Regardless of size, your home can feel like a castle. But in the middle of Denver, you’ll find a home for sale that truly is a castle.
Situated in the heart of Denver, Castle Marne is a 19th-century mansion that features three stories, 10 bedrooms, 11 baths, and the matchless design work of noted architect William Lang. The listing agent for this exclusive residence is Usaj Realty’s owner and employing broker Jenny Usaj.
“This castle is truly incredible,” said Usaj. “There is unbelievable historic detail throughout the home. From the exquisite hand-crafted woodwork to delicate wainscoting to the vaulted ceiling, the residence is breathtaking.”
This residence showcases old world charm and intricate woodworking
Built from locally sourced lava stone out of Castle Rock, this extraordinary home evokes an aura of European pageantry and royalty. In the late 1800s, Castle Marne evolved from a show home and later served as the residence of many prominent Denver families. Over time, it has housed renters as an apartment house, was a designated processing center for parolees and later, became a bed and breakfast.
Covering 6,308 square feet of living space, you’ll be struck by the remarkable woodwork inside the home. From the deftly crafted fireplace mantles to intricate wainscoting to the ornate sweeping multi-level staircase, the craftsmanship and detail are arresting. The main floor is replete with noteworthy accents including a masterful dining room, oversized windows, soaring ceilings, and charisma that can only be found in a nearly 150-year-old home.
“This home has served different purposes for many different generations of people,” Usaj explained. “As a result, you can lock off areas, and rent out various rooms and sections should you so desire.”
The impressive fireplace is a standout feature of the home. Handcrafted in England and shipped to the United States, the mantel boasts intricate craftsmanship and natural stone from Oaxaca, Mexico. It includes the “Green Man Face,” which is a common European feature that represents spring and rebirth.
Unique features are found on every level
Lodged throughout the home are original stained glass pieces that provide an ethereal aura that just might take you back in time. You’ll find multiple kitchens, all with new appliances and quartz countertops, magnificent hardwood floors throughout, and cozy sitting and parlor rooms, compliments of the turret that spans all three stories. These turrets provide intimate sitting areas, perfect for conversation and respite.
The Belgian-crafted peacock window made with vintage stained glass is 6 feet in diameter, which highlights the striking staircase and serves as the one of the signature emblems of this home fit for royalty.
All the bedrooms and suites on the second and third floors are one-of-a-kind and have retained their vintage charm and appeal. Your guests will appreciate all the fine details and old world charm of these delightful rooms.
Modern conveniences have been seamlessly integrated into the vintage motif
Thoughtful and regular updates and renovations over the years have allowed this home to maintain its impeccable charm yet boast modern conveniences. The kitchen features a modern farmhouse sink, new appliances, touch faucets and more. All the bathrooms have been immaculately updated with new showers, toilets, vanities and plumbing fixtures.
The interior of this remarkable home is matched only by the uncommon exterior grounds and outdoor living spaces. Cozy patio areas, private balconies, and a welcoming porch (complete with swing) beg for get-togethers and entertaining.
The possibilities are endless with this incomparable property. Whether you are looking for a truly unique home, are exploring buying an investment property for leasing office space or short-term rentals or want to create a distinctive special event venue, this residence needs to be on your shortlist for viewing.
The Carriage House
The Carriage House situated at its own address of 2020 16th St was built of the same lava stone as the mansion. It originally contained stables for four horses, a hayloft and quarters for two grooms located on the second floor. The upstairs features 14 windows, 16.5-foot ceilings, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
The downstairs of the Carriage House features two residences that can be turned into one larger one if you so choose! One of the spaces spans 450 square feet and makes a great Airbnb while the other features 750 square feet of space that would happily accommodate a family rental.
2020 16th Street is offered at $1,500,000, see more of it here.
Interested in Owning a Piece of History?
The Castle is listed as follows:
- 1572 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
- 8 Beds
- 10 Baths
- 6308 Sq Ft
- Offered at $3,500,000
- See more here: https://www.usajrealty.com/real-estate/1572-race-street-denver-co-80206/4332548/122422995
The Carriage House is listed as follows:
- 2020 E 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
- 3 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2335 Sq Ft
- Offered at $1,500,000
- See more here: https://www.usajrealty.com/real-estate/2020-e-16th-avenue-denver-co-80206/9308684/122436283
An ideal offer includes both properties for $5,000,000.
Contact Jenny Usaj for your tour at Jenny@usajrealty.com
The Investment Opportunities are Endless
This architectural masterpiece was created by William Lang to be a single-family residence. Since it was built, it has been commercial offices, apartments, used as a processing center for parolees, abandoned, and a famous bed and breakfast!
Today, the main level is used as a primary living space with multiple Airbnb listings on the second & third floors as well as in the Carriage House. Covering 6,308 square feet of living space, you’ll be struck by the remarkable woodwork inside.
Commercial Options for this stunning property include:
- Office/Commercial Space
- Wedding venue
- Event venue
- Bed and Breakfast
- Apartment (short or long term)
Short Term Residential Investment Options for the Castle Include:
- The whole house rents for $1,500-2,000/night (7 beds/8 baths, with a locked-off, private area for the owner)
- A single room in the Castle rents for $200/night
The Carriage House Investment Opportunities Include:
- The carriage house is currently rented for $2,500/mo which includes the top floor as well an additional space on the main floor.
- The upstairs features 14 windows, 16.5 foot ceilings, a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.
- The downstairs of the Carriage House features two residences that can be turned into one larger space if you so choose!
- One of the spaces spans 450 square feet and makes a great Airbnb while the other features 750 square feet of space that would happily accommodate a family rental.
- The front room is on Airbnb for $200/night.
Situated just blocks away from City Park, Cheesman Park and the 17th Avenue restaurant district, this celebrated residence is sure to impress the most discerning home buyer or investor. Don’t miss out on this exclusive property in the heart of Denver! Contact Jenny Usaj to set up an appointment to see this phenomenal home.