Top 10: The Denver region’s highest-priced home sales of 2020

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The two-story penthouse on the top of Denver’s Four Seasons hotel at 1133 14th St. sold for $16 million. (Courtesy of Slate Real Estate Advisors)

While December isn’t officially in the books, 2020 has seen plenty of million-dollar home sales throughout this year’s real estate boom.

The top sale of the year — coming in at $16 million — was the 6,800-square-foot western-facing penthouse atop the 45-story Four Seasons. It was the highest-priced condo sale in Denver history.

Here are the top 10 Denver-area home sales in 2020, as of Dec. 23:

  1. 1133 14th St., Unit 4400 in Four Seasons: $16 million

Listing agent: Stan Kniss with Slate Real Estate Advisors

Details: The nearly 6,800-square-foot unit, which spans two floors, sold for $3 million above asking price on Feb. 25.  The penthouse has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an outdoor hot tub and fireplace. Amenities include access to a valet, housekeeping, two fitness centers, an outdoor pool and the hotel’s house phone to hotel staff that carry out every wish.

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3901 S. Gilpin St. (Courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty)

  1. 3901 S. Gilpin St. in Cherry Hills Village: $9 million

Listing agent: Christopher Bouc and Ian Wolfe with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Details: The 8,800-square-foot mansion, which sold on Aug. 19, has six bedrooms and seven baths, and sits on 5 acres. 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 a 500-foot zipline, according to the listing.

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29 Polo Club Circle (Courtesy of The Behr Team)

29 Polo Club Circle in Denver: $8 million

Listing agent: Josh Behr with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Details: Sold on Dec. 4, this 7,910-square-foot home in Belcaro was built in 2020 by an assembled team of professionals, including Denver-based architects Semple Brown and the interior designers of New York-based Studio D. It features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an expansive fitness center, custom fireplaces throughout, a pool and an oversized four-car garage.

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7983 Valmont Road (Courtesy of WK Real Estate)

  1. 7983 Valmont Road in Boulder: $7.4 million

Listing agent: Liz Benson and John Hoeffler with WK Real Estate

Buyer’s agent: Tyler Martini of Hyphen Real Estate Group

Details: This 6,122-square-foot home sold on Jan. 3. Built in 2005, the home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a two-car garage. The 15-acre property also features a pool, spa, pool house, walking path and barn.

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2158 Tamarack Ave. (Courtesy of Delaney Realty Group)

2158 Tamarack Ave. in Boulder: $7.2 million

Listing agent: Brian Delaney with Delaney Realty Group

Buyer’s agent: Jennifer Egbert with Milehimodern

Details: The 7,254-square-foot home sold on Oct. 9, and features five beds and five baths. Sitting on an acre in northeast Boulder, the property offers a private setting near Four Mile Creek and features an outdoor saltwater pool, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the open floor plan and a 2,100-square-foot basement.

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1489 Sunset Blvd. (Courtesy of Compass Colorado)

  1. 1489 Sunset Blvd. in Boulder: $7 million

Listing agent: 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, which sold on Aug. 3, 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.

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545 Circle Drive (Lily O’Neill photo)

  1. 545 Circle Drive in Denver: $6.8 million

Listing agent: Lea VanSchaack with Camber Realty

Buyer’s agent: Jeff Hendley with Compass

Details: The residence originally designed and built in 1942 by Red Rocks Amphitheatre architect Burnham Hoyt  sold on Nov. 3. According to the Colorado Historical Society, the 8,569-square-foot house is said to be the prominent mid-century architect’s “finest surviving commission in luxury residential design.”

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1005 Gilbert St. (Courtesy of Compass-Boulder)

1005 Gilbert St. in Boulder: $6.8 million

Listing agent: Steve Remmert with Compass-Boulder

Buyer’s agent: Kimberly Thompson with Colorado Landmark-Boulder

Details: Sold on Dec. 3, this 5,824-square-foot home with a visible steel frame features unobstructed views of the Flatirons from its indoor-outdoor floorplan. There are four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and an in-ground pool with a finished pool house.

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603 Highland Ave. (Courtesy of Porchlight Real Estate Group)

603 Highland Ave. in Boulder: $6.68 million

Listing agent: Todd Gogulski with Porchlight Real Estate Group

Buyer’s agent: Susie Donahue with Re/Max of Boulder

Details: This 5,284-square-foot historic Boulder property in the Mapleton Hill neighborhood sold on Dec. 14. Originally built in 1890, the home was torn down to the studs in 2017 to rebuild the interior, adding some modern touches, while preserving its historic integrity, according to the listing. Highlights include a stone-pillared wine cellar that can be viewed from the kitchen’s glass floors and a fully finished and air-conditioned barn in the property’s raised gardens.

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8 Churchill Drive. (BizDen file)

  1. 8 Churchill Drive in Cherry Hills Village $6.62 million

Listing agent: Janet Kritzer with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer’s agent: Edie Marks with Kentwood Real Estate DTC

Details: This 21,000-square-foot megamansion, which sold on Feb. 21, was built in 2009, has eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, as well as 10 imported fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and a separate catering kitchen, according to previous reporting. Did we mention there’s a 16-car garage?

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The two-story penthouse on the top of Denver’s Four Seasons hotel at 1133 14th St. sold for $16 million. (Courtesy of Slate Real Estate Advisors)

The three most expensive homes sold were in Denver, and the next three were in Boulder. Each city had five of the top 10 priciest sales.

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