Although the city of Denver is filled with historical destinations like the Brown Palace Hotel, the Colorado State Capitol Building, and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, nothing provides a better glimpse of the lives of the city’s former residents than its historic homes.
Owning a property that’s part of a city’s rich history is an idea that’s enticing to some home buyers. Before you start your search however, it’s important to keep in mind that owning a historic property requires plenty of care and commitment.
In this page, we’ll take a look at some benefits you can get as an owner of a historic home and offer some tips that can hopefully help you out during your search.
Before you start
When you’re purchasing a historic home, you’re not only investing in a piece of property, but in the city’s history as well. Closing a deal on a historic home means you’re making a commitment to preserve that particular property’s historic identity.
Home buyers planning to buy a historic home need to keep in mind that after the purchase, most of their budget will likely go towards maintenance and upkeep rather than flashy upgrades and additions. Gathering information on local planning and zoning guidelines, including possible restrictions on home design will be essential. Requirements typically range from cursory evaluations performed by the zoning administration to lengthy, detailed reviews focusing on a property’s architectural compatibility and historic sensitivity.
Historic Denver Properties will assist you during your search for the perfect historic home in the Denver metro area and its surrounding communities. You can rely on the team’s in-depth knowledge of the area to give you updated information on neighborhood codes that pertain to historic homes or whether a particular historic home requires city approval before renovating, and more.
Historic homes and neighborhoods in Denver
The historic homes you can find in Denver come in a wide range of architectural styles including Tudor Revival, Queen Anne Victorian, Beaux Arts, Jacobean/Elizabethan, Art Deco, and Gothic Revival, among others.
One of the benefits of owning a historic home in Colorado is that some designated historic properties may be eligible for preservation tax credits, which can drastically reduce the cost needed to restore and rehabilitate the property. Owners of residential and income-producing properties can get up to 20% to 25% Colorado state tax credit if the property they own is listed under the National Register of Historic Places or State Register of Historic Places. Structures that are also located within a historic district are also eligible.
Some historic districts you can find throughout the city of Denver are:
- Country Club
- East 7th Avenue
- Allen M. Ghost
For a complete list and detailed map of historic landmarks and districts in Denver, visit this page.
If you’re ready to begin your search for the ideal historic home in Denver, the Historic Denver Properties Group is ready to help. Get in touch with them today by calling 303.578.0706 or send an email to Mark(at)MarkMuller(dotted)Homes