Denver-Close Mansion Is A Standout In Its Affluent Neighborhood

Interior of the house
The reimagined residence in Denver's exclusive Cherry Hills Village is listed for $10.1 million.

Cherry Hills Village is a well-heeled community in the greater Denver area, about 10 miles from downtown yet somewhat of a world away.

Its lush parklike neighborhoods are filled with luxury homes in a variety of architectural styles – some exceeding 10,000 square feet and sitting on lots of more than an acre. Just the setting for large-scale entertaining.

This nearly two-acre estate is set behind gates on a double lot with a tennis court and a swimming pool. The 16,209-square-foot mansion, with a stone exterior and a slate roof, was originally designed in the 1980s by Michael Barber and built by Al Cohen Construction Co. Then in 2015 it underwent a contemporary transformation under the guidance of designer David Hintgen and builder Micky Miller.

The estate is accessed via two driveways and measures about 1.8 acres. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

Tall double doors open to the foyer, which has a skylight at the apex of its pyramidal ceiling. Wide gallery halls lead to the four main living spaces – the dining room, the study, the family room and the living room. There are inlaid oak parquet floors.

Eye-catching details abound, both inside and outside the residence. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

Eye-catching details are everywhere: The glitzy wet bar sets off the three Lucite-like stools. A marble fireplace framed by windows sits under a vaulted ceiling with heavy wooden beams. Walls of glass open to an indoor spa.

Noted Colorado-based designer David Hintgen was commissioned create the home’s vibrant environments. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

A multi-tiered tray ceiling tops the formal dining room, which can accommodate a table seating 22 guests.

Pocketing walls of glass connect central living spaces with the outdoors. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

Peninsulas and an island bring added counter space to the kitchen. Other living spaces include five bedrooms and a contemporary office. Features of the 11 bathrooms include floating-style vanities and a soaking tub.

A thick slab of marble crowns the home’s stylish wet bar. (SLIFE SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

The attached pool house creates another spot to gather or dine.

A large atrium floods the breakfast room in natural light. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

A sweeping driveway fronts the house and leads to gated motor court parking. Trees create a privacy barrier along the property boundaries.

The music room and lounge. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

John Jaster of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is the listing agent for 9 Cherry Hills Farm Court, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. The asking price is US $10.1 million.

The features of the house include Colorado buff stone exterior and a Vermont slate roof. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

Denver International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from the estate.

The property includes multiple spaces for outdoor dining and living. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

Walls of glass take in grounds brimming with various specimen trees and flora. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

The home was designed by architect Michael Barber to follow the gentle contours of the grounds. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

The swimming pool. (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE)

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