Month: May 2014

Georgetown Victorian: History with a Mountain Vibe (931 Taos)

Georgetown is known for the Victorian homes that cluster near its main street. Take a quick tour of the town and you’ll see a variety of styles that range from simple, folk-style boxes with gabled roofs to more elaborate examples of Victorian and pre-1900’s architecture. Most of the Georgetown classics are lovingly cared for, as their owners know that they have something special.

931 Taos is a perfect example of the care and attention for detail that embraces the remaining Georgetown Victorians. You can imagine the history of the home as you take a tour. It’s been expanded and updated over its near 140 year history. But all along the way, the owners never lost sight of its inherent architecture.

While the home boasts modern amenities like a vastly upgraded kitchen with a gas range and a built in dishwasher, it stills feels authentic. Obviously, there are not many people who want their older home to be drafty and poorly heated. So, modern upgrades are essential, unless you want to huddle around a potbelly stove on a cold winter night. 931 Taos has been rewired, replumbed, and sports a modern heating system.

But most of these upgrades hide behind vintage wallpaper or tucked away in easy accessible closets.

Homes like 931 Taos provide enough nods to modern technology, while still providing its owners with the feel of a truly historic home.

While the Denver area has many neighborhoods with all varieties of Victorian architecture, none have the same feel as a mountain Vic. In Georgetown, you can sit on the front porch, surrounded by a white picket fence, and soak up the views of the mountains, while you breath in the fresh and crisp mountain air.  It’s an experience you won’t soon match in the middle of a big city.  It’s a Victorian with a mountain vibe.  And it’s less than an hour from Denver.

This home is currently for sale. for $229,000.

 

Exterior Georgetown ext. 4 Georgetown Living Rm 2 Georgetown Living Rm Georgetown Loft Georgetown Bath Georgetown Bedroom 1 Georgetown Dining Kitchen Georgetown Dining Rm Georgetown Kitchen 2 Garage Mud Room 1 Patio 2 Patio

 

Home details:

Built in 1872 & Expanded in 1876

2 Beds & 1 bath

1296 Sq. feet on a 4167 sq. foot corner lot

across from the town park

3 blocks to the restaurants and businesses

modern one car garage

newer furnace and hot water heater

washer and dryer (included in sale)

carpet and hardwood flooring

updated kitchen with gas cooktop, fridge and dishwasher

hand blown chandelier

 

 

 

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