In the past five years, Denver, Colorado has earned a laundry list of national accolades, from the best city to live in according to U.S. News & World Report to one of the top cities in the country to accumulate wealth.
These studies usually cite the Mile High City’s strong job market, low crime rate, and low unemployment rate. But one of Denver’s most alluring draws is its relatively reasonable cost of living; the median rent for a one bedroom in Denver costs $1,240, making it just the 20th most expensive rental market in the country.
The relative affordability holds true for residential real estate. While homes for sale in California and New York can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, the real estate in the Colorado state capitol seems downright approachable. From penthouses to single-family stunners, we’ve rounded up the 5 most expensive homes in Denver proper to see just how far a few million can go.
Note: Although the Denver metro area includes homes that cost substantially more—like in Cherry Hills Village or farther south in Castle Pines—for the sake of this article we are only including listings in Denver city boundaries. In addition, we have only included homes that are readily available on major real estate platforms.
↑ Offered at $10,475,000, this custom penthouse in Denver’s posh Cherry Creek neighborhood boasts three bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,599 square feet. Amenities include custom cabinetry, 24/7 concierge, valet, and porter service, and a 1,200-square-foot rooftop garden patio with views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown skyline.
↑ Denver’s second most expensive listing—asking $5,690,000—is this four bedroom, six bath estate with 9,561 square feet in Cherry Creek North. The picturesque over-sized lot features a large outdoor patio and fireplace, while inside potential buyers will find a chef’s kitchen, custom two-story cherry wood library, and a temperature controlled wine cellar.
↑ Designed by the iconic Denver architecture firm Fisher & Fisher—a firm responsible for dozens of homes on the National Register of Historic Places—this impeccably restored six-bedroom, six-bath home built in 1928 in the Belcaro neighborhood is on the market for $5,500,000. Beyond its architectural significance, the historic home also boasts multiple fireplaces, a home theater, and a stunning outdoor pool.
↑ Set high in the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown, this four-bedroom, five-bath residence is on the market for $5,250,000. Beyond the luxurious design and the top-notch amenities of one of Denver’s nicest hotels, the listing also boasts two large terraces and what is arguably the best mountain view in the city.
↑ Denver has its fair share of pricey penthouse real estate, but none tops this twelfth-floor residence asking $5,000,000 in the north tower of No. 25 Downing Street. The listing features 18th-century hand-carved, marble French fireplaces, Rojo Alicante countertops imported from Spain, and panoramic views of the Denver skyline, mountains, and plains,