Historic Victorian In Wash Park

Unique, Historic and a little Aspen In The City!
245 South Lafayette...East Washington Park is now For Sale!

This 1921 piece of beautiful architecture both in structure and gardenscape is rarely seen in Denver and more importantly the beautiful Washington Park area.  Most of the historic homes have been scraped or remodelled beyond recognition of any historic value unlike the wonderful historic Victorians in  the mountain town of Aspen, thanks to the Bauhaus movement.

What you say?  The Bauhaus movement, (?) which is celebrating the centennial of the famed art school and movement that was founded by architect Walter Gropius in 1919 in Germany and is known for its modernism design.  Yes, that same Walter Gropius and his Bauhaus movement found its way to Aspen through industrial/capitalist Walter Paepcke by invitation to visit the former mining town turned ski resort in the summer of 1945.  Paepcke was also embracing one of Gropius' former art students, Walter Bayer and the rest is history...art, design, culture and the Bauhaus movement found its way to Aspen, Colorado.  According to journalist Andrew Travers of the Aspen Times, Paepcke and Gropius urged the Aspenites at a town meeting to develop a long range Bauhaus service-based plan that would find roots in the culture and traditions of the residents while fostering physical, mental, and spiritual well being.  Gropius called for preserving the original and near ruined Victorian homes from the mining era.  Gropius was quoted at the meeting...
"Restore the best of the old, but if you build, build new,".

Thus we have the wonderful neighborhood of preserved and restored Victorians near the Fritz Benedict music tent and Anderson Park in the West End of Aspen...priceless.

Fast forward to Denver, Washington Park and 245 South Lafayette.  Unique in that it is one of the few Victorians left and sits back among the Aspen trees on a 6240 square foot professionally landscaped lot with an additional 110 square foot Artist Casita, the perfect atelier.  This is the perfect example of the thoughtful mission statement of Gropius and the Bauhaus movement...function, culture, traditions of residents and the nurturing of physical, mental and spititual well being.

The property is located a block and one half from the Boat House at Washington Park, a block from restaurants and coffee shops, a few blocks from the Cherry Creek hiking and biking trail and convenient to public transportation.  One of the most highly sought after neighborhoods in Denver with a rare piece of history.

Don't miss this opportunity to own.
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Very little is needed to make a happy life.  As a recognized and experienced leader in the Denver real estate market, Judy specializes in lifestyle change and life transitions.  Now is the time to make the change and live the good life.
  posted: June 24, 2019 - Judy's Denver - Blog
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