Historic Baker House

by | May 23, 2014 | Blog, RMCC News

Historic Baker House in Capitol Hill Presents Rare Opportunity for Buyers Seeking Storied Ambiance DENVER – It’s a one-of-a-kind home with a storied past. Judy Mead, a leading broker associate with RE/MAX of Cherry Creek, has listed the historic Baker House at 1208 Logan Street in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Historic Denver Landmark was built and originally occupied by Henry P. Baker, an agent of the Colorado Telephone Company. This simple cottage is the only wooden dwelling in a neighborhood of larger masonry residences. The Baker House was later known as the residence of journalist Dolores N. Plested who worked for the Trinidad Chronicle and the New York Times. Plested became a mainstay of the Denver Press Club and historians often refer to the home as the Baker-Plested House. Plested died in 2009 at 101 years of age. “This charming home has been featured in several history books and part of its value comes from the fact that it is the last standing ‘clapboard’ home in Capitol Hill,” said Mead. “It survived the fires of the 1800s and early 1900s, and the home still retains much of its original detail, including 100-year-old lilac trees in the front yard. My client is the executor of the Dolores Plested estate. It’s a very rare homebuying opportunity for those seeking an historic landmark in Capital Hill.” Priced at just $264,900, the Baker House offers three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,302 finished square feet. Built in 1886, the owners will enjoy a two-car detached garage, a cozy fireplace in the living room, a study, and main level laundry. The home includes central air-conditioning, a loft, a complete appliance package, window coverings, wood floors, and fairly new carpets. The buyers will also appreciate a sprinkler system, a convenient main floor master suite, and planted gardens. The original architecture makes this home a genuine treasure. Notable features of the all-wooden house include fish-scale shingling on the second story and a decorative bracket on the south side below the mullioned window. For more information on the Baker House and other real estate opportunities, and to arrange a personal tour, contact Judy Mead at 303-246-5156 or via email at judymead@yahoo.com. RE/MAX of Cherry Creek sells more real estate than any other office in Denver. The Denver Board of REALTORS® has recognized the office for this achievement. RE/MAX of Cherry Creek is located in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood in the Ptarmigan Building at 3773 Cherry Creek North Drive. The company is approaching 30 years as one of the top-producing real estate firms in metro Denver. The company’s professional real estate brokers boast expertise in all segments of the business and are widely known for their superior customer service and friendly, personalized approach to business. For more information phone 303-320-1556, or visit the leading real estate company online at www.rmcherrycreek.com.

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