Home inspired by 1935 film in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood hits market for $5M – The Denver Post

An 85-year-old Hilltop home inspired by a 1935 romantic film hit the market this month for $5.1 million.

The French Chateau-style manor at 33 S. Birch St. was originally built in 1937 but has modern finishes throughout, including a new pool and kitchen.

“The word is that the original owner was a Wyoming rancher who bought the lot, and his wife took the builder and the architect to see the ‘Magnificent Obsession’ movie 16 times, so that they got it right,” said co-listing agent Niels Oomkes with Corcoran Perry & Co.

Steve Levy, the son of the original owners Gertrude and Ted Levy, told BusinessDen that his father was actually not a Wyoming rancher, but the owner of a local advertising agency. But he confirmed the home’s design was inspired by the movie.

“The builder was ready to retire by the time the home was complete,” Levy said.

Seller Jonathan Hilley purchased the 6,505-square-foot home for $2.9 million in May last year, according to property records. Oomkes said that it was an off-market transaction with motivated sellers, and the current listing price is based on market conditions and comparable sales in the Hilltop, Cheesman Park and Country Club neighborhoods.

Courtesy of Corcoran Perry & Co.

The seller added a new pool to the home’s backyard.

Hilley is the CEO of Mile High Labs, a Broomfield-based CBD producer, according to his LinkedIn. Oomkes said the seller is moving out of state.

Mile High Labs moved from Boulder into an $18.8 million, 400,000-square-foot facility at 2555 W. Midway Blvd. in 2019 in Broomfield, where it extracts and processes CBD.

Address: 33 S. Birch St., Denver

Listing price: $5.1 million

Stats: The two-story home features 5,370 square feet above ground level, plus a 1,051-square-foot finished basement.

Courtesy of Corcoran Perry & Co.

The kitchen was updated and includes high-end appliances and a butler’s pantry.

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