The Taylor Estate

At the heart of The Taylor Estate is this 1932 architectural masterpiece, designed by renowned Denver architect, Burnham F. Hoyt, who was known for designing Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as landmarks such as the Central Denver Public Library and State Capital Annex Building. Hoyt once regarded this residence as the most beautiful home in America, and one can certainly understand why.
From the moment you drive through the gates onto the private country road lined with century-old trees and white fencing, you are taken by the property’s beauty. Ward Lake captures your eye as you head along the road that is flanked by seemingly boundless pastures. In the distance, the elegant, English-inspired, 14,000 sq. ft. residence beckons you closer, past a field once used for horse jumping, then onto a long horseshoe driveway that stretches around a coiffed lawn to the front door.
You have arrived – and what a sense of arrival it is.
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As you enter the 26-room residence, you are standing in a large drawing room built to receive guests who, in the past, included Denver high-society, British royalty and dignitaries. With his-and-her master suites, 9 additional bedroom suites, 9 bathrooms, a formal banquet-sized dining room, chef’s kitchen, library, sitting rooms, offices, a flower-cutting room, 12 fireplaces, and quarters for a full-time staff, it’s no wonder Prince Philip and Princess Anne of Great Britain chose to stay here as guests of the Taylors. One must walk through the residence to fully appreciate the level of detail that went into the design of each room; from finishes to furnishings. You can’t help but take note of the numerous antiques – refined, still, in their age – or the beautiful wood paneling, fabrics and wall coverings. The carefully laid floor plan includes a private wing for owners and family, with nearby rooms for guests, while a separate wing was designed to house staff and accommodate all service needs.
Outside are 122 private acres of unspeakable beauty. Direct views of Mount Evans and the Front Range serve as an incredible backdrop for countless outdoor activities and entertaining. With a charming lake cottage sited at Ward Lake, dock, beach and boating privileges, this estate also includes a heated pool, tennis court, outdoor patios, a flower-cutting garden, dressage ring, stables, three staff cottages, water rights and agricultural status.
No, this is not your average estate property. From its unrivaled setting just 20 minutes from downtown Denver, to its renowned architectural heritage and colorful owner/guest history, this estate is, at once, captivating and extraordinary. And for the first time in 63 years, this magnificent estate is available for purchase; ready for new owners to carry on its rich legacy.