inspired hilltop home merges timeless luxury + thoughtful customizations
denver, colorado september 20th, 2021
“Every aspect of this home is exceptional, well-maintained and loved,” says Corrie Lee, milehimodern’s co-listing broker for 25 South Elm Street. “The lot size is fairly unique in Denver, allowing ample opportunity for gracious flow and indoor-outdoor connectivity. It’s obvious that Squibb Estates embodied their attention to detail and artistry just by walking up to the home.”
Poised in the cherished Hilltop neighborhood of Denver — where homes of architectural merit are set against a backdrop of tree-lined streets — 25 South Elm Street stands out on a rare 15,620-square foot lot wrapped in elegant landscaping. Inside, an ode to timeless French architecture surfaces in the thoughtful details, including dental moldings, wide expanses of glass and formal living and dining spaces enveloped in tasteful palettes inspired by nature. A caterer’s pantry connects the formal dining area to the kitchen, the latter of which acts as one of the main heartbeats of the home, pulsing outward into another open living space saturated in elevated comfort.
The Colorado climate is celebrated throughout this home’s many indoor-outdoor access points, starting first with a covered patio grounded in natural stone and enhanced by a fully customized outdoor kitchen. An entertainer at heart, the owner of this home carefully curated the flow of these outdoor spaces, allowing easy movement between the interiors and exteriors while providing private vignettes for intimate conversation.
The newer build was further enhanced by additions that more than doubled the original living space. Through an art studio space adjacent to the kitchen, residents are escorted into a conservatory that is fully immersed in natural light and flanked outdoor access points. Inspired by one of the owner’s generational proclivity for auto body work, this conservatory features tasteful moments of industrial elements throughout.
This theme is fully explored in an additional attached garage, a space that rivals custom body shops with heating, generous built-in storage and a lift that descends into the lower level — affording space for up to ten vehicles. For buyers that are not as mechanically inclined, a world of possibilities awaits. To the current owners, having multiple functions for each area of the home was of the utmost importance. With indestructible flooring, egress windows and ducting installed, this lower level can be outfitted for a fully stocked home gym or personal training studio with seamless access to the home’s flourishing basement spaces.
Recognizing this need to use every space to its fullest extent, the upper level of the garage is home to a bright in-law suite lit by skylights that recently acted both as a classroom for at-home schooling and as a private hideaway for guests. This multipurpose theme continues outward onto a courtyard that merges the original home to its stunning addition. Gated and topped by a custom pergola (easily cleared by most 30’ RVs), the courtyard is both a delight for sports fans and a gorgeous venue for hosts . The heated driveway is grounded by custom masonry that denotes a tetherball space and a free throw line for the mounted basketball hoop.
“If a sports court isn’t your thing, the courtyard is a fabulous venue to entertain,” says Karen Nichols, milehimodern’s co-listing broker. “A dual-sided, indoor-outdoor fireplace, wide doors and an electronic front gate makes this space a treasured area for both intimate gatherings and large, festive parties.”
The home certainly encompasses all the components of luxury homes with a lower-level movie theater, ample secondary bedrooms and designer finishes – but the standout characteristic felt in this home is its loving customization at every level. From a pet run with an attached indoor shower, to a primary suite enveloped in five-star, hotel-worthy upgrades, 25 South Elm Street was designed as a living showcase of what comfort and luxury could look like.
25 South Elm Street is a 6 bedroom, 11 bathroom Hilltop home listed at $6,400,000 by milehimodern’s Karen Nichols and Corrie Lee team. Visit milehimodern.com for more information, or contact Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Corrie (email@example.com) to schedule a showing.
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