The 15 Coolest Houses in Colorado!
With Colorado full of incredible scenic views and one-of-a-kind mountain towns, there is no question why the state is full of prime real estate. Colorado homes, whether in the city or in the mountains, are sought after by many. Some of the best designers and architects have created incredible homes here. Varying from wonderfully unusual, to uniquely historic, to massively impressive, each of these 15 Colorado homes is architecturally incredible!
1. The Summit House, Aspen, CO
The Summit House in Aspen sits on Red Mountain, known as “Billionaire Mountain.” This 17,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms overlooking six acres. The incredible thing about the Summit House is that a home of this size actually can no longer be built in the county due to a new law. Worth $65 million, this incredible home with two elevators, 11 fireplaces and a view of Aspen Mountain is truly a one-of-a-kind house.
The Sculptured House is one of the coolest and most popular homes in Colorado. Since it was featured in Woody Allen’s 1973 sci-fi film “Sleeper,” the home has gotten much attention. The architecture of this Jefferson County home is truly out of this world.
3. The Brenton House (aka The Mushroom House), Boulder, CO
Located in Boulder, the Brenton House’s design is absolutely unusual. Although it is known as the Mushroom House, barnacles were actually the inspiration for the design. Made from polyurethane foam, the house was built in 1969. This house was also featured briefly in Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” film.
4. Evergreen Chateau, Evergreen, CO
This massive home is known as the largest residential building in Evergreen. This 21,000-square-foot home is made of limestone and took nine years to complete. With 126 chandeliers, four fireplaces and six massive rooms, it is no wonder why this impressive house is for sale for $17.5 million.
Rent this fun treehouse near Glenwood Springs. Built in 1971, the TreeHouse is actually attached to four spruce trees and rests 25 feet off the ground. Rock stairs lead the way to the front door, and even take a relaxing shower in the rock shower.
6. Earthship Home
Earthship homes are environmentally friendly homes that rely heavily on solar energy to power them. This home in Durango is an Earthship hybrid, since it is connected to a power grid for emergencies. Although this home might look alien-like with its adobe-like appearance and three-foot walls, it is definitely a cool, livable space.
7. Copper Palace, Aspen, CO
This unique home in Aspen was designed by Hugh Hefner’s ex-flame Barbi Benton. The house is just as crazy on the inside as it looks on the outside. This home is dubbed the Copper Palace because the exterior was made with seven miles of copper. Inside the house is a 1,500-square-foot gem and planet-themed nightclub. The other rooms are just as wacky. Barbi commissioned 30 artists to create her psychedelic space.
This 35-room mansion in Denver was built by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, or better known as the Red Baron of World War I. This limestone castle was built in the 1870s and completed in 1887. The 14,000-square-foot home is complete with a library, bar, drawing room and hand-carved woodwork details.
9. Custom-built Castle on Forest Parkway, Denver, CO
This $1.9 million home in Denver was made in 1931. Complete with a spiral staircase, double oven, six bedrooms and marble floors, this castle is truly fit for a queen. The castle in downtown Denver can be yours for just $1.9 million.
10. Mansion on Autumn Lane, Mountain Village, CO
This mansion in Mountain Village is worth a whopping $18.5 million. Built as a single family home in 2012, this incredible house has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 1.3 acres of land.
11. La Muna, Aspen, CO
The La Muna chalet in Aspen has a unique design inspired by the Japanese principle of wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi translates roughly to “imperfection is beauty.” This rustic abode works around the natural scenery with various levels of the home built to accommodate the sloping scenery. To add even more of an eco-friendly touch, solar panels provide energy to power the house.
12. Sunshine Canyon Residence, Boulder, CO
On 4.5 acres of land outside of Boulder sits the Sunshine Canyon Residence. This heavily wooded area is now a fire-damaged scene after the 2010 fire. The natural disaster actually inspired the architect to build a fire-friendly lodging. Two boxy-shaped forms make up the Sunshine Canyon Residence. The exterior is covered with corrugated weathering steel, giving it a beautiful and rustic touch.
The Lodgepole Retreat located 9,000 feet above sea level is a single-family home in Frisco. This contemporary house has three bedrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows providing expansive views of the landscape. This home is currently acting as a rental property for vacationers.
14. Blackbird House, Aspen, CO
This unique home made from burnt wood and a copper roof is located three blocks away from Aspen’s main ski lift. The Blackbird House, which is trapezoidal in plan, contains three levels. The interior is adorned with a central stairway, white oak cabinets and walnut floors.
15. Pa Gomo Estate, Telluride, CO
The Pa Gomo Estate in Telluride, which is known to be listed at $19.5 million, offers panoramic mountain views. With five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a glass staircase, wine cellar, tennis court, equestrian center and in-ground hot tub, this incredible mansion is nothing to scoff at.