Sometimes renovation means sweeping aside the decaying decor of yesteryear. But renovation can also be restoration. That's the case for this gorgeous Victorian in Georgetown, a small mining town in the Colorado mountains. Originally built in 1875, the home's first owner was John A. Coulter, a Delaware-born Civil War veteran who first settled in Colorado in 1867. After building this house, which is currently on the market for $525,000, Coulter served as one of the first attorneys in Georgetown and eventually as the town's mayor.
In an effort to preserve its historic nature, the 3-bedroom, 3-bath house has been painstakingly restored. Pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Coulter hang on the walls of the entry way, the home's dramatic wallpaper has been updated, and the curved walls and unique moldings have been redone. The parlor features a hand-painted ceiling, an antique fireplace mantle, and period furniture throughout.
While the romantic style may not be for everyone, fans of antiques should take note. The dining room has a claw-footed table, detailed wood arches, and even the light fixture has been converted back to kerosene. From the stained glass to the tin ceilings, this home is like living in a nineteenth-century museum. Take a look at the full gallery, below.
- 300 Taos Street Georgetown, Colorado [LIV Sotheby's International Realty]