Stately $15 Million Brick Building Becomes Denver’s Most Expensive Listing – Robb Report
History buffs looking for a home, this one is for you.
Formerly known as Harman Hall, a significant part of Denver’s past is up for grabs and comes with a wealth of modern amenities. This century-old brick building in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood was built in 1891 and once served as City Hall. Now the historic property is being offered for $15 million, following a massive renovation and expansion in 2010. As it stands, the home is the most expensive listing in the area and features four bedrooms and eight bathrooms. baths. It also includes a speakeasy and an underground showroom with room for up to 10 of your most prized cars.
When Pat Hamill, CEO of Oakwood Homes, purchased the historic home, he invested millions of dollars to restore the 130-year-old residence to its former glory. His work included restoring the original red brick facade, as well as gutting the interior and expanding its area by approximately 7,000 square feet. The dwelling, however, retains some of its original charm by using reclaimed wood and incorporating floor design patterns seen in the original era. “It was an iconic house, or at least I thought it had the potential to be, and I’m a history buff, so this house was pretty special to me,” Hamill told the Denver Post.
Inside, the living spaces are spread over four floors and lush outdoor terraces are found on three of these levels, with landscaped greenery and flower beds, in addition to a roof terrace. One of Hamill’s most important goals was to give back to the local Denver community, so he set up the lowest level as a private event space where he previously held charity events and other gatherings. The artists’ paradise includes a cinema room, a wine cellar, a bar and two guest suites. The previously mentioned speakeasy also includes a hydraulic car lift connected to a three-car garage and showroom.
Upstairs, interiors feature departures from the original period in the form of heated wood floors, marble countertops, large windows, and floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors. And to add to the contemporary vibe, there’s also an elevator. Large master suites span the entire second floor. The stately space features a fireplace, sitting area, patio, and oversized bathroom with his and hers closets, steam shower, and soaking tub. “There really isn’t a model for this house in all of Colorado,” Hamill says. “I hope the buyer is someone who shares my love and passion for giving back to the community.”
Kenzie Robertson of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty owns the listing.
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