The Storied Past of Rosedale Ranchlivxmin
A home that welcomes you, an extended invitation encouraging you beyond its entryway into unique rooms, passageways and outdoor spaces. It draws you in, insisting on relaxation and repose while gently suggesting you be inspired. Inviting homes define one’s essence. Evergreen’s extraordinary Rosedale Ranch encompasses all this and more. With a history almost a hundred years in the making, the enduring greatness of this heavily pine-wooded mountain home lives on.
Originally built by prominent Wyoming Oil tycoon Vemor Z. Reed in the early 1920s, no expense was spared in creating the ultimate Evergreen retreat. The property has passed through several hands – notably the Reed family, but also wealthy Milwaukee pie maker Ray Zipprich, and President of Great Western Sugar Company Robert R. Owen. Over the last century each couple added their own special touches to the estate but the original architecture and interior finishes remain the same – down to the fireplace screen made of Swedish steel and mica, whose delicate roses glow as the fire grows warmer.
The exquisite stone house is reminiscent of a European Chapel, while a scattering of four log cabins, a small barn, and modest pasture complete the estate. Hand carved Philippine mahogany woodwork precedes elegant vaulted ceilings, while original linen wallpapers imported from France still adorn the bedroom walls. Gorgeous flagstone floors, exposed beams, hand-carved moldings, and cathedral windows take cues from French provincial design.
A series of ten marble arches imported from Italy make an incredible statement in the courtyard, each looking out to the property’s sprawling 102 acres with views of Mount Evans. A graceful step back in time, the Rosedale Ranch remains a tribute to craftsmanship and old world charm. 32743 Upper Bear Creek Road Evergreen, CO | $2,300,000 USD is listed by Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information call 303.893.3200.
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