Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s Real Estate Hot Topic. We kicked off this series by featuring a different Denver neighborhood each week found on DenverHomesMarket.com. Our first edition was on the community of Applewood. Last week we dove into some details of the community of Baker. Next on the list is the beautiful Denver neighborhood of Belcaro homes for sale.
Belcaro Neighborhood Homes
Belcaro is mostly made up of large ranch style homes for sale, all elegantly placed amongst winding tree lined streets with the center of attention being the Belcaro Homes for sale near the famous Phipps Mansion and beautiful indoor tennis pavilion. This mansion originally built by the late senator Lawrence Phipps (1862-1958) back in the early 1930’s. Phipps served in the senate representing Colorado from 1919 to 1931. Phipps nicknamed the palatial compound “Belcaro” However today it’s widely known as the Phipps Mansion.
The mansion was donated by Mrs. Phipps in 1960’s to the University of Denver. The property was used over the years to host a number of university related events as well as weddings and large private gatherings. The Mansion is situated at 3400 Belcaro Dr. The University of Denver sold the property in December 2010 to Tim Gill of The Gill Foundation and his entrepreneur husband Scott Miller for approx. 9 million dollars. They have been in renovation since restoring the property to its former glory.
Belcaro present day
The neighborhood “Belcaro” also known to many as Bonnie Brae area is generally defined by Cherry creek and Alameda Ave. to its north, S. Colorado Blvd to the east, S. University to the west and E. Mississippi Ave. along the southern border. There are some wonderful gems located nearby such as the Bonnie Brae Tavern Click here to read up the colorful history of this local joint Serving up the best local pizza since June 6th, 1934 and a relatively newcomer, Voted BEST Ice Cream Shop of 2016 by Colorado Parent Magazine Bonnie Brae Ice cream shop serving up house made ice cream since 1986. If you have a hankering for sushi look no further than Osaka Sushi. Located in the Belcaro Shopping center. They offer up a “Bronco Roll” as well as some more traditional sushi and Sake. They also have a full bar with a nice selection of Japanese beer to choose from for your sake bombs.
There are currently 17 Belcaro Homes for sale listed in the local Denver MLS map search for Belcaro. They range in price anywhere from 2.6 million for a home of nearly 5,500 sq. feet in the Polo Club Subdivision to 749,000 for a single-story ranch of approx. 4,000 sq. feet. The homes in Belcaro tend to have a lower than average turnover rate. The higher end homes particularly have been hit hard as affordability continues to be an issue and home prices climb. That being said if you want a large lot and some space to breathe with beautifully landscaped yards, Belcaro is just the place to call home.
Historic Houses for sale in Belcaro
If you are currently in the market for a home in the Denver Metro area or just thinking about it. Please feel free to give me a call 720-688-5110 or shoot me an e-mail. I would be happy to discuss your particular needs in a home. Denver housing market is as diverse as the friends and neighbors who live here. I’m sure we can find the right neighborhood with the perfect home to fit your needs and lifestyle.