made of Venetian plaster.

History: The house was built in 1928 by architects Fisher & Fisher for Florence Kountze Best. Best of all was the daughter of one of Denver’s first bankers, CB Kountze.

  • The house was to be demolished by developers in 2007 and divided into four lots. The current owners bought the house and completely restored it over 2.5 years.

The next buyer is someone who doesn’t care about following the latest design trends, said Hendley. “This house is for someone who gets it and appreciates quality, European design and authenticity.”

Other luxury features: 7,000 bottle wine cellar, game room and bar, pool, near Denver Polo Club, home theater.

Listed by: Jeff Hendley at Compass Denver

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All photos courtesy of Compass Denver.

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