When we hear about a mountain home, it usually brings to mind images of a simple, rustic cabin nestled between peaks. But there’s at least one mountain home that doesn’t fit that description — the Colorado mansion built by well-known singer John Denver and his wife. It’s listed for $10.75 million.
Most of Denver’s songs seem to have been inspired by this impressive dwelling. Let’s take a closer look. After all, it’s not every day we get a glimpse of a celebrity mansion. Its floor plan encompasses 6,000 square feet, so there’s plenty of house to explore.
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With its dark wood exterior, it resembles a log cabin. Well-tended shrubs cling to lattice-work at the front of the house. A mosaic walkway, illuminated by the warm glow of an overhead light, greets you as you approach, beckoning you inside.
The living room, with its stone fireplace and wood furniture, seems to harken back to a bygone era. High ceilings add an extra dimension, making the room cozy without being cramped. Opposite the fireplace is large windows that capture stunning views of the treetops and beyond, the majestic mountains. This living area looks like something you might see at a plush ski resort.
With its high ceiling, chandelier, and polished wood furniture, the formal dining room is the ultimate place to host a small dinner party or intimate gathering. But it’s not the only eating area in the home. Another room houses a small breakfast nook for a more laid-back experience. Soft lighting and a glass wall make this a relaxing spot where you can take in the landscape without setting foot outside.
In addition to these dining areas, there’s a spacious kitchen, complete with an island and wooden peninsula. The best part, though, is what’s attached to the peninsula: a Jacuzzi. Imagine watching a winter snowstorm while lounging in the hot tub, protected from the harsh elements outside.
Let’s check out one of the bedrooms — there is eleven total, and just as many bathrooms. The primary suite, with its elegant furnishings and stained-glass walls, looks as though it’s been designed for royalty. There’s a fireplace in here, too. In all, the home has four indoor fireplaces.
Next, we’ll check out the library. What’s especially charming about it is the wooden ladder leading up to a cozy reading nook.
Other highlights of John Denver’s mountain paradise include a steam room, a guest house with a music studio inside, and a pool. A waterfall tumbles down a mosaic wall, pouring into the stream below. Decks and a fireplace-barbecue area complete the outdoor amenities.
About John Denver
John Denver was actually born John Deutschendorf Jr. Record executives persuaded him to change his last name to Denver, in part to honor the city he loved. Known for promoting environmental and other worthy causes, he founded the World Hunger Project. Besides singing and writing songs, he played various roles in several movies and TV shows. He died in a plane crash in 1997.