Property Crush

Peek Inside: A 130-Year-Old Victorian Home Got a Dazzling Renovation

published Aug 10, 2023
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Exterior of newly renovated Victorian home.
Credit: Amanda Proudfit

From its whitewashed brick and olive green front door, to its scallop siding above the roofline and stained glass windows, this 1893 home is darling from the get-go. But as you might surmise from the perfectly unchipped exterior paint, the Victorian home has undergone a recent renovation. 

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

The Details

  • Where: Denver, Colorado
  • Price: $685,000
  • Size: 1,162 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Amanda Proudfit

Fear not, though: The refresh involved carefully restoring the antique gem’s original molding, tiled fireplace, and, of course, stained glass windows. But the update brought in fresh paint inside and out, bespoke built-in cabinetry, light fixtures, and a total remodel of the bathroom and kitchen. The result? A bright, soothing space that feels imbued with history. 

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

In the living room, a white globe light fixture hangs down into the center of the room, lending a modern look while blending in somewhat with the clean, white walls. The simple palette lets the antique fireplace shine, with its sapphire blue tile surround and blue checkerboard hearth. 

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

Through a wide doorway with rounded corners, you’ll find the kitchen, where ultra-pale green custom cabinetry wraps around the room. White marble tops the counters, while a dazzling gold-and-gray Italian range and brass fixtures add some glitz to the room’s otherwise pared-back look. 

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

Not to mention, the kitchen sports one of my favorite home features of all: a built-in banquette, tucked into a sun-soaked corner.

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

The two bedrooms are beautiful in their simplicity, centering the home’s original high ceilings and carefully restored wood sash windows. 

Credit: Amanda Proudfit

The bathroom follows suit, bedecked in soothing shades of cream, green, and white. To up the relaxation ante, a dreamy clawfoot tub is against the wall, ready for luxuriously long candlelit baths. 

This Property Crush is listed by Jordan Bagus, Compass

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