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Iconic styling with an exterior made of river rock, stucco and concrete tile roof

In Observatory Park. Buy a builder's residence on a triple lot,
wait until you see all the extras. New lower price of $1,499,000

Extra wide lot allows for a handicapped accessible design with the master bedroom on the
main floor. The attached garage is accessed from the street instead of the alley

Welcome to 2474 South Cook Street, Denver, Colorado 80210. Located in the historic portion of the University of Denver neighborhood where all of the old mansions still stand, it has tree lined streets and a storybook, upscale feel (be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to see many addtional photos).

It All Started By Acquiring The Original Farmhouse
If you are a buyer ready to act, please don’t sign a contract on anything until you see this one. This is the personal residence of the builders, a husband and wife team, who spared no expense in designing and building their dream home. For one thing, the house is built on nearly three lots. This extra wide footprint allowed for the master bedroom to be located on the main floor, a rarity in Observatory Park. One of the two upstairs bedrooms is also a master bedroom, and the other is incredibly spacious and has its own attached bath plus a log fireplace. There is a bonus room, too.

Parents with young children will most certainly want to CookKitSmWebOsleep on the same level of the house as their kids. However, things change dramatically when children move into their teenage years. Here is a quick preview. They will enter a phase in which they will want to hang with their friends all the time. There are constant requests for overnight stays. They roughhouse. Play music that drives you nuts. And when school is out for the summer, they can get by on just a few hours of sleep for weeks on end. There are slumber parties with hours of romping. Now, do you really want all of that energy unleashed in a home in which your bedroom is just down the hall from all of that activity?

Front Entry Garage Eliminates Alley Hassles
If you glance at the photo above you can spot another unique feature—an attached front-entry garage. Recent changes to building codes in this area no longer permit this kind of arrangement. Owners are now required to build garages in the back with alley access only. Additional changes to the code say that those newly built garages must be detached from the main house. What a nuisance during inclement weather! Rear garages have resulted in the term “alley wars” because the alley is often clogged with service trucks or cars going in opposite directions. When you live here you can drive straight into the garage.

There is another garage, and it is a detached one car garage in back that offers many potential uses. It makes a perfect gardening or tool shed. You can store sports and camping gear in this space. It is the perfect place for bicycling or motorcycle enthusiasts to store their bikes. If you have dreamed of that little red sports car but wondered where it might live without sacrificing one of your primary vehicles, fear not. It will now have a home of its own.

Do You Love To Cook?
Dear reader, you could run a cooking school out of this kitchen. Keep in mind, the house has over 7,000 square feet, and the open floorplan is very much in evidence when you step into the kitchen. For comparison, try this. Count the number of cabinets and drawers in the cooking area where you live now. This kitchen has a total of sixty-one cabinets and drawers—enough storage so you can organize special utensils, mixers, oversized pots and seasonal place settings. Use the island work station to lay out your favorite cook book and all the serving dishes for a festive meal. The kitchen is equipped with a 5-burner gas stove top.

Other Extras In This 5-bedroom Home
There is a very elegant office laced into this floorplan. It is equipped with built-in bookshelves and full wet bar. The cherryCookBathSmWebO wood paneled walls give it a rich, warm feel. You can close the doors to concentrate on your work.

The basement is truly a standout feature. It has about 2,700 square feet, and it is finished in the same quality as the rest of the house. It also includes a full kitchen and bath as well as two generous bedrooms, each with enormous windows that bathe the rooms in sunlight. It has a rare extra—a wide finished staircase leading to a door that gives direct access outside. The outside entrance has its own doorbell and a separately keyed lock for privacy. It is like having a second house inside the main structure. Think of the uses. The latest trend is children are staying at home while attending college. They can come and go on their own schedule with this arrangement. Overnight guests can do the same.

Depending on your age, it is entirely possible you may need to take care of an elderly parent some day. Your mom or dad may need loving attention after a surgery. The accommodations here would allow you to keep an eye on them, and yet they would not feel like they are a burden with this degree of separation.

There is a walk-in vault in this residence that would make Ted Nugent swoon. It is protected by a former bank vault door that was dropped into place during construction with a crane! You may not have an arsenal, but the 11x14’ room could be used for heirlooms, important records or a “Safe Room”.

There are construction features of note if you plan to live here a long time. The house was framed with 2x6” studs (instead of the more common 2x4” studs). This sturdier support allowed for thicker perimeter walls that were filled with insulation which makes the home significantly less expensive to heat and cool. The interior walls and floors are also insulated. On the exterior, the concrete tile roof, smooth-skin stucco and river stone finishing reduce maintenance.

Summary
Here is a final overview. The residence has five bedrooms, five baths, five gas log fireplaces and over 7,000 square feet. Built in 2001 on three lots, the design feels relaxed and open. The master bedroom is on the main level. Two additional bedrooms are on the second floor. You can easily drive into the front-loading, double garage. You can use the detached third garage as flex space. The architecture will accommodate multiple generations. The lavish basement has its own private entrance. The home includes a vault, designated office space, and the patio has a hot tub. The interior includes organic materials such as hardwood and marble floors and granite counters. So desirable is the Observatory Park neighborhood, older homes are purchased in order to replace them with modern ones. If you enjoy being outside, you can go one block and hop on E. Harvard Gulch Trail to ride a bike or go for a run. The economy is roaring back. Interest rates are low. Home prices are beginning to jump. What are you waiting for?

How To See This Home
It is easy to show. To make an appointment, call the owner. He is the builder and also the agent. His cell phone is 303-725-4706, home is 303-756-2811. The price was $1,599,000, now only $1,499,000. If the house sounds tempting, remember the axiom, “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten". The MLS number is 9867872. The agent's mailing address is 2474 S. Cook Street, Denver, CO 80210.

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Cherry Creek Properties, LLC 5655 S Yosemite St. #109 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 303-713-9000

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