CEO of restaurant company lists Country Club home for $6.8M

The home was originally built by prominent local architect Burnham Hoyt, who designed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as his residence in 1942. (Photo by Lily O’Neill)

The CEO of Little Pub Company, which owns and operates 18 Colorado-based neighborhood pubs and restaurants, has listed his Country Club home for $6.8 million.

Kevin “KC” Gallagher and his wife Kelly put their 8,569-sqaure-foot property at 545 Circle Drive up for sale on Sept. 21.

The modern white home, which greets visitors entering the Country Club neighborhood from North Gaylord Street, was originally built by architect Burnham Hoyt, who designed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as his own residence in 1942. According to the Colorado Historical Society, it’s said to be the prominent mid-century architect’s “finest surviving commission in luxury residential design.”

In 2014, Denver-based Sexton Lawton Architecture completely renovated and reimagined the home’s interior features.

Little Pub was founded in 1994 and operates popular neighborhood dive bars and restaurants, such as Don’s Club Tavern on Sixth Avenue, The British Bulldog in Five Points and The Hound in Hampden South.

Address: 545 Circle Drive, Denver

Listing price: $6.795 million

Stats: The newly renovated two-story home with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms features 6,000 square feet above ground, plus a 2,562-square-foot finished basement.

The finer things: Behind this home’s steel front door is a gourmet kitchen with a 16-foot island, adjacent to a bright and sleek office and an expansive dining room that connects to a sunken living on the main level.

The preserved original stairwell takes you upstairs, where there are three en-suite bedrooms and a master suite with custom walnut woodwork and a large walk-in closet. In the basement, there’s a media room, wine cellar, repurposed bar, craft room and plenty of storage.

Outside, there’s a pool, a pool house/fitness room, and a three-car heated garage with built-in storage and an electric car charger.

Seller: Kevin and Kelly Gallagher purchased the property for $3.9 million in 2013, according to property records.

Listing agent: Lea VanSchaack with Camber Realty

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Joseph Sobin
Joseph Sobin
3 months ago

Of note Hoyt also designed the main Denver library downtown with its signature international stule rounded glass enclosed NE corner of the building subsequently expanded by architect .Michael Graves. His original residence is a modest home across from Polo Club on Exposition Ave. Other examples of his designs include homes in Polo Club and Cherry Hills Village.

Joel Judd
Joel Judd
3 months ago

Last year Burnham Hoyt’s childhood home on 23rd Ave. across from Jefferson Park made way for a set of slot homes. The Country Club home should escape that fate.

David Ford
David Ford
3 months ago

This preserved historic residence is a true gem!