Denver, CO, September 21, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The 2017 Jewels of Highlands Home Tour is Saturday, September 30 from Noon – 4 pm. The tour features eight fabulous historic homes in the Potter Highlands and Highlands Park neighborhoods of Northwest Denver. Proceeds from the tour benefit Skinner Middle School, a neighborhood Denver Public School serving students in Northwest Denver since 1922. Tickets are $25/advance, $30/day of and $20/senior, available at jewelsofhighlands.com.
As this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Nostalgic Homes, Denver’s premier vintage real estate brokerage, provides tour guests with a captivating experience of eight historic homes, most never before open to the public. Included in the tour is a side-by-side pair of exquisite 2-story Victorians in Potter Highlands, each renovated differently and uniquely — the majestic Bosler House on Highland Park, which is a grand mansion off of 32nd Avenue, and the Lumber Baron Inn. Potter Highlands is a designated Historic District, one of the oldest in the city, and is sure to delight.
The Bosler House, built in 1875 by Ambrose Bosler, is a designated historic property and landmark building in Northwest Denver. It’s one of the few houses in Denver that predates Colorado’s statehood. The home has a tumultuous past but has been completely renovated and serves as a model of historic preservation. The prior owner embarked on a change to the roof line in 2009 without first obtaining approval from the Landmark Preservation Commission. The home then sat open to the elements with a partial roof for over five years. Fines imposed by the city accrued until the liens reached 110 percent of the home’s value, $560,000, at which point the City of Denver foreclosed upon the house. In March of 2016, Steve and Jan Davis purchased the home from the city and immediately began work on the property. The home was on the 2016 Jewels of Highlands Tour, when it was just partially completed, but now tour organizers are thrilled to offer ticket holders a full tour of the completed and occupied space.
For more information about the Jewels of Highlands Home Tour, visit www.jewelsofhighlands.com
For more information about Skinner Middle School, visit http://skinner.dpsk12.org
For more information about Nostalgic Homes, visit www.nostalgichomes.com
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