Denver Realtor Dave Browning, with Perry & Co., has found that his 1892 castle-like listing on 2520 High Street has been a magnet for traffic since he marketed it two weeks ago.
The following article originally appeared in the Sunday, August 9, 2009 edition of The Denver Post. Written by Mark Samuelson.
The castle-like house built in 1892 for Robert H. Biegel on High Street a few blocks east of City Park may or may not have been designed by William Lang (Molly Brown House fame)… but Perry & Co. Realtor Dave Browning says it has points in that favor. There’s another castle-like edifice across High that has the same prominent use of stone that many Lang buildings (he did 250 in Denver) show; and there’s a distinctive sitting room off the master that is a Lang signature, Browning says.
One way or the other, David adds, the price ($375,000) represents a nice buy… $20,000 less than the house sold for in 2005, before an extensive remodel by Yianni Bellis and George Balafas of Kentro Real Estate Fund.
The pair replaced the old moors with new hardwood; gave the kitchen a complete updating with granite tops and stainless appliances; and very tastefully redid the finish, trim and paint job, preserving what they could, including original newel posts on the stairs and some stained glass on the landing above. When you arrive you’ll see that the stone elevation (Browning says it’s been a virtual magnet, drawing traffic since he put the house on the market two weeks ago) is worked into an elaborate stone terrace and grassed courtyard front.
“A Castle on High” is the way that’s being billed to other brokers (Browning is serving on the Denver Board of Realtors today… but a few years back he was a television reporter in Colorado Springs.) He and his wife Jenna (she’s at home today with 2-1/2-year-old twin boys) live in Bonnie Brae; he’s handled numbers of listings around City Park West… a trendy name for historic “Whittier” neighborhood, west of City Park Golf Course and north of the hospitals.
“In Central Denver, the market $400,000 and under is still strong,” Browning told me. You’ll see a floorplan that has three bedrooms, two baths up, with loads of built-ins and character in the master, and a study on the main, with a half bath off the kitchen where the remodeler installed an old fashioned pull-chain potty.
No. 2520 High St, with an alley-facing 2-car garage, is north of Colfax on York Street, almost a mile to 25th Avenue, then west four blocks to High St. and right.
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