A Mansion from Denver’s Bygone Era Enters the Market

With few exceptions mansions from Denver’s bygone era of the original Gold Coast i.e. south of the State Capitol have been razed or otherwise altered into office, apartments and other uses. For an intact mansion to come on the market in turnkey condition is quite rare. For the first time in 22 years, 1350 Logan Street AKA The Cuthbert-Dines-Starkey Mansion is entering the marketplace.

Only only its 3rd owner is offering the 12,000+ SF Mansion for sale since construction in 1901. Mrs. Mary Starkey has operated The Starkey International Institute for Household Management within the mansion since her purchase from one of the members of the Dines family. The Mansion in its current iteration can be considered one large, multi-level immersive classroom experience. As The Starkey International Institute for Household Management teaches and trains those in the deluxe and luxury household and hospitality service sector, the Mansion has offered the perfect “hands-on” learning tool.

During Mrs. Starkey’s stewardship of the mansion she has not only respected and enhanced the historical elements of this rare building, she has also incorporated today’s technology concerning comfort and communication while staying true to the mansion’s design. Such upgrades include a central air-conditioning system similar to the design used in the Colorado Governor’s Mansion. The mansion’s 3rd floor once used as bedrooms for household staff is now offices including a server and high-speed communication used by The Starkey International Institute for Household Management.

The stately exterior remains true to its design; the interior offers formal proportions yet at the same time a sense of intimacy. The first level includes a traditional entry foyer, a formal living room, library, dining room (all three with fireplaces), a sunroom, a butler’s pantry, and a chef’s kitchen with breakfast eating area and caretakers office.

The 2nd level of the Mansion encompasses 5+ bedrooms including 4 en-suite baths and wood-burning fireplaces, two with attached summer sleeping rooms and all with expansive walk-in closets.

The top level once housed bedrooms for the household staff. At present those rooms have been converted to office use. Can easily be reconfigured to be bedrooms again and there are two additional bathrooms on this level.

The lowest level includes the former billiards room including the copper mantled fireplace, an additional family room (both now used as classrooms), a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar, a commercial laundry room and various storage and mechanical rooms. There is a 3-car garage and auto court with additional parking. The rear and side yards are professionally landscaped and secured offering privacy and serenity within the heart of the city.

The marketing of the mansion is a unique proposition for the two brokers, Joseph Sobin of Engel and Volkers Vail and Jeffrey Hirschfeld of Antonoff & Co. Brokerage Inc. Joseph is handling the residential side, Jeffrey the commercial side. The mansion has an attractive C-MX-8 zoning.

From a residential perspective, few mansions of this caliber and condition exist within the city center of Denver. The location is attractive to those who may desire a mansion from the bygone era coupled with a city-centric location allowing an easy walk to the Capitol, the CBD, Broadway corridor and Capitol Hill. With the emergence of the CBD being a viable and desirable area for residences, the mansion offers the opportunity to own a 12,000+ SF residence few can compare.

On the commercial side many opportunities exist from corporate headquarters to office use to NGO’s and potential for consulate/embassy. In addition because of its design can easily be a live/work building with the public rooms on the 1st and lower levels and private residential space on 2nd and 3rd floors.

The mansion has a Denver Landmarks designation, the rear and side yards offers additional redevelopment opportunities which can leave the mansion alone or incorporate including potential for a new rental/condo building adjacent to or attached to the mansion coupled with below-grade parking.

The listing can be viewed at REColorado.com, MLS #3063126

Full disclosure, I am one of the brokers of record on the Mansion.

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