Historic Harman Hall in Cherry Creek North Presents Spectacular Custom Residence Renovation Opportunity


By Douglas E. Lierle

DENVER – Harman Hall, a historic property prominently located on the corner of St. Paul Street and East 4th Avenue just steps from Cherry Creek North, presents a very rare opportunity for a visionary buyer to create a spectacular custom residence. Listed by Jim Rhye of Kentwood City Properties, the beautiful brick exterior of Harman Hall has been fully restored, and windows have been installed where originally located. Offered at $3 million, the buyer has the option of finishing the property with a huge yard or splitting off a north lot and selling it or developing the parcel.

“The old white stucco on the building has been removed and the exterior is now restored to its original beauty,” said Rhye. “The original tin cornice at the top has also been restored. The property is on four lots totaling 12,500 feet. The north lot is a total of 6,250 square feet. Harman Hall is also available finished for $7 million with an addition from the Semple Brown Design Group making the property 8,000 square feet above ground with a 10-car garage with lift in the basement. It’s truly a rare property that presents amazing opportunities.”

The history of Harman Hall is rich and colorful. Edwin and Louisa Harman incorporated their 320-acre farm as the town of Harman in 1886. Kidder & Humphreys Architects designed the original Town Hall which was built in 1891. After Denver annexed Harman in 1895, the building served as the Mayor’s office; the Police Magistrate’s office, courtroom and jail; the volunteer fire department’s headquarters; and a grand hall which could seat 300.


The award-winning Semple Brown Design firm was commissioned to develop an innovative design concept that demonstrates how beautifully the original Town Hall can be reshaped and expanded into a grand custom residence. The property may be gated as an option to provide a very private, European-style ambiance with a motor court, expansive outdoor terraces and gardens. The Harman Town Hall represents a rare opportunity for a unique client to realize the satisfaction of obtaining and customizing one of the most artistic properties in Denver through Kobey Construction, a general contractor who refuses to compromise. Kobey is known for its precision engineering, innovation, and fine details.

The location adjacent to Cherry Creek North is also highly prized. This 16-block shopping and dining destination showcases one of the nation’s finest collections of one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. Cherry Creek North is considered by many to be Denver’s most desirable walkable neighborhood with more than 320 shops, salons, spas, coffee shops, and places to dine. Much of the synergy surrounds Fillmore Plaza, which is highlighted by numerous events, including Films on Fillmore during the summer, and the widely acclaimed Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

For more information on Harman Town Hall and to arrange a personal appointment, contact Jim Rhye with Kentwood City Properties at 720-436-9864, or contact Jim via email at jimrhye@aol.com. Additional information is available online at www.comassociates.com/ko.

Kentwood City Properties, formed in 1999, is the newest member of The Kentwood Companies, known nationally as Denver’s premier real estate company. The company’s street-front office at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop streets, directly across the street from Union Station, is comprised of nearly 50of metro Denver’s most experienced real estate professionals serving residential buyers, sellers, and developers. For more information phone 303-820-CITY (2489), and visit online at www.Kentwoodcity.com.

The Kentwood Companies is comprised of Kentwood City Properties, The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek, and The Kentwood Company in the Denver Tech Center. View all Kentwood listings at www.DenverRealEstate.com.



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