This $6M Home Was Built for a Book Collector and, Wow, When Can I Move In?

published Jul 20, 2019
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Looking for more than this provincial life? Well, bonjour! I’ve found just The Corner Chateau for you. Designed in 1926 by prominent Denver architect Burnham Hoyt—you know, of Red Rocks Amphitheater fame—this fairytale home built for a book collector stuns in its historic detail with all the modern upgrades fit for royalty. 

As you approach the property’s magnificent stone exterior, you’re just an anthropomorphic animal/furniture friend or two away from being fully immersed in a Disney film. With six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and three additional baths, there’s plenty of room for your rabbit, raccoon, or feather duster guests. 

Peabo Bryson would bring you to tears with a Grammy-nominated song about this foyer’s iron-rail spiral staircase. (Don’t know Peabo Bryson? Have some respect!) The foyer’s original design involved a massive pipe organ reaching the tower. Imagine sharing that anecdote with your guests!

The spacious master bedroom boasts a fireplace, with a master bath soaking tub that aims to soothe your aches after a day searching the woods for your lost father. A circular stone bedroom with exposed beams and a domed mural looks like it was plucked from the Magic Kingdom for your own personal enjoyment. 

Step into the wood-paneled library, where you’ll not only read tons of books, but also fall in love. Curl up with your beloved next to that stone fireplace and crack open that antique leather-bound copy of “La Belle et la Bête.” 

A white brick sunroom with wood-ceiling beams showcases the modern take on this classic home. After dozing in the sunroom, be our guest at the exquisite red dining room’s table.  

The kitchen features white custom cabinets with space for all your appliances (who may double as your best friends). Take a snack to the multimedia room where you can kick back for a viewing of “Hereditary.” Just kidding… you know what we’re watching. Outside, a sprawling garden and covered deck offer a serene escape, the ideal spot for hosting a party, or a place to frolic in the snow and finally realize there’s just something special under that brooding, furry facade.

With a price tag of $5,995,000, it’s a tale as old as time: me desperate to purchase a home I could never afford without a magic spell. But maybe soon you’ll be the one to call this beauty your home.

Editor’s note: Though this listing gets the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style, we haven’t done home inspections or anything—so don’t sue us!

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