The Wolfe Group of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts VIP Reception at $27.7M Taylor Estatelivxmin
Architects, historians, VIP clients and guests of Nancy and Fred Wolfe, of the Wolfe Group and Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, attended an invitation only reception held at the Taylor Estate Thursday, September 25, 2014. The reception offered an exclusive look inside one of Denver’s rarest listings. At $27.7Million – the Taylor Estate is the highest priced home listed in greater Denver.
The event was held to introduce the listing to potential buyers and to thank members of Historic Denver for helping to identify the rich detail of the home, constructed by Burnham Hoyt in 1932. Among those in attendance were members of Historic Denver, Inc., enlisted by the Wolfe Group to discover greater details of the historic estate.
“I went down to the Western History and Genealogy collection at the Denver Public Library and pulled the records for the house on Morrison Road. There are five oversized folios of architectural drawings housed at the library, showing every elevation and detailed floor plans. Hoyt designed the house down to the molding used on each door, the radiator openings and even that pantry sink,” said Becca Dierschow, preservation programs assistant at Historic Denver
The Taylor Estate boasts numerous interesting details. For example, the “s” shaped sink in the staff kitchen is coated in nickel to prevent crystal glassware from breaking if dropped.
To attend a catered garden party at the Taylor Estate using local accoutrements like honey from the estate and all access to the nearly untouched antique-filled rooms and backyard gardens is an experience enjoyed by few.
“This estate has been owned privately for more than 60 years, since the Taylor’s bought it in 1951,” said FSIR broker Nancy Wolfe. “Unless you were personal friends of the Taylor’s or dignitaries, you wouldn’t have known the property was there.”
Vernon Taylor III, the son of Vernon and Ann Taylor, original owners of the estate, attended the event. He explained that to honor the legacy and wishes of his parents he has placed a five-year deed restriction on the property prohibiting immediate development from the time of sale of the Estate in hopes that the property will be passed on to someone else to create their own legacy.
“It was my father’s wish for this place to go to a family. A family with kids who would sail, ice skate, play tennis and especially ride horses like my parents loved to do,” said Taylor. “They rode every day. My father would ride with my mother every morning before he went to the office.”
Just 20 minutes from downtown Denver, the property is hidden away at the end of a long dirt drive in Lakewood, Colo. Situated on Ward Lake with 1,100 feet of waterfront, boating privileges are shared with just 10 families. The property has one acre zoning with agricultural status and features a 14,000 square foot English manor-style 26-room home, a lake cottage, stable, dressage ring and two barns, a tennis court, outdoor pool and unobstructed mountain views. For more information, contact Nancy Wolfe of The Wolfe Group at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty at 303.324.0825.