Colorado’s Most Unconventional Homes

Across the country, developers have long been converting old and historic structures into modern living spaces. They are among the most sought after spots and often have the price tags to reflect that. We wanted to know, what are the most interesting and unconventional spaces Denver real estate experts have seen here in Colorado?

Converted Church

One home that I’ve seen was a home converted from the old First Reformed Presbyterian Church on Old South Pearl St. The church was built in the late 1800s and the builder did a great job keeping some of the original style components within the home including the stained glass. It was so unique what the builder/seller did with the property and it was a great way to re-purpose an otherwise single purpose use building into a home. Another similar conversion was a FSBO in Louviers (which is a small town south of Littleton on Santa Fe which most people don’t even know exists). It was an old church and the lot is on a peaceful street in the small town on a beautifully landscaped lot.

Andrea Price-Valenzuela
Price & Co.
www.pricecohomes.com

Mushroom Home

In Boulder, there is a house that looks like a mushroom from up on Mount Sanitas. Construction was done with air filled spaces (think a hot air balloon on its side) covered in a foam material that hardened into a shape. Downside is, there are no flat walls for hanging art.

Bob Gordon Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices
www.BoulderRealEstateNews.com

Sanctuary Lofts

The Sanctuary Lofts at 22nd and Emerson has done some great work. You can have an ornate stained glass window in your living room.

Robert McGuire
Your Castle
www.RobertMcGuireHomes.com

Old Denver Flour Mill

Old Denver Flour Mill built in 1920 and is the last surviving structure of its type representing this aspect of Denver’s early 20th century milling industry. Converted in 1998 to modern lofts and updated as of 2000.

Angie Sudberry
Your Castle Real Estate
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