LIV SIR Lists Rare Offering in Uptown’s, 114-Year-Old, The Perrenoud building

Back to Blog

LIV SIR Lists Rare Offering in Uptown’s, 114-Year-Old, The Perrenoud building

As home inventory levels in Denver’s increasingly popular Uptown area reach unprecedented low levels, (active listings are down 71% from one year ago), there remains one unique offering from Denver’s residential housing history, that’s prime for the taking. On the second floor of Denver’s most historic condominium building, is a residential living experience like no other. The historic Perrenoud condominiums, listed by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, offer the chance to purchase a piece of Denver’s history, with all the amenities of modern luxury and convenience.

“The Perrenoud is the most luxurious, multi-unit residence in Denver,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Stacy Owen Resop. “It’s the epitome of what Sotheby’s International Realty represents; a distinguished, cared for, and celebrated living experience.”

The Perrenoud condominiums, located at 836 E. 17th Street, began as a testament to three sisters’ unwavering determination for high living in Denver. According to The Perrenoud’s building historian, Ruth Cambier, the Perrenoud sisters moved from New York to Denver in 1862 as teenagers after inhereiting a great sum of money from their father and only brother upon passing. At the turn of the century, the sisters, inspired by high society New York living, were rumored to have said ‘there are no apartment buildings west of the Mississippi fit for a lady to live in,’ and The Perrenoud apartments were born.

“The Perrenoud sisters were influenced by the New York concept of living in a hotel,” said Cambier. “They wanted those kinds of amenities for the renters of their apartment building. That’s why many people think The Perrenoud was originally built as a hotel – not true. It’s a unique example of that concept in Denver. There was a restaurant, dumbwaiters to each apartment, laundry services, livery services, maid’s quarters, a ballroom, large lobby, etc. Remnants of that unique lifestyle can still be seen today.”

Built in 1901, the apartments were managed by the sisters until 1922 when they sold the building. Changing hands often, the building remained residental apartments before nearly escaping being transformed into an office building in 1949. The Perrenoud became condominiums permanetly in 1986.

Located just six blocks from downtown, The Perrenoud is within short walking distance of restaurants, concert venues, parks, dog parks, and the 16th street bike way – offerings that make today’s Uptown neighborhood Denver’s most coveted place for lifestyle-inspired urban living.

The interior of the building features originals from 1901, inlcuding four stained glass heirlooms; the exterior entrance light, the window transom above the entrance, the fireplace glass front, and the atrium ceiling. Additionally, accents like the Italian marble entry steps, the mirrored entry hall, the mosaic tile floor, and perhaps most significant, the birdcage elvator, dated to 1901 and the only functioning one of it’s kind remaining in Denver – are original to the building’s first construction.

“Only The Brown Palace Hotel is synonymous with the refinement, luxury, and branding The Perrenoud offers,” said LIV SIR broker, Dean Fead. “It instills a sense of history and admiration for enduring the test of time, in both design and materials. It’s the opposite of Trendy.”

836 East 17th Avenue #2B, Denver, Colorado 80218
The 1,879 square foot second floor residence is offered at $550,000. The unit optimizes light with 14 expansive windows, a Juliet Balcony and West city views of Downtown. A grand rounded foyer opens into the main living area and study. Original woodwork, built-ins, and free standing walls from neighbors’ make this home a true architectural treasure from Denver’s rich history.

For more information, contact LIV SIR brokers, Stacy Owen Resop, BA, CNE, at 303.506.3128 or Dan Fead at 720.300.9500¬. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.

Share this post

Back to Blog