After five years in the market, a limestone castle in Evergreen finally crowned a buyer last month.
The 21,692-square-foot mansion sits on 35 acres at 600 Chateau V Road and sold for $ 9.5 million on November 17, taking first place among local home sales in November.
Evergreen Castle was listed in 2016 for $ 17.5 million and was then lowered to $ 13 million in 2017. It is not known when the listing was withdrawn, but it returned to the market in May 2020 for $ 12.5 million.
Sellers Randall and Cynthia Veselka bought the land for $ 1.05 million in 2004, according to property records. The Veselkas are Texas natives who run financial services company DTI Credit, according to the company’s website.
The six-bed, eight-bath home was inspired by the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, NC, and completed by Boulder Architects BVZ in 2016 after nine years of construction.
Known as Chateau V, the property has four floors of castle features, such as 126 bespoke chandeliers, 25-foot ceilings in the Great Hall, four fireplaces, wrought-iron accents, and a two-story library. .
Chateau V was purchased by The Bluth Trust, according to public records. This entity is affiliated with real estate developer and entrepreneur Charles Bluth, the former owner of Cal Neva Resort, Spa and Casino in Reno, NV, according to previous media reports.
Real estate agents Whitney L. Cain and Jennifer Davenport of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty represented both the sellers and the buyer.
Here are the next four most expensive local home sales starting in November, according to MLS data:
6455 Dakota Ridge Drive, Golden: $ 6.729 million
Listing Agent: Lori Abbey with compass – Denver
Buyer’s Agent: Amanda Watkins with MODUS Immobilier
Details: Sitting on 35 acres, this 17,716-square-foot mansion sold for $ 6.7 million last month, making it Golden’s most expensive residential sale, according to MLS data. The five bedroom, 10 bathroom home spans an expansive floor plan.
The master suite offers views of the Rocky Mountain prairies and mountain ridges, which can be seen from the bed or the private patio, and the master bathroom has a soaking tub, double-headed shower, and makeup vanity. A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired staircase leads to a games room with a built-in bar and an amphitheater-style home cinema.
An indoor / outdoor pool is located in the west wing of the house with a retractable glass door. There is also an attached garage for four cars and a detached garage for 14 cars.
1665 E. Layton Drive, Cherry Hills Village: $ 6.5 million
Listing Agents: Jennifer and Todd Markus with Kentwood Real Estate DTC
Buyer’s Agent: Ian Wolfe with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Details: This 15,496 square foot, 2 acre mansion in Old Cherry Hills features five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, Venetian plaster walls, cherry wood beamed ceilings, and limestone arches and fireplaces.
The lower level walk-out includes a home theater, billiards and entertainment areas, and extends into the Loggia with a play area, family room, private office with fireplace, bowling alley, golf course. indoor basketball court, gym and weight room, locker room, guest bedroom and bathroom, and a wall of windows overlooking a huge backyard and pools and spa, according to the listing.
1175 E. Radcliff Ave., Cherry Hills Village: $ 6.3 million
Listing Agent: Jeff Hendley with Compass – Denver
Buyer’s Agent: Linda Behr with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Details: The second Cherry Hills Village mansion to make the list sits on a 2 acre fenced lot and has 14,006 square feet. There are seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, an English country style kitchen, a theater and a gym. Outside there is a pickleball court, Olympic size swimming pool and a four car garage.
5175 Bears Den Trail, Sedalia: $ 5.55 million
Listing Agents: Linda Clure and Bob Hier Jr. with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Buyer’s Agent: Mark Callaghan with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Denver
Details: Nestled on 16 secluded acres, this 6,882 square foot ranch home offers “spectacular mountain views and unobstructed views,” according to the listing. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, high ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, indoor spa, entertainment lounge with bar and home theater, and four-season outdoor kitchen.
An expansive travertine patio with built-in fireplace wraps around the back of the house and there is an indoor gym with batting cages, weight room, and basketball court. The property is also self-contained and zoned for horses and cattle and has a well, geothermal system, vegetable patch, greenhouse, chicken coop and heated indoor / outdoor kennel.