DENVER REAL ESTATE – Designed by renowned Denver architect Robert S. Roeschlaub in 1899, the historic Clayton Stevens Elementary School in Congress Park was beautifully renovated and converted in 1996 to modern residential lofts. Many of the building’s original design elements and original structure remain intact. Today, a rare opportunity is available to purchase a distinctively finished loft at this historic venue. Listed by Leilani Renteria of Kentwood City Properties, the one bedroom residence is available for just $239,500 with a “priceless” historic ambiance.
The historic loft offers 1,088 finished square feet, one bath, and a complete appliance package with refrigerator and built-in microwave. The owners will enjoy window coverings, extensive hardwood floors, a kitchen island, and one off-street parking space. The formal classroom is highlighted by natural light and an open floorplan that’s perfect for intimate gatherings in a carefree loft lifestyle.
Robert Roeschlaub is noted for designing Trinity Methodist Church at 18th and Broadway, the Central City Opera House, East High School, plus Carnegie Library and University Hall at Denver University. He was a pioneer in the design of schools featuring abundant natural light and healthy air flow.
Located just two blocks from Denver Botanic Gardens, Stevens Elementary School boasts panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and Denver’s skyline from the upper floors. Voluminous 38-foot ceilings and column-free spans of 55 feet characterize the units on the top floors. The conversion of classrooms as open lofts on the lower level reflects the thematic of the design intervention.
Niccolo Casewit was consulting architect to Charles Nash, the school’s developer and renovator. Casewit was retained to customize the interior design of the lofts and obtained Landmark Preservation permit approvals from the City of Denver.