Zipping to the top of August’s home sales: a nearly century-old Cherry Hills Village mansion with a 500-foot zipline in its backyard that fetched $9 million, topping the list of priciest residential sales in the Denver metro area last month.
The 8,800-square-foot mansion at 3901 S. Gilpin St. has six bedrooms and seven baths, and sits on five acres. It sold on Aug. 19 and was originally listed in June 2019 for $10.5 million.
Built in 1923 and renovated in 2017, the Tudor home still has its original carriage porch at the end of its brick circular drive. It also features a swimming pool, hot tub, basketball and tennis courts, and an “enchanted forest” play yard that features the zipline, according to the listing.
A 1999 evaluation of the estate landed it on the National Register of Historic Places, after finding that “virtually no exterior (and few interior) alterations have occurred over the past seventy-six years.”
Sellers Andrew and Shannon Rapp purchased the home in 2015 for $7.68 million, according to Arapahoe County records. Andrew co-founded Petrie Partners, an investment banking firm that specializes in the oil and gas industry.
The home was purchased by KM Investments LLC. Kim McCarroll is the registered agent, according to state records. McCarroll is the owner of Kim’s Fitness in La Jara, according to the gym’s website.
Christopher Bouc and Ian Wolfe with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller.
Here are the four other sales that rounded out the top five in August:
1489 Sunset Blvd. in Boulder: $7 million
Listing agents: Zach Zeldner with Compass Colorado
Buyer’s agent: Marybeth Emerson with Colorado Landmark Realtors
Details: Sitting on 1.29 acres, this 6,471-square-foot Boulder home has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The two-story residence features large indoor-outdoor living spaces, a chef’s kitchen and bedroom suite on the main floor, plus four more bedrooms upstairs. The finished basement includes a wet bar, wine room, rec room and two more bedrooms.
9 Sunset Drive in Cherry Hills Village: $4.9 million
Listing agents: Patti Helm with Compass Denver
Buyer’s agent: Ann Durham with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Details: Built in 1925, this 6,483-square-foot Tudor home sits on 4.2 acres just north of Cherry Hills Country Club. It was designed as a Colorado Historical Home by Merrill and Burnham Hoyt, midcentury architects who also designed the nearby country club. The four-bed, five-bath home is complete with a Carriage house, a detached eight-car garage and art studio loft.
4701 S. Downing St. in Englewood: $4.5 million
Listing agents: Megan Quinn Mayfield with Compass Denver
Buyer’s agent: Linda Behr with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Details: This Old Cherry Hills mansion features 13,000 square feet with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a 4,000-square-foot finished basement. The main floor has refinished bamboo floors, an office, a large formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen and more. Downstairs, the basement includes a 16-person theater, a full bar, a pool table, a game room, and a bedroom and bathroom.
12612 White Deer Drive in Littleton: $3.8 million
Listing agents: Karen Brinckerhoff with Kentwood Real Estate
Buyer’s agent: Kendra Bajcar with Remax Nexus
Details: Hidden on 13.5 acres with a mountain backdrop, this Littleton estate comes with a three-stall, two-story barn, equestrian riding arena and a fenced pasture. The 7,000-square-foot home holds five beds, six baths and was designed by Edwards-based RKD architect Jack Snow.