Denver Real Estate – A beautifully restored home in Washington Park listed by Anastasia Williamson of Kentwood City Properties is the first “Pop Top” residence to receive the coveted Historic Designation from Historic Denver. Located at 1101 South York Street, the spacious home is distinguished by meticulous restoration showcasing an exceptional custom kitchen, romantic master suite with fireplace and balcony, and timeless finishes throughout.
Priced at $1,138,000, the fortunate buyers will enjoy all the charm and special ambiance of a home built in 1911 complimented by meticulous restoration techniques that provide modern conveniences and stylish appointments without compromising the home’s original scale and craftsmanship.
“FAIT Homes did a fantastic job of restoring and preserving this York Street home,” said Williamson. “The builder utilized techniques that are dramatically different from the mainstream in order to maintain the original character of the home. Builders often scrape and dispose of anything that has historic character or value because it is hard to deal with, and the new materials do not compare to what was used a century ago. On this particular home, FAIT Homes rebuilt the chimney for the living room and some of the bricklayers had never done a chimney before since everything today is direct-vent, so they had to educate the subs about the proper process. To receive the Historic Designation following a ‘pop top’ restoration is especially impressive. Basically, the designation recognizes that the builder made the home bigger, but kept the style and feel of the 1911 design and construction.”
The two-story home offers a stucco and brick exterior, a spacious master suite, formal living and dining rooms, a study, four baths, and 3,252 square feet of finished living space. Highlights include beautifully “non-forested” white oak floors that were re-claimed from barns, telephone poles and other floors. The reclaimed oak is milled into one-of-a-kind hardwood flooring with custom inlays for a distinctive French look. Other highlights include wainscoting, antique fixtures, and a complete kitchen appliance package. The buyers will appreciate professional landscaping, central air-conditioning, dual pane windows, plus cable and high speed Internet. The home includes a two-car detached garage and a full unfinished basement.
Historic Denver recognizes homeowners and builders who have made a true effort to preserve their older homes’ architectural and historic integrity by placing an official plaque on the home that proclaims “This is a Certified Historic Denver Home.” The criteria includes original windows and doors intact or replaced with sensitivity to architecture, and original building material of exterior walls and accents intact or restored. Any addition, such as the Pop Top on the York Street home, must be sensitive to the original construction with respect to the home’s original scale and quality of craftsmanship. Visit <a href="http://www.historicdenver.org" www.historicdenver.org for details.